Equestre Internationale News
USA Wins In Buenos Aires And Gets Qualified For The 2004
Samsung Super League
won the Nations Cup of CSIO Buenos Aires and secured their position
in the 2004 Samsung Super League.
In a tie with Switzerland for the first place of the Samsung Nations
Cup leaderboard, USA sent a strong team composed of Norman Dello
Joio on Peace Train, Chris Kappler on Primeur 59, Laura Linback
on Remember Me 9 and Beezie Madden on Innocence to the Haras El
Capricho located close to Buenos Aires.
The Nations Cup started on Friday at 15:30 over a course designed
by Olympic course designer Leopoldo Palacios (VEN). The US team,
coached by chef d'equipe Frank Chapot, finished the two-round
Nations' Cup with a score of 12 faults to easily defeat the host
country Argentina which placed second with 38 pts penalties. Brazil
was third with 40 pts. Chris Kappler led the way with the only
double clear round of the competition.
Six countries participated in the Nations Cup of Buenos Aires:
USA (1st), Argentina (2nd), Brazil (3rd), Chili, Uruguay and Belgium.
The Samsung Super League is composed of eight events and reserved
to the eight best teams of the world. Each year, the country finishing
last in the Samsung Super League drops off and is replaced by
the country finishing first in the Samsung Nations Cup Series.
After the last event of the Samsung Super League season in Barcelona,
Sweden was relegated and will be replaced by USA, which was just
promoted for the 2004 season.
According to the recent press release of the United States Equestrian
Team, participation at the level of competition found in the Samsung
Super League events is considered a critical component of the
USET's strategic plan for Olympic and international success.
The nations qualified for the 2004 Samsung Super League are: France,
Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and
SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE - NATIONAL PRIDE, INTERNATIONAL PASSION!
SUPER TEAMS, EIGHT SUPER VENUES BUT ONLY ONE SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE
can access all the latest Samsung Super League news and information
on website www.samsungsuperleague.com
Samsung Super League consists of the eight most prestigious horse
shows at which the world's eight best national teams compare their
merit. The Super League is connected to the Samsung Nations Cup
Series through a promotion/relegation system at the end of each
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is committed to supporting international sporting events thereby
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