Teams ready for Great Meadow International Nations Cup

Georgie Spence and Halltown Harley took the individual win at Wiener Neustadt Nations Cup CICO3* in 2017



Great Meadow International in The Plains, VA, USA will host the American leg of the FEI Nations Cup Eventing this weekend from July 6th – 8th with dressage taking place on Saturday morning, the show jumping in the afternoon of the same day and the cross country providing the big finale to the CICO3* on Sunday.

 Three teams are competing in the Nations Cup (Canada, United States, and Great Britain) and the event is also hosting an Optional Combined Test for USA World Equestrian Games nominated horses and riders. These riders will perform the FEI 4* Test B on Friday, July 6th and the show jumping phase will take place on Saturday, July 7 after the CICO3* show jumping has concluded

The American Nations Cup team consists of:

  • Buck Davidson and 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Park Trader
  • Phillip Dutton and 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Sportsfield Candy
  • Sydney Conley Elliott and 12-year-old Westphalian gelding Cisko A
  • Caroline Martin and 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Spring Easy
  • The riders competing in the combined test are as follows:

Lauren Keiffer, Phillip Dutton, Lynn Symansky, Sharon White and Boyd Martin will be competing in the Optional Combined Test

The Canadian team comprises;

  • Lisa Marie Fergusson and Honor Me, a 12-year-old Welsh Sport Horse gelding
  • Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High, a 15-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding
  • Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti, a 16-year-old Westphalian gelding
  • Waylon Roberts and Kelecyn Cognac, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

A recent change has put Sophie Brown onto the British team replacing Will Rawlin so the updated team is now;

  • Sophie Brown on the 15 year old gelding Wil
  • Ben Hobday and the eight year old gelding Shadow Man II
  • Leslie Law on nine year old gelding Voltaire De Tre
  • Georgie Spence and the 12 year old Halltown Harley

Both Georgie and Ben’s horses have shown good form so far this year and should hopefully feel very much at home on the course designed by Britain’s Mike Etherington-Smith at the 374-acre Virginian equestrian park where they arrived earlier this week