Monday, November 8, 2010

Jumping: Buenos Aires: USEF Names Show Jumping Squad for CSIO Buenos Aires

Gladstone, NJ - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following horse/rider combinations to represent the U.S. at the CSIO4* Buenos Aires, November 9-14, 2010. The four horse/rider combinations were selected based on their ranking on the October 1, 2010 Rolex/USEF Ranking List. Michelle Grubb will serve as Chef d'Equipe.

The following horse/rider combinations have been named:


John McConnell/50/Lemitar, NM/Katie Riddle/10/Brandenburger/M/Rancho Corazon, LLC
Saer Coulter/18/San Francisco, CA/Chalan/12/Holsteiner/S/Copernicus Stables, LLC
Lucy Davis/17/Los Angeles, CA/Nemo 119/11/Holsteiner/G/Old Oak Farm
Megan Edrick/23/Ocala, FL/Cadence/9/Swedish Warmblood/G/Procedures, Inc
With three victories in the last four years at the CSIO Buenos Aires, the U.S. Team will once again compete in the Nations Cup that will take place on Friday, November 12 in Argentina. Veteran grand prix rider McConnell will lend valuable leadership to the young team. Rising star Edrick has had a busy year that included a win in the HITS on the Hudson II $75,000 Grand Prix. Coulter and Davis were part of the Zone 10 Team Gold medal winning effort this summer at the Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships.

FEI: Taipei: 2010 FEI Awards

The 2010 Award winners with FEI Secretary General, Alex McLin, and Chair of Group IX Mary Binks, from left to right: Michelle Tipper (GBR), Caroline Roffman (USA), Ros Spearing (GBR), Alex McLin, Angelike Trabert (GER), Mary Binks (KEN). (Photo courtesy FEI)

USEF Press Release
November 8, 2010

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of equestrian sport, announced on 5 November the winners of the 2010 FEI Awards at a ceremony in Taipei. Organized for the second consecutive year, the FEI Awards reward outstanding dedication to horse sport in five categories.

Eventing: Galway Downs: CCI3*: Brannigan Victorious At Galway Downs International Three-Day Event

Galway Downs Press Release:

Temecula, Calif., Nov. 7, 2010 — Jennie Brannigan and Nina
Gardner’s Cambalda made their plane trip to the West Coast
worthwhile today, by winning the inaugural CCI3* at the
Galway Downs International Three-Day Event on their
dressage score of 46.0. The reward for their effort was a $7,000

Eventing: Galway Downs: CCI 1* Classic Format: Groesbeck Stays On Top at Galway Downs International Three-Day Event

Galway Downs Press Release:

Temecula, Calif., Nov. 7, 2010 — Katherine Groesbeck had the
enviable—and stress-inducing—position of standing first and
second with her two horses in the classic-format CC1* before
today’s show jumping phase. Her dressage scores and clean
cross-country rounds had given her a considerable lead, and
although her horses swapped places, they still carried her to the
blue and red ribbons.

Jumping: Canberra: George Sanna wins 2010 AUS Jumping Championships

George Sanna claimed his third Australian Jumping title on the weekend at the 2010 IVECO Australian Jumping Championships in Canberra riding the 9-year-old imported mare CP Aprilla.

Jumping: Cazenovia: Beezie Madden Captures the Syracuse Sporthorse Cup for the Third Time in Five Years

Beezie Madden rode to victory in the $80,000 Syracuse Sporthorse Cup and earned the Judgment ISF Perpetual Trophy for the best horse. (Photo © 2010 Lauren Fisher/PMG.)
Cazenovia, NY - November 7, 2010 - Beezie Madden piloted her horses Mademoiselle  and  Coral Reef Via Volo  to the win in the  $80,0000 Syracuse Sporthorse Cup presented by Copernicus Stables.    She seems to own this Cup as she was victorious in 2006 and 2008 as well.   The final Sunday event of the Syracuse Invitational Tournament in downtown Syracuse is always an audience favorite and today was no exception. This special three phase challenge was designed specifically for the spectator, with a format that is unique to the Syracuse Sporthorse Cup.