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Lynn and Donner to Represent the US at the 2014 World Equestrian Games

USEF Names Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

RELEASE: June 19, 2014
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department

Lexington, Ky.- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named six athlete-and-horse combinations to the Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Additionally, eight athlete-and-horse combinations have been named as alternates. Preparation Events for squad members and alternates will be held for United States-based combinations at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. July 26-27 and for European-based combinations at Wilton in the United Kingdom, July 26-27.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been named to the Squad for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (in alphabetical order);

Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Carl and Cassandra Segal's Ballynoe Castle RM
Ballynoe Castle RM is a 2000 Irish Thoroughbred gelding.

Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and the Trading Aces LLC’s Trading Aces
Trading Aces is a 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding.

Sinead Halpin (Oldwick, NJ) and Manoir De Carneville Syndicate’s Manoir de Carneville
Manoir de Carneville is a 2000 Selle Francais gelding.

Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) will ride the Shamwari 4 Syndicate LLC’s Shamwari 4
Shamwari 4 is a 2002 Hanoverian gelding.

Kim Severson (Charlottesville, Va.) and her own Fernhill Fearless
Fernhill Fearless is a 2000 Irish Sport Horse gelding.

Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and her own Donner
Donner is a 2003 Thoroughbred gelding.

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The Chronicle of the Horse Blog: Sometimes Life Just Likes To Rain

 

Osborne 9 jumped well at Jersey Fresh and
wasin second in the CCI**. 
Photo by Lindsay Berreth

I went into the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day event feeling positive and excited. I had my lovely German horse Osborne 9 entered in his first CCI**, and it was my first competition of 2014 with my favorite off-the-track Thoroughbred Donner after taking some time with him earlier this year.

I backed off his workload when some fill showed up in a hind ankle early in the season, and decided to focus on improving his flatwork and get him stronger to ensure I had a serious possible contender for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games team.

Heading into Jersey he was feeling stronger and better than ever. He put in a good dressage test and jumped a beautiful clear show jump round in the CIC***, which put him in second. It was great having him back, and I was really looking forward to getting him out on cross-country, our favorite phase of the three together.

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Lynn and Donner are on Eventing USA Cover

Issue 4 of Eventing USA features a fabulous photo of Lynn and Donner. The issue focuses on the Thoroughbred and Donner is proud to be the poster child for the OTTB. 

Issue 4 cover large

Osborne 9 Wins Massive Intermediate Division at Fair Hill

Lynn rode Alton Quanbeck's Osborne 9 to a wire to wire win in the Intermediate division at the Fair Hill Horse Trials. Very excited for the future of this horse. 

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