United Counties Showground. Carmarthen

15th to 20th July 2019

USA Teams

USA Open Team

Olivia My name is Olivia, I’m 19 years old and from Nashville, TN. I currently live in Lexington, KY where I have just completed my first year at the University of Kentucky studying Business. I have spent the last three seasons competing in the United Kingdom and this year I will once again be spending the summer in South Wales, riding and taking summer classes. In the states I have won multiple championships and series, and I have represented the US at the U17 World Team Champs in 2015 in Florida, 2016 in Ireland, and 2017 in New Zealand. I was also on the American team at the Royal Welsh in 2016 and 2018. I am lucky enough to have my pony Lucky in the UK who I will be riding at Worlds, and am looking forward to a great competition!
Kimi Fleming

Kimi is 19 years old from Frederick, Maryland and has been playing games for 11 years. She competed in WTC 2016 in Ireland on the U17 USA team, as well as other various international competitions including Royal Welsh in 2017 and Nation’s Championship 2017 on the winning team. She is excited to see everyone in Wales and looks forward to a great competition.

Isabella Pellet

Bella Pellet is 19 and has represented the USA multiple times across the world in the 14 years she has been doing mounted games. Alongside horses, she also plays competitive lacrosse at university. She is extremely excited to compete against the worlds best teams in Wales, and finally be reunited with her friends from across the pond!

Cassie Greiling,
Cassie is a riding instructor at Windhover Farm in LaGrange KY. She also rides in GB with team Sussex.

Brian Atherholt Brian is 21 years old and plans on graduating the university of Kentucky in the spring. He began riding and competing in mounted games 13 years ago in 2006. This will be his sixth Open World Teams Championships since 2013. He competed on the 2015 winning United States team, their first ever win at the world team championships. He plans on spending another summer in Leicester staying with Surman’s and riding with Leicester Forest. He is looking forward to spending another summer abroad and competing against the top competitors in the sport at this years Worlds in Wales.

Connor Talbot,

I live in Kentucky, USA. I am 18 years old. I am an identical twin. I have been in Mounted Games for 4 years and competed in WTC Belgium in U17. I have a fantastic pony named Bullseye. I am incredibly excited to see friends and make new ones

Clive Jones
Coach of the USA Open Team

USA Under 17's Team

Jessena Defler

Jessena Defler I am 15 years old and live in Louisville, Kentucky. I rode for the US at Nations Cup in 2017, and was on the u17 World’s team last year in Belgium. I look forward to representing the USA again this year in Wales and seeing everyone from last year!

Joan Marchand

Joan Marchand USMGA U17 Team

Kia Baker

I am 16 years old and live in Perryville Kentucky. I have been playing games for 7 years along with competing in eventing. I love the fast paced team enviroment that games allows. Last year I was alternate on the U17 world team in Belgium. I was on the US nations team that finished 1st place last year in kentucky. I was also on the Pony Club international team that competed in England last year. I look forward to seeing friends that I made last year on my trips and to making new friends this year.

Sadie McCoun

Sadie McCoun USA U17 team

Zoe Love

I am 15 years old and I live in Tennesee. I grew up riding and competing for as long as I can remember. I have been gaming for five years now and I represented the US last year at Nations Cup 2018. This will be my second international competition. I look forward to riding on team USA again this year in Wales and I can’t wait to meet the other competitors!

Anabelle Friend

Hi, my name is Anabelle Friend. I am 14 years old, and have been riding for that long. I have enjoyed playing Mounted Games for 3 years. I competed in the 2018 Nations Cup Individuals competition. And am now excited to represent USA as the U17 Alternate! Looking forward to seeing everyone in Wales!