USA Wins Pan American Gold & 2016 Olympic Team Berth , Canada Silver, Brazil Bronze

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USA Pan American Games gold medal team. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
USA Pan American Games gold medal team. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

PALGRAVE, Ontario, July 12, 2015–The United States won Pan American Games gold Sunday and a ticket to send a team to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year while Canada took silver and Brazil bronze.

Canada and Mexico qualified one individual for the Olympics through these Games.

The American team of Steffen Peters on Legolas, Laura Graves on Verdades, Kimberly Herslow on Rosmarin and Sabine Schut-Kery on Sanceo held on to the lead they set on the first day of the unique format of mixed Big and Small Tour teams at these championships for the hemisphere held once every four years.

Laura and Verdades posted a personal best Grand Prix Special score of 77.158, just 0.001 per cent higher than their result at the World Games last year while Kim and Rosmarin also posted a personal best in the Intermediate 1.

Kimberly Herslow on Rosmarin in the ride that was the highest for the small tour in the Pan American Games Nations Cup.  2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Kimberly Herslow on Rosmarin in the ride that was the highest for the small tour in the Pan American Games Nations Cup. 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Canadian combinations of Brittany Fraser on All In and Chris von Martels on Zilverstar set the standard for the Small Tour with personal best scores in the Prix St. Georges and the Intermediate 1 but the Big Tour pairs could not match the American Grand Prix pairs that are ranked No. 7 and No. 8 in the world.

Chris Von Martels on Zilverstar was the highest placed Canadian in the Intermediate 1 after finishing behind Brittany Fraser on All in in the Prix St. Georges, though their scores were close.

“I am very much looking forward to the Freestyle on Tuesday,” he said where the individual medals will be decided with no “bonus” marks for Big Tour.

“I was thrilled with my ride. Zilver was amazing . We have trained very hard the past few months and I think he is peaking at just the right time.”

“All in was great,” Brittany said after her ride in the Int. 1 that scored 76.079 per cent. “The pressure was as high as yesterday and I wanted to do as well if not better that Chris. It was hot out there and the atmosphere was crazy but All In handled it like a champion. He is incredible.”

Chris Von Martels leaving the arena on Zilverstar after posting the highest score for Canada on the second day of Pan American Games Nations Cup competition. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Chris Von Martels leaving the arena on Zilverstar after posting the highest score for Canada on the second day of Pan American Games Nations Cup competition. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

There were some “unusual” elements in the presentation of the Grand Prix Special section when the public address system that had been playing non-intrusive uring the rides played the Canadian national anthem during the ride by Megan Lane on Caravella for the home team.

If Canada wants to send a team to Rio it must now qualify at least two more riders through world rankings.

Brazil, already qualified for the Olympics as the host nation, sent a talented Small Tour team of four horses and riders and beat out Mexico for the bronze.

Mexico’s squad was cut to three when one combination did not pass veterinary examination and the experience of Bernadette Pujals as an Olympic and World Games rider was not enough to medal on Heslegaards Rolex, the horse she competed at small tour in the previous Pan Ams in Mexico in 2011 and has since moved up to Grand Prix where a “bonus” of 1.5 per cent was added for each of the Nations Cup rides.

Only a single Olympic team spot was available through these Games but individual places for two individual places–one each for North and South America that went to Canada and Mexico that had Grand Prix combinations on their teams.

Teams from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the United States and Venezuela started the Nations Cup as well as individuals from Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. Argentina, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. included Big Tour combinations.

The introduction of Grand Prix into the team format for the first time at a Pan Ams with a maximum of two Big Tour pairs per team was designed to raise the level of dressage in the Americas.

The Pan Ams are the second largest multi-sport event in the world after only the Olympics and stages the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of dressage, eventng and jumping,

Results Individual & Team

Individual

Judges: E: Hans-Christian Matthiesen DEN H: Stephen Clarke GBR C: Maribel Alonso ME M: Elizabeth McMullen CAN B: Lilo Fore USA
 
