Sunday, June 19, 2011

USEF: This Week in International Disciplines From the USEF Communications Department

June 16, 2011 

At the Majestic Farm CDI1* in Batavia, OH, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Rifallino took home the win in the FEI Prix St. Georges scoring 68.904%. George Williams and Don Bailey came in a close second with 68.860%. LaGoy-Weltz and Williams had repeat one-two performances in the FEI Intermediaire I with a 69.868% and 68.026% respectively. LaGoy-Weltz and Williams dropped to second and third in the Intermediaire Freestyle with Tina Irwin of Canada winning with a score of 70.833%.

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U.S. Pony driver Laurie Astegiano continued her European success, this time in France. She was fourth after the dressage and marathon phases at the CAIP4* at Saumur, but moved up to third place following her performance in the final Cones phase of the competition. Bram Chardon of the Netherlands and Jan Nijs of Belgium finished in first and second respectively.

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On June 11 in Ashland, Montana, Meg Sleeper and Syrocco Harmony won the CEI1* with a time of 04:38:00. Syrocco Harmony was also rewarded with the best conditioned award. Heather Stevens and Aireagle came in second with a time of 05:44:00, while Suzanne Hayes and The Sam Man took third with at time of 05:49:01. In the CEI1* held the following day, Ellen and Eryn Rapp had a very close one-two finish with times of 05:27:59 and 05:28:02 respectively. Heather Stevens and Dangerous Kra rounded out the top three with a time of 07:49:46. Ellen Rapp's GuessWhozGotIt won the best conditioned award in the CEI1*. Kelsey Kimbler and HV Cimmarons Goliath won the CEIJY1* with a time of 05:28:03. The pair also won the best conditioned award.

Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen.
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The Bromont CCI drew many U.S. riders to Canada for the weekend and all three CCI divisions were won from wire-to-wire. Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen picked up a big win in the CCI3* finishing on a score of 47. The pair maintained their dressage lead adding just a handful of time faults on their clean cross country round, and went in to the show jumping phase with a rail in hand. They had the fourth fence down, the only fault during their otherwise lovely round, enabling Montgomery to hold on to the win. Great Britain's Leslie Law rode Rehy Lux to a close second while Philip Dutton and William Penn finished third. Canadian Rebecca Howard and Roquefort won the CCI2* but Americans Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot and Philip Dutton and Mighty Nice rounded out the top three. In the CCI1* Will Coleman and Zipp added just a few time cross country time penalties and a rail in stadium to their dressage score to win on a 47.80.

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Numerous jumping competitions took place around the globe this past week, but Spruce Meadows in Calgary had the majority of the U.S. entries.

Kent Farrington jump started the American effort in Canada on Uceko, taking top honors in the 1.60m ATA Financial Cup with a lightning fast jump-off round. Karl Cook, Leslie Howard, Kirsten Coe, and Mario Deslauriers finished seventh through 10th, rounding out the top 10 for the U.S. in the ATA Financial Cup. Richard Spooner kicked off the FEI classes with a second-place finish on Lady Like in the 1.50m Enbridge Cup, Leslie Howard and Utah were eighth and Spooner placed again, this time riding Billy Bianca to a ninth-place finish. Deslauriers and Whistler won the 1.45m Direct Energy Cup, Spooner and Quirino 3 were third, Beezie Madden was fourth on Prima, and Sarah Ballou came in 10th on Absie. McLain Ward and Coco 135 took top honors in the 1.45m ATCO Pipelines Cup over Deslauriers and Whistler who settled for second. Farrington came out on top again, but this time with Valhalla in the 1.50m Prairie Mines Cup, where Ward and Antares F also finished in ninth.

The 1.60m Spectra Energy Cup had several U.S. riders in the top 10, Ward and Vocas were second and Lauren Tisbo and Crème Brulé were third. Kyle King rode Capone I to a fourth place finish and Spooner and Apache were fifth. Uwwalon jumped to ninth for Michelle Spadone.

On June 10, Ward and Coco 135 were again victorious, this time in the 1.45m ATCO Midstream Challenge. Kirsten Coe was fourth on Vernon G, Spooner was sixth with Quirino 3, and Taylor Land was 10th on Nepal. Deslauriers and Vicomte D were then third in the 1.50m RBC Capital Markets Cup, Deslauriers was also fifth on Diablo.Spooner and Billy Bianca split the pair in fourth, and Howard and Utah were sixth.

