Monday, July 1, 2019

US-Bred Horses Selected for Pan-Am Teams

Credit: USEA/Leslie Mintz photos

US-bred horses will represent the United States at the 2019 Pan-American Games this year on both the eventing and dressage teams. The two event horses are by stallions standing in the US, including Riverman, who is listed on (see link below). The US Sport Horse Breeders Association included this report in their recent email newsletter to members:

Every breeder has probably dreamt of seeing one of their foals go on to greatness and for three US breeders that dream is coming true this year. The 2019 Pan-American Teams have been announced and three US-bred horses will be representing the US this year.

In dressage, Faro SQF (Fidertanz x Rose/Rotspon) will compete with new team member Nora Batchelder. Faro, a Hanoverian gelding, is owned by Nora and Andrea Whitcomb and was bred by Jill Peterson in Florida.

In eventing, we see two US-bred offspring and both are by stallions standing in the US! Tamra Smith will be riding Judith McSwain's Fleeceworks Royal (Riverman x Marisol/Corofino). This Holsteiner mare was bred by Charlotte Wrather of California. Veteran team member Boyd Martin will be riding the Trakehner gelding Tsetserleg (Windfall x Thabana) who was bred by Timothy Holekamp and is owned by Christine Turner.

The USSHBA update their list on 7-31-2019 to include reserves and alternates, and to include some results: 


Faro SQF (Fidertanz-Rotspon), bred by Jill Peterson, owned by Andrea Whitcomb & Nora Batchelder, ridden by Nora Batchelder.  Competing for the US.  Just earned the Team Silver & placed 5th individually!

 (Florencio-Ferro), bred by Sandi Lieb, owned by Roberta Foster, ridden by Roberta Foster.  Competing for Barbados.  Placed 14th individually!


Tsetserleg (Windfall-Buddenbrock), bred by Timothy Holekamp, owned by Christine Turner, ridden by Boyd Martin.  Competing for the US. 

Fleeceworks Royal (Riverman-Corofino), bred by Charlotte Wrather, owned by Judith McSwain, ridden by Tamie Smith.  Selected for the US  Eventing Team but unfortunately a minor injury prevented them from shipping to the Games. 

Vandiver (Windfall-Mystic Replica xx), bred by Debi Crowley, owned by Debi Crowley, Jessica Payne, & Doug Payne, ridden by Doug Payne.  Selected as a Reserve Horse. 

Sea of Clouds (Malibu Moon xx-Jolie's Halo xx), bred by Betz/Kidder/Blackburn/Lamantia/Davidson, owned by Sea of Clouds Partnership, ridden by Phillip Dutton.  Named as an Alternate. 

Vermiculus (Serazim-Be My Native xx), bred by Lawson Williams, owned byJacqueline Mars, ridden by Lauren Kieffer.  Named as an Alternate. 

Show Jumping:

Quincy Car (Galiani Car-Amour Parfait), bred by Fernando Cardenas Sr., owned by Fernando Cardenas and Meredith Cardenas, ridden by Fernando Cardenas.  Competing for Colombia. 

We wish the best of luck to the entire US Teams, but especially to the connections of these three US-bred horses!

We at second that!

To visit the USSHBA website, click here.

To learn more about Riverman, sire of Fleeceworks Royal, click here.

For more about the US Eventing Association, click here.

To visit the USEF website, click here.

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