Mosser Wins National Championship of Eventing At MBNA Foxhall
Tina Konyot Wins Grand Prix Dressage Competition
(April 21, 2002) - Bonnie Mosser of Coatesville, PA won the 2002
MBNA Foxhall Cup CCI***, the National Championship of Eventing,
Farm just outside Atlanta, GA.
riding Jenga, her own 9-year-old English Thoroughbred, entered Sunday's
concluding stadium jumping phase in third place with a two-phase
score of 51.20 penalties. She completed Richard Lamb's stadium jumping
course penalty-free to finish on her dressage score and gain her
first three-day event win.
just can't believe this," she said. "I knew I had a great
horse and he was just flying over the jumps today. Heidi is my stablemate
and a good friend and I would have been just as happy to have her
go clean and me finish second to her. But this is great!"
U.S. Olympic veteran Bruce Davidson of Unionville, PA and his mount
Welton Tangle entered Sunday's finale in second place with a score
50.41. Davidson received four jumping penalties on his 11-year-old
British Thoroughbred owned by Amy Ruth DeWind of Unionville, PA,
for lowering one
rail and he dropped behind Mosser with a score of 54.41 and an ultimate
third place finish.
left it all up to Heidi White of Unionville, PA who had taken the
lead with a penalty-free cross country ride on Saturday on Northern
Spy, her own 9-year-old English Thoroughbred. She lowered two rails
for eight penalties and a seventh place finish with a score of 58.00.
Tryon of Redmond, WA moved up from fourth place to the Reserve Championship
after riding penalty-free on Woodstock, an 8-year-old American Thoroughbred
owned by the Woodstock Group. She finished with a score of 52.01.
in 2000 by Jim Richards, the MBNA Foxhall Cup is a three-star level
eventing competition designated by USA Equestrian as the National
Championship of Eventing and by the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET)
as its three-star Spring Championship. The title sponsor of this
event is the MBNA America Bank. The MBNA Foxhall Cup donates proceeds
to Shepherd Center, an Atlanta based catastrophic care hospital
that treats individuals with acquired brain and spinal cord injuries.
MBNA Foxhall Cup CCI*** was the first of five 2002 selection trials
for USET riders hoping to qualify to represent the United States
at the Eventing World Championships to be contested at the World
Equestrian Games in Spain in September. The World Equestrian Games
are held every four years and, other than the Olympics, is the world's
most important equestrian competition.
the $20,000 Grand Prix dressage competition being contested in conjunction
with the MBNA Foxhall Cup, Tina Konyot of Palm City, FL rode her
horse Abrikos to first place in the Grand Prix Freestyle, receiving
a score of 70.375% from the three-judge panel of Marianne Ludwig,
Lorraine MacDonald and Brenda Minor. Konyot had also won the Grand
Prix on Friday with a score of 67.600%.
second in the Freestyle was Mimi Block and Asarhaddon with a score
of 68.133%. Heather Bender on Mikhail was third with a 65.7916%,
followed by James Koford on Fellipe (64.9583%) and on his other
mount, Petit Ribot, (62.7916%). Rounding out the standings was Olympic
eventer Carl Bouckeart on Goodwood (61.708%).
inaugural Foxhall Flower Show was also held in conjunction with
the MBNA Foxhall Cup. Based on the spirit, tradition and elegance
of outdoor European flower shows, the event, the largest open-air
flower show in the eastern United States, awarded over $100,000
in prizes. Proceeds benefit botanical gardens of Georgia. For more
information on the flower show, please visit www.foxhallflowershow.com
more information on the MBNA Foxhall Cup, including full results,
please visit www.foxhallcup.com