On Saturday, in the 1.60m CN Reliability Grand Prix, Ward rode Antares F to a close victory. The pair was one-tenth of a second faster than Rich Fellers and Flexible. World travellers, Fellers and Flexible were also runners-up the previous week at the Longines Grand Prix in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Deslauriers and Urico finished fifth while Farrington and Uceko came in sixth. The U.S. riders continued their good showing in the 1.50m TransCanada Parcours de Chasse. Spooner took top honors with Billy Bianca, followed by Rich Fellers and McGuinness in second. Spooner was fourth with Lady Like and Madden rode Prima to a fifth-place finish. Deslauriers was sixth on Whistler.

Finishing up a successful week at Spruce Meadows for the U.S. riders, Farrington and Samar took home the win in the 1.50m ATCO Structures & Logistics Double Slalom, where riders compete head-to-head over identical courses in the ring together. In the finale, the 1.60m Nexen Cup Derby, Howard and Lennox Lewis 2 won, with Spooner finishing third and fifth on Apache and Cristallo respectively. Ward was fifth with Coco 135, Kyle King was ninth on Capone I, and Deslauriers rounded out the top 10 with Vicomte D. 

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The American Young Riders Celebrate.
(Murray Kessler Photo).
In Europe, the U.S. Young Rider Show Jumping Team scored their first Nations Cup victory of their summer tour in Austria, triumphing over the Swiss with a total of five faults at CSIOY Lamprechtshausen. The U.S. and Switzerland were tied after the first round, each country carrying only one time fault forward to the second round. Catherine Pasmore led things off for the U.S. She had one rail in the first round on My Boy, but bounced back to jump clear in the second round. Ricky Neal picked up one time fault in round one, but had 15 faults in the second round - eventually the drop score from that round - on Transmission. Reed Kessler jumped two flawless rounds on Onisha. Jessica Springsteen rode Vornado van den Hoendrik to a four-fault effort in round two (after a first-round clear) to bring the total to five. The Swiss team kept the pressure on, but their last rider picked up 9 faults bringing their total to 10, giving the U.S. team the win.

Building on their win in the Nations Cup, the U.S. Young Rider Show Jumping Tour capped off a successful weekend with a one-two finish in the Young Rider Grand Prix. Reed Kessler took the top spot for the U.S. on Ligist, while Jessica Springsteen was second on Cincinnati La Silla. Catherine Pasmore and Karen Polle rounded out the top 10 in ninth and 10th respectively.

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In France, the CSI5* GCT Cannes was taking place. Laura Kraut and Dona Evita placed seventh in 1.45m Prix French Tours Eads and sixth in the Prix Groupe Martel RPServices. Alexandra Thornton and Blue Curacao were second in the 1.40-1.45m Prix Luxe Immo, however her biggest results came later in the week.  In the 1.40-1.45m Prix Locarama, Thornton took the top two spots with Silvana and Blue Curacao with two clean, fast rounds. Lauren Hough and Arizona Pie 9 placed eighth in 1.45-1.50m Prix Touessrok / Air Mauritius. In the Grand Prix De Cannes Massa Pneus, Hough jumped to a ninth-place finish with Quick Study.

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In Wiesbaden, Germany, more U.S. riders were competing on the European circuit. Peter Wylde finished first with Lipton De L'Othain in the 1.45m CSI4*and finished second with Unbelievable in the 1.50m CSI4*. Wylde also had strong results with Wetter in the 1.45m CSIYH1*, finishing third. In the 1.15m CSI-Amateure Springprüfung, Christi B. Israel and Olli were second while Theodore Boris and La Ina finished fourth. Israel and Cracky Z were eighth in the 1.40m CSI-Amateure Springprüfung and fifth in the 1.40m CSI-Amateure 2-Phasen-Springprüfung. In 1.15m CSI-Amateure Punkte-Springprüfung, Israel and Olli took home the win while Theodore Boris and La Ina finished third, Israel and Olli had another win in the 1.15m CSI-Amateure 2-Phasen-Springprüfung and Boris and La Ina finished fourth in the 1.25m CSI-Amateure 2-Phasen-Springprüfung.

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In De Steeg, Netherlands, Christine McCrea picked up a win with Avenir in the Club Arnhem Ambassadeurs Prijs 1.40 m two phase CSI4* at Outdoor Gelderland. McCrea, Cara Raether, and Andrew Ramsey were representing the U.S. at the competition, but McCrea and Avenir had the best results of the week.
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In addition, has added videos from the 2011 FEI Nations Cup Series Nations Cup stops in La Baule, Rome and St. Gallen.
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Sarah d'Auriol came in fifth at the CVI2* Weisbaden with a final score 8.367. Top honors went to reigning World Champion Joanne Eccles of Great Britain with a final score of 8.970.

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