Haskins Gray To Represent U.S. At The FEI Waldfried Euro
Gray, from Greensboro, NC, has been selected by the USA Equestrian/USET
Dressage Credentials Committee to represent the United States
at the Waldfried Euro Cup Final in Frankfurt, Germany, December
11 14. Her selection was based on her individual gold medal
and team silver wins at the North American Young Riders
Championships this past August, her victory at the USET Festival
of Champions JR/YR Division and other numerous wins this past
year. Gray will be competing on her horse Fregat (Fakir
Rampa), a 10-year-old Russian Budenny gelding. This is the first
year the organizing committee has extended an invitation to the
United States and to Canada. The riders against whom Gray will
be competing have had to qualify throughout the year by participating
in a series of qualifying competitions in Europe.
will be receiving a grant from USA Equestrians Fund for
Equestrian Youth Development to assist with the travel costs.
Equestrian was formed through the combination of USA Equestrian
and the United States Equestrian Team. The vision of U.S. 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.