Team USA Takes First at Great Meadow
For the second consecutive year, the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team earned the gold medal at the FEI Nations Cup™ CICO*** at July’s Great Meadow International in The Plains, Virginia. The U.S. contingent of Jennie Brannigan, Lynn Symansky, Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin finished on a score of 151.5 penalties, edging out Canada in second place (168.6) and Great Britain, which failed to have the required three qualifying scores in third (1111.1).
The win was particularly special for Brannigan, who had 49.8 penalties on Cambalda, owned by Nina Gardner. It was the rider’s second individual title at Great Meadow. She won her first in 2015. “The first time I came, it was so exciting because it earned me a spot as a traveling alternate for the Pan Am Games, which was quite special to me,” said Brannigan. “It’s such an honor to get to ride for your country, and ‘ Ping’ has been an incredible horse in a lot of ways and is wonderful to me. I really appreciate him stepping up to the plate.”
From left: Team riders Lynn Symansky, Jennie Brannigan, Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton and USEF Managing Director of Eventing Joanie Morris