USA and Brazil on top at Pan Am Games

       Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti             Photo Courtesy Cealy Tetley



Americans hold the top two spots at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru as the only two horse-rider combinations out of 42 to go double-clear on cross country. Boyd Martin on board Tsetserleg is leading on a dressage score of 25.6, Lynn Symansky riding RF Cool Play are second on 29.2, and Brazil’s Carlos Parro and Quaikin Qurious sit in third place with 34.9.

In the team competition, the United States holds their lead from the initial dressage phase on a score of 91.2 while Brazil swapped spots with Canada, taking over second with 117.7. Canada’s highest-standing individual is Jessica Phoenix on a provisional fifth place with a two-phase total of 37.0 penalties aboard Pavarotti

It was a challenging cross-country day that saw just 59.5 per cent of athletes complete the course with 26 obstacles spread over 4.5 kilometres; the final phase show jumping will dictate not only who wins the medals at the Pan Am Games but also the two berths for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games …


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