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USA Equestrian
US Participates In World Breeding Championship Dressage For Young Horses

The U.S. had 3 participants competing at the FEI World Breeding Championship Dressage for Young Horses in Verden, Germany which took place August 1-4, 2002. Tennessee based, Jane Cleveland was the highest placed US rider finishing in 10th place in the final standings of the 5-year-old class on her gray Trakehner gelding Kavalier (Amatcho - Kandice). This was the first time Cleveland competed in an FEI competition in Europe. "It was a fabulous experience and the competition was particularly tough said Cleveland. I learned where the judges want the horses to be at a certain age. Breeding and riding are a bigger part of their culture here so of course they are further along than we are but we just have to keep at it".

Debbie McDonald finished in 18th place in the 5-year-old division on Felix, a Hanoverian (Fabriano - Alexa) gelding owned by Peggy Thomas.

Romy Tota started the test for the 6-year-old division on her Hanoverian gelding, Wincenzo (Werther - Genie), but was irregular in the trot and could not continue.

These three combinations were selected on the basis of qualifying criteria developed by the USA Equestrian Dressage Committee and approved by the USA
Equestrian Executive Committee.

USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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