Articles: Horse News
Walker Claims 2011 USEF National CCI1* Eventing Championship Riding for the
First Time as an American
Robin Walker and Florenz (Image by Xpress Foto © 2011)
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October 25, 2011
Lexington, KY- Riders from throughout the United States travelled to the
Kentucky Horse Park to contest the 2011 USEF National CCI1* Eventing
Championships held October 21-23. These championships, which were hosted in
conjunction with the Hagyard MidSouth Three Day & Team Challenge, saw 25
U.S. competitors braved the frigid autumn temperatures to vie for top
honors. Robin Walker and Florenz scored a wire-to-wire victory finishing
more than 10 points ahead of the other National Championship competition.
Walker (Grass Lake, MI) was competing for the first time under the U.S. flag
at the Hagyard MidSouth Three Day after having changed his nationality four
days prior to the start of competition. He finished his first competition as
an American in style, piloting Florenz to double-clear rounds in both the
cross country and show jumping to add nothing to their dressage score of 45.
This pair was the winner of both the CCI1* and USEF National CCI1* Eventing
Championship. Walker thinks very highly of Anne-Marie Rasch's seven-year-old
Oldenburg and believes she has a future in the sport.
"I'm very happy with the way things have gone. I'm very happy with the way
the horse has progressed throughout the year," Walker said. "I believe the
horse is ready for the next level."
Selena Pape (Louisville, KY) was crowned USEF National Amateur Eventing
Champion on her own Vanity after finishing on a three-day total of
56.2. Mackenzie Spaes (Prospect, KY) and her Ripple Effect finished on a
score of 62.7 to win the USEF National Junior Eventing Championship. In the
USEF National 19-21 Year Old Eventing Championship, Elinor MacPhail
(Johnstown, OH) rode her own Goodnight Moon to top honors on a score of
For more information about the Hagyard MidSouth Three Day & Team Challenge
including schedules, ride times and results visit:
For Results from the USEF National CCI1* Eventing Championship visit:
Visit http://usefnetwork.com/featured/EventersinEurope/ to keep up with the
Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team
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