The American jumpers launched an impressive comeback to grab the gold medal in an exciting Final at the Pan Am Games in Chile.
The Eventing Championships at the California venue have attracted entries from all over North America, including a Canadian contingent.
Team Mexico will be first up as nine teams vie for medals and Olympic berths; Beth Underhill and Nikka Vd Bisschop will be the pathfinders for Canada.
A strong Canadian team pushed the US back into 2nd place and scored just their third Pan Am Games eventing gold medal in 72 years.
The Canadians advanced from third to first to win their first team gold since 1991; Lindsay Traisnel grabs the bronze medal.
The USA remains in the lead with Brazil second; only six of the 34 starters went double clear, with nine eliminated on course.
Canada sits second and Brazil third heading into cross-country; designer Pierre Le Goupil describes his course.
The young American squad came out with guns blazing, winning the country's ninth Pan Am Games Dressage team title.
A super test from the last rider, João Victor Marcari with Feel Good VO, saw Brazil overtake Canada for second place at the Pan Am Games.
Prior to being named to Team Canada, all nominations were subject to approval by the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Team Selection Committee.