• USEF Network Watch: The @AmericanGoldCup CSI4*-W Jump-Off http://t.co/gp8PfBvsu4 9/14/2014 9:21:40 PM
  • StreamHorseTV Thanks to @GCT_events @AmericanGoldCup @Spruce_Meadows @USEFNetwork for a great week of sport! Retweeted by USEFNetwork 9/14/2014 6:16:34 PM
  • USEF Network If you weren't able to watch the @AmericanGoldCup CSI4*-W Grand Prix live. It's now up and ready to watch on-demand: http://t.co/iruNk0N3gy Retweeted by AmericanGoldCup 9/14/2014 5:19:40 PM
  • USEF Network If you weren't able to watch the @AmericanGoldCup CSI4*-W Grand Prix live. It's now up and ready to watch on-demand: http://t.co/iruNk0N3gy 9/14/2014 4:59:49 PM
  • USEF Network That means that @j_rae19 & Vindicat W win the @AmericanGoldCup CSI4*-W Grand Prix! 9/14/2014 3:58:41 PM
  • USEF Network Laura Kraut & Andretti S go for it, but come up just short with a clear round in 36.01s #AmericanGoldCup 9/14/2014 3:55:48 PM
  • USEF Network Katie Dinan & Nougat du Vallet jump into second place position with a clear in 37.74s #AmericanGoldCup 9/14/2014 3:53:43 PM
  • USEF Network Wilton Porter has 4 faults in 38.46s on Diamonte Darco in the jump-off #AmericanGoldCup http://t.co/Icn8Lfw9TG 9/14/2014 3:51:48 PM
  • USEF Network Todd Minikus & Babalou 41 are clear in 37.92s. That's the second place jump-off time so far. #AmericanGoldCup http://t.co/GR0YLWa7MT 9/14/2014 3:49:51 PM
  • USEF Network Candice King & Kismet 50 have the first rail down. 4 faults in 39.24s. #AmericanGoldCup http://t.co/nUG8lwOJHs 9/14/2014 3:48:09 PM


Americans Ready for Saumur CCI3*

RELEASE: May 21, 2014

Saumur, France- The Saumur CCI3* is set to host some of the top international eventing combinations, May 22-25, in France’s picturesque countryside. Doug Payne has traveled from his North Carolina base to the prestigious competition on a Land Rover Competition Grant, and looks to impress with the ever-improving Crown Talisman.
Doug Payne and Crown Talisman (USEF Archive)
Doug Payne and Crown Talisman (USEF Archive)

Payne (Apex, N.C.) and his own and Larry and Amelia Ross’ 11-year-old Holsteiner/Thoroughbred gelding make their second CCI3* start this weekend after collecting fourth-place honors at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International to close out their 2013 campaign. The pair has enjoyed a strong spring season, earning a fourth-place finish in the CIC3* at the Cloud Eleven~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International in March, and two weeks ago winning the CIC3* at Jersey Fresh before leaving for France.

Joining Payne in the 73 horse field is compatriot Elisabeth Halliday (East Sussex, United Kingdom), who will ride Deborah Halliday's 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Fernhill by Night.

Both U.S. competitors will perform their dressage tests on Friday with Halliday going down centerline at 10:35am CEST and Payne at 2:05pm CEST.

To learn more about the Saumur CCI3*, visit http://www.saumur.org/cci/accueil-gb.html.

Follow the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team here.