U.S. Olympic Eventing Team Announced for Paris 2024

Coleman, Martin and Pamukcu are selected to represent the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team this summer; traveling reserve also announced.

June 3, 2024—US Equestrian announced the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team this summer at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Eventing is the first equestrian discipline on the Paris 2024 schedule. The equestrian events will be held in Versailles, beginning on Saturday, July 27, and ending on Monday, July 29.

The U.S. Olympic Eventing Team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello alongside Team Leader Gemma Stobbs. Additionally, team veterinarian Susan Johns, D.V.M., team equine physiotherapist Linda Vegher, team human physiotherapist Jennifer Mitchell and team farrier Beck Ratte will also be supporting the team.

“This was a very thorough selection process. And after speaking with each member named to this Olympic team, I can say there is a palpable sense of optimism and determination as we enter these final six weeks of meticulous preparation heading into Paris,” Costello said. “We have firm but realistic expectations together as a team to continue pushing the needle forward for this program. Let’s go USA!” 

Combinations Selected for the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team

William Colemsan (Ocala, Florida) and Off The Record, a 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding (Arkansas x Ard Ohio). Off The Record Syndicate owns the horse; he’s cared for by Hailey Burlock.

Direct Reserve: Diabolo, a 2012 Holsteiner gelding (Diarado x Aljano 2) owned by the Diabolo Group and cared for by Hailey Burlock & Erin Jarboe 

Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pennsylvania) and Fedarman B, a 2010 KWPN gelding (Eurocommerce Washington x Fedor) owned by the Annie Goodwin Syndicate and cared for by Stephanie Simpson  

Direct ReserveCommando 3, a 2013 Holsteiner gelding (Conner 48 x Amigo XX) owned by Yankee Creek Ranch LLC and cared for by Stephanie Simpson  

Caroline Pamukcu (Springtown, Pennsylvania) and HSH Blake, a 2015 Irish Sport Horse gelding (Tolan R. x Kannan) owned by Mollie Hoff, Sherrie Martin, Caroline Pamukcu and Deniz Pamukcu and cared for by Chloe Teahan 

Traveling Reserve Combination

Elisabeth Halliday (Lexington, Kentucky) and Cooley Nutcracker, a 2014 Irish Sport Horse (Tolan R. x Cobra). Chris Desino, Rob Desino, Deborah Halliday, Liz Halliday and Renee Lane own the gelding; he’s cared for by Abby Steger. 

First Alternate Combination

Sydney Elliott (Hoffman, North Carolina) and QC Diamantaire, a 2010 Oldenburg (Diarado x Sandro Hit). Carol Stephens owns the gelding; he’s cared for by Caitlin Martin.

Team Alternate Selections

James Alliston (San Ramon, California) and Karma, a 2014 Oldenburg mare owned by Alliston Equestrian & Ric Plummer

Jennie Brannigan (West Grove, Pennsylvania) and FE Lifestyle, 2010 Deutches Sportferd gelding owned by Nina & Timothy Gardner 

Will Faudree (Southern Pines, North Carolina) and Mama’s Magic Way, 2011 Hanoverian gelding owned by Jennifer Mosing & Sterling Silver Stables 

Elisabeth Halliday (Lexington, Kentucky) and Miks Master C, 2012 Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Ocala Horse Properties and Deborah Palmer 

Elisabeth Halliday (Lexington, Kentucky) and Shanroe Cooley, a 2015 Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Ocala Horse Properties

Olympic Eventing Agenda

The U.S. Olympic Eventing Team will next participate in a Mandatory Outing in Aiken, South Carolina, June 21 to June 23, 2024 at the Stable View Summer HT, before heading to Europe to begin their final preparations ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.  

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