Rank Horse nº Rider % Score & (Rank) Total
Horse Name E H C M B %Mark
1 165 T

VERDADES

1
79.020
1
76.961
1
77.059
4
76.373
4
76.471
77.177
2 166 T

ROSMARIN

2
78.553
4
75.395
4
74.737
1
78.158
1
78.947
77.158
3 119 T

ZILVERSTAR

4
75.789
3
75.921
3
75.000
3
76.842
3
77.500
76.210
4 116 T

ALL IN

3
76.316
5
74.605
5
74.605
2
77.105
2
77.763
76.079
5 118 T

ANTON

5
73.431
2
76.765
2
75.294
6
74.804
5
75.098
75.078
6 168 T

SANCEO

6
72.763
7
72.500
7
71.974
5
76.316
7
74.211
73.553
7 167 T

LEGOLAS 92

8
70.490
9
70.490
6
72.843
7
74.608
6
74.706
72.627
8 117 T

CARAVELLA

7
71.471
6
73.039
10
69.608
9
72.549
9
70.294
71.392
9 159

ROYAL AFFAIR

12
69.079
10
70.395
9
69.868
11
71.974
10
69.737
70.211
10 124 T

FINN

9
70.263
14
69.605
16
68.421
8
73.026
10
69.737
70.210
11 111 T

VELEIRO DO TOP

9
70.263
11
70.263
14
68.947
15
70.132
8
71.184
70.158
12 154 T

WIZARD BANAMEX

13
68.289
8
70.658
12
69.211
13
70.395
14
68.947
69.500
13 103 T

BANDURRIA KACERO

14
67.895
15
69.474
15
68.816
10
72.237
15
68.421
69.369
14 112 T

XAMÃ DOS PINHAIS

11
69.342
13
69.737
8
70.132
22
67.632
13
69.211
69.211
15 110 T

DI CAPRIO

18
67.105
11
70.263
11
69.474
16
70.000
16
68.289
69.026
16 141

CHARDONNAY

20
66.316
17
67.895
24
65.132
11
71.974
10
69.737
68.211
17 155 T

HESLEGAARDS ROLEX

15
67.647
24
67.157
13
69.020
17
69.902
25
65.882
67.922
18 128 T

BECKHAM

17
67.368
22
67.237
21
65.658
19
69.737
16
68.289
67.658
19 113 T

DONELLY 3

16
67.632
20
67.632
19
67.105
22
67.632
24
65.921
67.184
20 146 T

ADAJIO

19
66.842
25
67.105
24
65.132
18
69.868
22
66.316
67.053
21 127 T

FAREWELL IV

21
66.053
22
67.237
18
67.895
24
67.105
22
66.316
66.921
22 153 T

DONNERSBERG

23
64.474
26
65.921
17
68.026
20
67.763
18
68.026
66.842
23 135 T

BELLO ORIENTE

25
63.816
17
67.895
20
66.447
13
70.395
28
64.737
66.658
24 174 T

VON PRIMAIRE

25
63.816
16
68.553
22
65.526
20
67.763
19
67.500
66.632
25 102 T

GRANADA

24
64.412
21
67.549
23
65.392
25
65.784
26
65.196
65.667
26 171 T

ALPHA’S WHY NOT

22
64.737
19
67.763
27
63.684
28
64.211
20
66.842
65.447
27 173 T

ZALVADOR

28
63.026
27
65.263
26
64.079
27
65.263
31
63.421
64.210
28 134 T

AMORINO

29
62.763
30
63.026
33
62.105
34
63.289
21
66.579
63.552
29 147 T

ZEDRICK DYLOMA

27
63.553
28
64.605
30
62.895
30
63.947
36
61.184
63.237
30 101 T

TYARA

31
62.451
32
62.647
35
62.059
36
63.137
29
64.608
62.980
31 107

WOLKENGLANZ

29
62.763
30
63.026
31
62.763
32
63.421
33
62.105
62.816
32 130 T

FIRST FISHERMAN

38
59.868
33
62.237
29
63.158
26
65.526
38
60.658
62.289
33 144 T

QUANDERUS

37
60.395
39
60.789
31
62.763
39
62.368
30
63.816
62.026
33 133 T

VIVI LIGHT

32
62.368
35
61.711
36
61.842
37
62.895
34
61.316
62.026
35 150

WEISSENFELS

34
61.579
41
60.000
27
63.684
32
63.421
34
61.316
62.000
36 122 T

WETTKONIG

33
62.237
29
64.342
39
61.316
31
63.553
40
58.289
61.947
37 123 T

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW

38
59.868
37
61.184
36
61.842
41
61.316
27
65.132
61.868
38 162

ZAIRE

36
61.275
34
62.059
38
61.471
38
62.745
37
60.686
61.647
39 145 T

BEIJING A

40
59.605
38
61.053
40
60.658
34
63.289
32
62.895
61.500
40 104 T

CAQUEL CAUTIVO

35
61.447
35
61.711
41
59.737
28
64.211
39
60.000
61.421
41 121 T

FAVORY DUBA 66

41
58.816
39
60.789
33
62.105
40
61.447
41
58.026
60.237
182 T

PRETY WOMAN

42
0.000
42
0.000
42
0.000
42
0.000
42
0.000
DNS

Team results

Results
Rank Team Rider % Score & (Rank) Total
Horse nº/Horse Name E H C M B % Score
1 460.506
T

