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US Show Jumping Young Rider Tour Wins Nations Cup at Weirden CSIOY
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June 4, 2010
Weirden, the Netherlands and Lexington, KY - It wasn't easy, but the Young
Riders representing the US on the US Show Jumping Young Rider Tour fought
hard through two rounds of the Nations Cup to force a jump-off with the home
team and eventually outran the Netherlands for their first Nations Cup win
at CSIOY Weirden.
The squad of Jennifer Waxman and Venturo, Michael Murphy and Katina 12, Nick
Dello Joio with Malcolm and Karl Cook on Uno de Laubry recovered from a 17
fault performance in the first round of the Nations Cup to add just four in
the second round.
Both Dello Joio and Cook jumped clear in the second round, forcing a jump
off with the Netherlands. The Germans, who led after round one fell out of
contention, and the shuffle at the top of the leaderboard was rapid.
All four riders returned to the ring for the jump-off and Waxman and Murphy
put in very fast four fault efforts, the Dutch went one better however and
their first two riders jumped careful clears. Dello Joio and Cook took a few
extra seconds to ensure that the produced clear rounds - which paid off when
the final two Dutch riders had four faults a piece and times that couldn't
match Waxman and Murphy.
"All five riders, including Taylor Land, who didn't jump in the Nations Cup
but was great team player, all five riders, I couldn't be prouder of," said
Chef d'Equipe Michelle Grubb. "This is the start of something great for the
us to come over with Young Riders, hopefully in the future we can bring
Juniors as well. We are well thought of, and the other riders here were in
awe of our performance."
Faults (drop score)
Michael Murphy/Katina 12
Nick Dello Joio/Malcolm
Karl Cook/Uno de Laubry
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