- Created: Monday, 10 July 2017 19:14
- Written by Leslie Mintz
Lynn and Donner completed their first Badminton Horse Trials in England - finishing in 22nd place. They scored a personal best dressage mark of 47.2 and Lynn and Donner were one of only 32 clear cross-country rounds (out of 81 pairs) on a very tough track. The Deer lost a shoe very early in the course so Lynn had to alter plans a bit and take some long routes adding time to their score.
The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of Land Rover/USEF eventing competition grants for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4*, Tattersalls International Horse Trials CCI3*, and Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL.
The following combinations have received grants for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* taking place May 3-7 in Gloucestershire, England:
Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) with Jacqueline Mars’ Harbour Pilot, a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) with The Donner Syndicate’s Donner, a 2003 Thoroughbred gelding
The following combination has received a grant for the Tattersalls International Horse Trials CCI3* taking place May 31-June 4 in Ratoath, Co. Meath, Ireland:
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) with Tom Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Annie Jones and Caroline Moran’s Z, a 2008 Zangersheide gelding
The following combination has received a grant for the Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL taking place June 15-18 in Salzhausen, Germany:
Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) with Marie Le Menestrel’s Meadowbrook’s Scarlett, a 2007 Thoroughbred Cross mare
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF sponsors and members.
Lynn Symansky and Donner, a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by the Donner Syndicate, had the second fastest cross-country time at the Carolina International CIC3*, crossing the finish with just 1.6 time penalties to finish in sixth place on 54.1 in preparation for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
Lynn and Donner have been named as traveling alternates for the U.S. Olympic Team and will travel to Rio with the rest of the members to be on stand by in case a last-minute substitution is needed. Lynn is very honored to be selected and grateful to the Donner Syndicate members for all of their support!