Work on New Equestrian Venue for 2019 Pan American Games in Lima to Start Next Week, Completion Set for Early May
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LIMA, Nov. 14, 2018–Work will begin next week on a new equestrian venue for dressage, jumping and eventing at the Pan American Games next summer. The site at the Army’s Equestrian Club Militar La Molina is scheduled for completion in early May, three months ahead of the Pan Ams, staged once every four years.
Construction will be to what the organizing committee said meets standards approved by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
Two top ranked dressage teams at the Pan Ams will qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. The United States is already qualified for Tokyo, earning a start based on its silver medal performance at the Tryon World Equestrian Games two months ago.
The equestrian venue on 67 acres (27Ha) will include three arenas for dressage and jumping–the main competition ring, warm up and training–plus a cross country course.
Facilities will include a spectator grand stand, a complete veterinary clinic capable of surgery as well as treatment, 152 horse stalls and 38 tack rooms.
Pan Am dressage provides for teams of mixed Big and Small Tour combinations, while the Olympics are at Grand Prix level. Brazil and Canada competed teams of Grand Prix combinations at the Tryon WEG. Riders of Grand Prix horses from several other nations in the Americas are also preparing for the Pan Ams, beginning with the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida from January through March. Small tour qualification events have been held throughout 2018.