Articles: Press Release
American Show Jumpers Take Nations Cup in Buenos Aires
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November 14 , 2006
It was a stars-and-stripes win as four top riders from the United States
took the Nations Cup in CSIO Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday,
November 10. The team of Eliza Shuford, Chris Kappler, Carolyn Kelly and
Brianne Goutal beat out riders from four other countries-Brazil,
Argentina, Chile and Sweden. This team was named only for this
competition, and was under the direction of U.S. Chef d'Equipe George
Riding in their first Nations Cup, the first round saw Young Rider
rookie Kelly go clean aboard Rulanda, a 12-year-old grey Saxon Anhalt
mare owned by her Lulu Equestrian Enterprises of New York, NY, and her
teammate, and another Young Rider, Goutal (also from New York, NY) pick
up four faults with Cloverleaf Farm's Onira, a 10-year-old Dutch
Shuford also received four faults with her Holsteiner, Larentino, in
Round One. In September, Shuford was the recipient of a USEF grant to
participate in CSIO**** Barcelona, Spain, the last event in the 2006
Samsung Super League. Kappler's 12 faults aboard VDL Orame was the drop
score in Round One, in which the best three scores from each team count
for the team total.
This Nations Cup only required three riders to return for Round Two, so
Morris sent Shuford, Goutal and Kelly back in to compete in the grass
arena over Olaf Peterson's course. This time it was both Shuford and
Goutal with clear rounds. Kelly ended with four faults.
The U.S.'s final score of 12 faults in the two round competition was
significantly ahead of second-placed Sweden's 25 faults. Brazil followed
closely in third with 28 faults. With 37 faults, Chile, was out of
contention, as was Argentina, who finished last with 45 faults.
For further information, contact Sally Ike, USEF's Managing Director of
Show Jumping, at (908) 326-1156.
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