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USA Equestrian
US Show Jumping Riders Off To A Good Start In The European Indoor Circuit

Five 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.

Norman 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.

At 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.

U.S. 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.

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 80,000 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.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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