168 / SANCEO

6
72.763
7
72.500
7
71.974
5
76.316
7
74.211
# 73.553
T

166 / ROSMARIN

2
78.553
4
75.395
4
74.737
1
78.158
1
78.947
77.158
T

165 / VERDADES

1
79.020
1
76.961
1
77.059
4
76.373
4
76.471
77.177
T

167 / LEGOLAS 92

8
70.490
9
70.490
6
72.843
7
74.608
6
74.902
72.667
2 454.938
T

119 / ZILVERSTAR

4
75.789
3
75.921
3
75.000
3
76.842
3
77.500
76.210
T

116 / ALL IN

3
76.316
5
74.605
5
74.605
2
77.105
2
77.763
76.079
T

117 / CARAVELLA

7
71.471
6
73.039
10
69.608
9
72.549
9
70.294
# 71.392
T

118 / ANTON

5
73.431
2
76.765
2
75.294
6
74.804
5
75.098
75.078
3 414.895
T

110 / DI CAPRIO

18
67.105
11
70.263
11
69.474
16
70.000
16
68.289
69.026
T

113 / DONELLY 3

16
67.632
20
67.632
19
67.105
22
67.632
24
65.921
# 67.184
T

112 / XAMÃ DOS PINHAIS

11
69.342
13
69.737
8
70.132
22
67.632
13
69.211
69.211
T

111 / VELEIRO DO TOP

9
70.263
11
70.263
14
68.947
15
70.132
8
71.184
70.158
4 412.467
T

153 / DONNERSBERG

23
64.474
26
65.921
17
68.026
20
67.763
18
68.026
66.842
T

154 / WIZARD BANAMEX

13
68.289
8
70.658
12
69.211
13
70.395
14
68.947
69.500
T

155 / HESLEGAARDS ROLEX

15
67.647
24
67.157
13
69.020
17
69.902
25
65.882
67.922
5 403.094
T

104 / CAQUEL CAUTIVO

35
61.447
35
61.711
41
59.737
28
64.211
39
60.000
# 61.421
T

103 / BANDURRIA KACERO

14
67.895
15
69.474
15
68.816
10
72.237
15
68.421
69.369
T

102 / GRANADA

24
64.412
21
67.549
23
65.392
25
65.784
26
65.196
65.667
T

101 / TYARA

31
62.451
32
62.647
35
62.059
36
63.137
29
64.608
62.980
6 396.684
T

182 / PRETY WOMAN

42
0.000
42
0.000
42
0.000
42
0.000
42
0.000
#
T

130 / FIRST FISHERMAN

38
59.868
33
62.237
29
63.158
26
65.526
38
60.658
62.289
T

127 / FAREWELL IV

21
66.053
22
67.237
18
67.895
24
67.105
22
66.316
66.921
T

128 / BECKHAM

17
67.368
22
67.237
21
65.658
19
69.737
16
68.289
67.658
7 391.052
T

174 / VON PRIMAIRE

25
63.816
16
68.553
22
65.526
20
67.763
19
67.500
66.632
T

171 / ALPHA’S WHY NOT

22
64.737
19
67.763
27
63.684
28
64.211
20
66.842
65.447
T

173 / ZALVADOR

28
63.026
27
65.263
26
64.079
27
65.263
31
63.421
64.210
8 385.078
T

123 / EVERYBODY DANCE NOW

38
59.868
37
61.184
36
61.842
41
61.316
27
65.132
# 61.868
T

122 / WETTKONIG

33
62.237
29
64.342
39
61.316
31
63.553
40
58.289
61.947
T

121 / FAVORY DUBA 66

41
58.816
39
60.789
33
62.105
40
61.447
41
58.026
60.237
T

124 / FINN

9
70.263
14
69.605
16
68.421
8
73.026
10
69.737
70.210
9 386.947
T

133 / VIVI LIGHT

32
62.368
35
61.711
36
61.842
37
62.895
34
61.316
62.026
T

134 / AMORINO

29
62.763
30
63.026
33
62.105
34
63.289
21
66.579
63.552
T

135 / BELLO ORIENTE

25
63.816
17
67.895
20
66.447
13
70.395
28
64.737
66.658
10 391.632
T

144 / QUANDERUS

37
60.395
39
60.789
31
62.763
39
62.368
30
63.816
# 62.026
T

147 / ZEDRICK DYLOMA

27
63.553
28
64.605
30
62.895
30
63.947
36
61.184
63.237
T

145 / BEIJING A

40
59.605
38
61.053
40
60.658
34
63.289
32
62.895
61.500
T

146 / ADAJIO

19
66.842
25
67.105
24
65.132
18
69.868
22
66.316
67.053