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Fellers Doubles Up at Spruce Meadows by Winning $200,000 CN Performance
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June 16, 2012
From the USEF Communications Department
Lexington, KY - The fourth and final USEF Observation Event for the US Show
Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games wrapped up a selection process that
started with the Selection Trials in March. The $200,000 CN Performance
Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows in Calgary hosted 12 Long-Listed American
combinations out of the 37 starters who took on Bob Ellis' course. At the
culmination of the class, Rich Fellers took top honors again, he was fastest
of the seven which jumped first round clears.
Fellers (Willsonville, OR) effort on Mollie and Harry Chapman's 16-year-old
Irish Sport Horse stallion reinforced his win in Thursday's Husky Energy Cup
(the first part of the Observation Event). The 2012 Rolex/FEI World Cup
champions returned to form after a hiatus from competition since the Del Mar
Horse Show in May.
Fellers and Flexible outran 2011 Pan American Games Gold medalist Kent
Farrington (Wellington, FL) on RCG Farm's Uceko by more than two seconds
with incredible turns in the jump-off stopping the clock at 41.287
seconds. Farrington and the 11-year-old Dutch gelding put forward an
incredibly athletic effort to take runner-up honors - but Fellers and
Flexible took home their second Spruce Meadows win in three days.
Seventeen-year-old phenom Reed Kessler (Lexington, KY) kept her dream alive
in Canada. After winning the Selection Trials on Cylana and jumping
consistently well since, she jumped first round clears on both Mika and
Cylana to continue her fairytale toward the Olympic Games. Mika backed up
the two first round clears with a third place jump-off effort, Cylana
FEI Nominated Entries for the 2012 Olympic Games will be submitted on
Sunday, June 17th.
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