Articles: Horse News
U.S. Young Riders Win Big in Austria
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June 11, 2011
By Joanie Morris
Lamprechtshausen, Austria - In an incredible finish, the U.S. Young Rider
Show Jumping Team scored their first Nations Cup victory of their summer
tour, triumphing over the Swiss with a total of five faults.
The U.S. and Switzerland were tied after the first round, each country
carrying only one time fault forward to the second round. Catherine Pasmore
led things off for the U.S. - she had one rail in the first round on My Boy,
but bounced back to jump clear in the second round. Ricky Neal picked up one
time fault in round one, but had 15 faults in the second round - eventually
the drop score from that round - on Transmission. Reed Kessler jumped two
flawless rounds on Onisha. Jessica Springsteen rode Vornado van den Hoendrik
to a four-fault effort in round two (after a first-round clear) to bring the
total to five.
The Swiss weren't going to let Chef d'Equipe Michele Grubb's American squad
get away easily with the win. They kept the pressure on until their very
last rider went in the ring. Nicole Muller, picked up nine faults on
Chansing Wind to bring the Swiss total to 10 and give the U.S. team the win.
After two runner-up efforts at CSIOY Bonheiden and CSIOY Reims, the Young
Riders got their win.
The European Young Rider Tour heads to CSIOY Hagen, in Germany, for the next
week of competition June 15-18.
Full results are available here:
Read Catherine Pasmore's blog here: http://www.catherineusa2011.blogspot.com
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