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Coudray Leads the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team As They Jump Their Way Into the Top 10 at Fidelity Blenheim International Horse Trials
Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister.
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September 11, 2011
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY - With three riders in the top 10, the Land River
U.S. Eventing Team had everything to play for in the show jumping on the
final day of the 2011 Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in
And Tiana Coudray played the game the best for the U.S. throughout the week,
adding nothing to her dressage score of 49.4 to finish second on Jaital,
Inc.'s, Ringwood Magister, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding.
"Today it was pretty much textbook," said Coudray after the show jumping.
The California native has had a rough spring. After falling at their first
CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Bridgestone in
April, they then struggled at the Lumuhlen CIC3*, but Coudray made the
decision to stick it out in England over the summer and regain the form that
saw her win the Jersey Fresh CCI3* with her flashy grey in 2010.
She found it at Blenheim.
"I am so, so pleased," said Coudray. "It's extra special because things have
been so tough for quite a while. I was a pretty good way to finish off the
Clark Montgomery received a Land Rover Competition and Training Grant to
fund his trip with Loughan Glen from Georgia to Blenheim. He capitalized on
the opportunity and he finished fifth in a star-studded field. He added only
eight time penalties to his dressage score on the 9-year-old Irish Sport
Horse owned by Holly Becker, Kathleen Kraft and Carole Montgomery.
"I am thrilled to death with Glen's performance today," said Clark. "I can't
say it was one of my smoothest show jumping rounds but it was the hardest I
have ever felt him try for me. An enormous thanks has to go to Land Rover
and to the USEF for this opportunity that has undoubtedly furthered our
education and our careers."
Will Faudree (Hoffman, NC) received a Land Rover Grant as well and he has
been in England all summer preparing Jennifer Mosing's Pawlow for the
Blenheim CCI. He worked hard for a double-clear round in the show jumping
today and jumped from 14th after the cross-country to eighth.
Olympic veteran Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) was unlucky to have the
middle rail of the triple combination down on Bruce Duchossois' Mighty
Nice. But at only 7 years old, he is looking forward to a bright future with
the Irish Sport rose who received a Land Rover Competition and Training
Grant to go to Blenheim.
Information about Land Rover's partnership with the USEF is available here:
Follow the U.S. Eventers in Europe throughout this fall on the
USEFNetwork.com here: http://usefnetwork.com/featured/EventersinEurope/
Scores and results are available here: http://www.bdwp.co.uk/ble/
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