U.S. Dressage Team Tops Podium with Team Gold at Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

Santiago, Chile – The U.S. Dressage Team rose to the occasion to secure team gold at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, finishing on a team total of 450.670 after strong performances today from all combinations. Brazil finished with a silver medal on 443.343, while Canada captured bronze with a 431.937. The three Grand Prix combinations will move on to contest the Grand Prix Freestyle on Wednesday, October 25, for individual medals.

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U.S. Dressage Team Jumps to Lead After Day One of Team Competition at Santiago 2023

Santiago, Chile – The U.S. Dressage Team currently holds first place on a team total of 224.338 after the first day of dressage concluded at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, with tomorrow’s competition set to determine team medals. Brazil is currently in second on a 221.151, with Canada in third on a 214.277. With both Small and Large tour combinations competing, scoring for Large Tour combinations adds three points to their final percentage as part of the championship format. Intermediate I and Grand Prix Special competition will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET tomorrow.

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl 2023 FEI Best Athlete Nominee, USA’s Christian Simonson Rising Star Nominee

Christian Simonson, 21, a Californian but based in Wellington, Florida has been nominated for 2023 Rising Star.

Christian is on the U.S. dressage team with Son of a Lady for the Pan American Games scheduled for later this month.

He has been successful on U.S. teams in major youth competitions on both sides of the Atlantic as well as the senior Nations Cup.

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Christian Simonson on Son of a Lady Captures Festival of Champions Intermediate 1 Championship After Placing 2nd to Charlotte Jorst in the Freestyle

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 24, 2023–Christian Simonson on Son of a Lady captured the Festival of Champions Intermediate 1 championship Thursday after placing second to Charlotte Jorst in the freestyle.

The 20-year-old Christian based in Wellington, Florida scored 74.015% on the 12-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding but the winning results of the Prix St. Georges and the Intermediate, the first two of three phases for the championship, was enough to earn him the title and possibly his first senior championship team. He is long listed for the Pan American Games on Son of a Lady.

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