Stars and Stripes in Santiago!

pinsnickety stars and stripes pins on a saddle pad worn by the U.S. eventing team at the Pan American Games, featuring an american flag

A few months ago we got an exciting email from U.S. Eventing Team member Sydney Elliott. Could we make U.S. flag pins for her team to wear at the upcoming Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile?

Could we?!

We jumped right on this fun opportunity, working to make a great pin that captured the energy and iconography of the American flag that would pop on a horse show number. The result was our Stars and Stripes Pin. 

They got here with a few weeks to spare, and we shipped a package off to Sydney to share with her teammates.

What a thrill it was to see the team wearing our pins in this big international competition--and even more thrilling to see them come home with medals! The team, featuring Sydney, Liz Halliday-Sharp, Sharon White, and Caroline Pamukcu, won the silver medal in the team competition. Pamukcu was the individual gold medalist.

Pinsnickety wishes the whole team our most heartfelt congratulations on a great competition. We loved being part of your medal-winning turnout. We hope our pins brought you a little joy and a little luck on this big stage.

And you don't have to be an Olympic-hopeful to wear our Stars and Stripes horse show number pins and matching Stars and Stripes braid and bridle charms. Both are available for sale on our site. Be like our team riders, and add some patriotic pins to your turnout. 

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