U.S. RIDERS DOMINATE SPANISH SHOW JUMPING GRAND PRIX
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that U.S. riders dominated the CSI-A show in Vigo, Spain, August 10-16th 2001 after three West Coast riders took the top three places in the grand prix and the U.S. claimed seven out of 15 classes during the show.
Will Simpson from Thousand Oaks, CA riding El Campeon Farm's seven year-old Irish mare El Campeon Ado Annie (Errigal Flight x Cool Rain Princess) won the Vigo Grand Prix with Hap Hansen from Encinitas, CA aboard Linda Smith's 12 year-old Belgian bred gelding, Maloubet (Skippy II x Corba) finishing second and Francine Steinwedell-Carvin from La Canada, CA on Prentiss Partners eight year-old Dutch gelding, Laddidor ( Nimmerdor x Ersina II) came in third.
Five U.S. riders made it through the second round in the grand prix and the top three riders all jumped double clear rounds.
Chef d'Equipe, Dale Harvey, was delighted, " It was an incredible horse show, nothing like anything we have seen before. From the footing to the presentation and general production, it was remarkable."
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 77,000 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.