Buck Davidson, Jr. Wins USET Four Star Pinnacle
NJApril 28, 2003 Bruce Buck Davidson,
Jr. of Unionville, PA, won the United States Equestrian Team (USET)
Pinnacle Trophy emblematic of the USET Four Star Championship
held at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer
CCI****, April 24-27, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington,
won the Championship as the top American finisher in the CCI****
with a fourth-place finish overall, behind three riders from Great
Britain, aboard Mystic Mike, a 10-year-old American thoroughbred
gelding bred by owner Janis Smith.
an exciting time, said Davidson, the son of five-time Olympian
and two-time World Champion Bruce Davidson. Every time I
go into the start box with Mikey, I think about breaking
him as a two-year-old. To have him do this well is a dream come
a penalty-free show jumping round, Davidson catapulted from eleventh
position into fourth and the top U.S. finish. A true competitor,
Davidson commented, Did I think that one day this would
happen? Of course I did. Did I think that it would happen today?
Last night, it didnt occur to me to even think about it!
I just hope that I will not only have my name on this trophy a
few times, but on the big one at the end of the day, too!
won the USET Markham Trophy three times as a Young Rider and is
also a past recipient of the USETs Lionel Guerrand-Hermes
Trophy, a trophy that is awarded to a Young Rider (age 16
21) who exemplifies the USETs ideals of sportsmanship and
European Champion Pippa Funnell won the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day
Event CCI**** riding Primmores Pride, a 10-year-old English
thoroughbred gelding owned by Roger and Denise Lincoln. She tied
fellow Brit Polly Stockton with a score of 44.6 penalty points.
Funnell earned the win based on having the better Cross-Country
score. Another British rider, William Fox-Pitt, finished third
with the Irish-bred Moon Man.
The United States Equestrian Team is a non-profit organization
that selects, trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest
possible standard to represent our country in major international
competition, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships.
To accomplish this, the USET seeks out and nurtures the development
of talented athletes - riders, drivers and horses - and provides
the support and guidance they need to help them attain their fullest
potential. For more information on the USET, please call (908)
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