Show Jumping Riders Off To A Good Start In The European
riders representing the United States participated at the first
European indoor show of the season at CSI-A Bremen (GER), October
3 - 6. Clare Bronfman fared the best on Lord William (Lord Caletto
- Rocky, by Rousseau), her Westphalian gelding, placing second
in the Der Joker competition and second in another class aboard
her Selle Francais gelding, Enchante (Kessel II). In the team
trophy class the US team finished 3rd behind Holland and Germany.
Dello Joio, Candice King and Cara Raether competed in the first
European CSI-W of the season in Helsinki (FIN), October 10- 13.
Candice King and Espadon, a Selle Francais gelding owned by Penlyn
Farm, won the Helsinki International Trophy class. Cara Raether
and the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Landato (Landfrieden De
- Waltrun, by We De Kind), formerly ridden by Elise Haas, won
the Speed Derby and the Winning Round Competition. Norman Dello
Joio riding Quriel (Aydin des Malais - Dorle, by Golf), a 10-year-old
Belgian Warmblood gelding, finished 3rd in the Helsinki Classic
and 3rd in the World Cup class with the 11-year-old Dutch bred
gelding, Glasgow (Emilion - Dorinda, by Tangelo xx), owned by
the Glasgow Group. Candice King finished 6th in the World Cup
class riding Caliskan (Caletto I - M-Lareen, by Leander), a bay
Holsteiner gelding owned by Elizabeth Johnson, and Cara Raether
wound up in 14th place on So What (Irco Mena - Drava, by Anart
583), a Swedish Warmblood owned by Trelawny Farm.
CSI-W Oslo (NOR), October 18 - 20, Norman Dello Joio won the World
Cup class riding Glasgow, the gelding on which he won the King's
Cup at CSIO Hickstead (GBR) in 2001. Cara Raether won the first
international class of this competition on Landato.
riders, Clare Bronfman, Alice Debany Clero, Candice King, Kate
Levy, and Paige Rassas competed at CSI-A Leeuwarden (NED), October
17 - 19. Kate Levy won the first competition, a young horse class,
on her 7-year-old gray Holsteiner mare, Lydia (Lados x Grafin).
Candice King on Espadon out rode recent World Equestrian Game
team bronze medal winner, Philippe Le Jeune (BEL) and gold medal
individual winner, Dermott Lennon (IRL) winning Class 3, Competition
against the clock. Claire Bronfman won the Speed and Handiness
competition aboard Lord William and Candice King on Caliskan placed
third in the Interpolis Elfsteden Prix. Twenty-five year old Paige
Rassas, one of only 3 riders who had a clear first round, was
the highest ranked US rider in the Grand Prix placing third with
her gray Holsteiner mare, Chica Bay (Carolus I - Waage, by Calypso
II), with Candice King and Espadon finishing right behind her
in the 4th position. Alice Debany Clero, who placed 2nd in the
Grand Prix at CSI-A Gijon (ESP) and 2nd in the Grand Prix at CSIO
Gijon (ESP) in August resulting in being named leading rider,
finished 10th on her Dutch bred gelding, Jumbo. (Zeoleit - Diana,
by Woldstreek). Clare Bronfman on Enchante ended up in 13th place
while Kate Levy with Payton (Polydor - Romantika, by Rheinblick),
her 9-year-old Rhinelander gelding, wound up in 32nd place.
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jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
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