USA Pan American Games Team Short List Official, 10 Teams, 8 Individuals Confirmed for Lima

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Nick Wagman and Don John. File photo © Terri Miller

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, May 1, 2019–The U.S. Equestrian Federation annonced Wednesday a short list of two Grand Prix and five Small Tour combinations for the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru July 28-31.

The team of four will be selected from the short list and a decision has not yet been made on how many Big or Small Tour combinations will make up the squad though it is expected to be one Grand Prix and three Prix St. Georges/Int. 1 rider and horse pairs.

The Pan Ams are a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics, but the U.S. with its silver medal performance at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon last September has already qualified a team. The U.S. has won team gold at the last five Pan Ams, held once every four years.

The short list:

Big Tour
Charlotte Jorst, 54, of Reno, Nevada, and Kastel’s Nintendo, 16-year-old KWPN stallion (Negro x Monaco) owned by Kastel Denmark
Nick Wagman, 45, of San Diego, California and Don John, 11-year-old KWPN gelding (Johnson x Goodtimes) owned by Beverly Jean Gepfer

Small Tour
Nora Batchelder, 34, of Williston, Florida and Faro SQF, U.S.-bred 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Fidertanz 2 x Rotspot) owned by Andrea Whitcomb and Nora
Jennifer Baumert, 48, of Wellington and Handsome, 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Hochadel x Weltmeyer) owned by Betsy Juliano LLC
Ashley Holzer, 55, of Wellington, Florida and Valentine, nine-year-old Hanoverian mare (Sir Donnerhall x Ragazzo) owned by Ashley
Sarah Lockman, 30 years old of Murrieta, California, and First Apple, nine-year-old KWPN stallion (Vivaldi x T.C.N. Partout) owned by Gerry Ibanez
Endel Ots, 33, of Wellington and Lucky Strike, nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Lord Laurie x His Highness) owned by Max Endel Ots

Ten teams and eight individuals from throughout the Americas have have qualified to fulfill the maximum of 48 starying places for dressage. They are:

Dominican Republic
United States

Individuals (max 2 per nation)
Costa Rica (2)
Uruguay (2)

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) said that it has appointed the judging panel for the Pan Ams and will announce it “in due course.”