Articles: Horse News
American Ricky Neal and Transmission Finish European Young Rider Tour With
CSIOY Hagen Grand Prix Victory
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June 19, 2011
By Joanie Morris
Hagen, Germany - Ricky Neal saved his best performance of the U.S. Show
Jumping Young Rider European Tour for the CSIOY Hagen Grand Prix. And the
19-year-old was rewarded with a major victory on Transmission. He topped a
strong field of 48 competitors to take the top spot over Stephanie van den
Brink and Wapper from the Netherlands and Germany's Andreas Kreuzer on
The top eight from the first round went forward to the jump-off and Neal
flew to victory over the short course with a time of 44.62 on his
16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. He was more than a second faster than
van den Brink.
The U.S. Young Rider team tied for third with Germany in the CSIYO Nations
Cup. Catherine Pasmore on My Boy 18, Karen Polle on What Ever 11, Reed
Kessler on Onisha and Jessica Springsteen on Vornado van den Hoendrik put in
a solid effort in Saturday's challenging Nations Cup to finish on 24
faults. Pasmore jumped a clear first round, and then had one rail in the
second. Polle picked up 12 faults in each leg. Kessler had four faults in
round one and bounced back with a clear round in the second and Springsteen
added eight in each leg. The Netherlands won on an impressive score of four
and Great Britain finished close behind on eight.
Michele Grubb served as Chef d'Equipe.
The U.S. riders picked up ribbons throughout the week, all the results are
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