RF Cool Play Wins Virginia CCI2*

Coolio VHTThe Donner Syndicate's RF Cool Play had a successful fall season - winning the Plantation Field CIC2* in a competitive field of 55 starters. Lynn and "Coolio" then went on to win the Virginia CCI2* by 11 points to cap off their season. 

Coolio did not have a single cross-country jump penalty or show jump down the entire 2017 season, and Lynn is looking forward to an exciting 2018 with him. 

Great Finish at Burghley CCI4*

Donner BurghleyLynn and Donner crossed the pond to compete at the 2017 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. The pair competed at the prestigious four-star in 2015 and the venue and course really suited "the Deer". Donner didn't put a hoof wrong all week (minus the first jog!) and ended up in sixth place and the highest-placed U.S. horse. Lynn and her teammate, Gemma Tattersall were also the winners of the Peden Bloodstock International Pairs Challenge

Find all of the coverage of the week below:

Thank you to the Donner Syndicate and Land Rover – this trip wouldn't have been possible without your support. 

Top-25 finish for Donner at Badminton CCI4*

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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.


Donner Receives Grant to Compete at Badminton CCI4*

17426179 1310439559045015 5629758036407625405 nThe 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.