USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that U.S. riders scored notable successes at the international dressage show, Wiesbaden CDI, Germany, September 20-23, 2001. Lisa Wilcox, originally from Thousand Oaks, CA, and now based in Cappeln, Germany, riding the 10-year-old Oldenburg stallion Relevant (Rubinstein I-Havanna) scored an impressive 79.04% to win the Grand Prix Kur beating Germany into second and third place. Wilcox also came second riding the 11-year-old Oldenburg stallion Rohdiamant (Rubinstein I-Elektia V) in the Grand Prix Special on a score of 72.65% just 0.47% behind Germany's Olympic veteran, Monica Theodorescu (Renaissance Fleur).
Sydney Olympian, Guenter Seidel, from Del Mar, CA, riding the 12-year-old Westfalian gelding Nikolas (Weinberg-Elise), was fourth in the same class on a score of 70.65% and Arlene Page of Wellington, FL, aboard the nine-year-old Holsteiner mare Claire (Cassini-Umaica) finished in tenth place on 66.0%.
Wilcox also won the Grand Prix Kur Tour with a score of 73.76% riding Relevant, again beating German riders at the top of the leader board. The in-form Wilcox secured a second place in the Grand Prix with Rohdiamant on a score of 69.56% with Seidel finishing in third place on Nikolaus with 69.44%.
For other results of U.S. riders, please visit our web site at http://www.ahsa.org/press/CompetitionResults/index.html
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.