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Mollie Bailey

October 29, 2011

McCrea Stays Perfect For Individual Gold

Oct. 29—Guadalajara, Mexico

Christine McCrea finished out the week the same way she started it: perfectly. She didn’t log a single fault over five rounds of show jumping at the Pan American Games to score the individual gold medal aboard Romantovich Take One.

McCrea edged out teammate Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo, with Brazil’s Bernardo Alves taking bronze on Bridgit.

October 27, 2011

U.S. Show Jumpers Earn A Golden Ticket To London

Oct. 27—Guadalajara, Mexico

The U.S. show jumping team came to the Pan American Games for one reason and one reason only—to earn an invitation to the London Olympic Games. But they managed that and more, without any U.S. riders putting a single fault on the scoreboard today en route to a team gold medal and a spot on the Olympic start list. Brazil picked up team silver, and Mexico delighted their hometown crowds by earning bronze.

October 27, 2011

The United States Leads After Round 1 of Nations Cup Competition

Oct. 27—Guadalajara, Mexico

October 26, 2011

Madden Leads U.S. Team To The Top On Speed Day

Oct. 26—Guadalajara, Mexico

For Beezie Madden, the first day of competition at the Pan American Games was a relatively easy one. She got to watch 50 riders before her tackling the course, which told her exactly where she had go to outrun them.

October 23, 2011

Phoenix Follows Through For Individual Gold

Oct. 23—Guadalajara, Mexico

Jessica Phoenix wrapped up a perfect Pan American Games performance this afternoon, riding a second fault-free show jumping round to earn individual eventing gold aboard Pavarotti. She’d already jumped clean once that day in the jumping round that determined the team medals. That performance helped Canada clinch team silver.

October 23, 2011

U.S. Earns Team Eventing Gold

Oct. 23—Guadalajara, Mexico

The U.S. eventing squad finished the team competition at the Pan American Games the same way they finished their first day of competition: without a single jumping penalty.

October 22, 2011

All U.S. Riders Double Clean On Cross-Country Day, Phoenix And Pavarotti Maintain Lead At Pan Am Games

Oct. 22—Guadalajara, Mexico

All five U.S. eventing riders had a banner cross-country day at the Pan American Games, without a single rider picking up a penalty. Jessica Phoenix had the same faultless result on Pavarotti, so she stayed on top of the leaderboard for Canada on her dressage score of 43.9.

October 21, 2011

Phoenix On Top After Dressage Day But U.S. Leads The Team Competition

Oct. 21—Guadalajara, Mexico

Jessica Phoenix topped the leaderboard after dressage at the Pan American Games. The Canadian rode a fluid test on Pavarotti to earn a mark of 43.9 midmorning, which none of the 48 other riders could catch.

October 20, 2011

All U.S. Horses Pass The First Horse Inspection

Oct. 20—Guadalajara, Mexico

Fifty-one horses were presented today at the first eventing horse inspection at the XVI Pan American Games. All U.S. horses—Michael Pollard's Schoensgreen Hanni, Shannon Lilley's Ballingowan Pizzaz, Buck Davidson's Absolute Liberty, Hannah Sue Burnett's Harbour Pilot and Lynn Symansky's Donner—passed without incident.

Six horses were held for reinspection:

October 19, 2011

U.S. Dressage Riders Sweep Medals At Pan American Games

Oct. 19—Guadalajara, Mexico

U.S. riders climbed onto all three steps of the podium after the individual dressage competition at the Pan American Games. Steffen Peters clinched gold with a strong freestyle on Weltino’s Magic, with Heather Blitz riding Paragon to silver and Marisa Festerling putting in the performance of her career to earn bronze on Big Tyme.

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