USA Takes Lead in Pan Am Team Eventing After Dressage

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Michael Pollard and Schoensgreen Hanni led the U.S. to the top of the Eventing team standings after dressage. © 2011 Shannon Brinkman

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Oct. 21–The United States led the Eventing team competition by more than nine points after dressage at the Pan American Games Friday.

With the top three riders’ scores from each team counting, the U.S. goes into Saturday’s cross country on a score of 138.6 penalties. Canada is second on a combined total of 147.4 and Brazil third on 162.7.

Canadian Jessica Phoenix leads individually with a score of 43.9 on Pavarotti. But the U.S. has four riders in the top five and all five riders in the top 10.

Best for the U.S. was and Michael Pollard of Dalton, Georgia, with a score of 44.5.

Hannah Burnett of The Plains, Virginia on Harbour Pilot was next with 45.3.

Team veteran Buck Davidson of Ocala, Florida on Absolute Liberty was the lead-off rider for the U.S. team, scoring 48.9 for fourth place individually.

Other individual placings:

5.- USA Shannon Patricia Lilley on Ballingowan Pizazz 49.30

6.- BRA Ruy Fonseca on  Tom Bombadill Too  50.40

7.- PUR Lauren Billys on Ballingowan Ginger 50.60

8.- CAN Rebecca Eileen Howard on Roquefort 51.30

9.- ECU Ronald Zabala on Mr Wiseguy 52.00

10.- CAN Selena Jade O´Hanlon on Foxwood High 52.20

10.-USA Lyll Fetzer Symansky on Donner 52.20