Articles: Press Release
US Pony Drivers Excel in Europe
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2007
Lexington, KY - Full of promise for the FEI World Pony Driving Championship this July in Denmark, the US drivers got off to a great start at the CAI-A in Saumur, France this weekend picking up a decisive win in the pairs division under the reins of Randy Cadwell and a runner-up finish in the four-in-hand division by Laurie Astengiano.
Cadwell and her pair were the only team to not add any penalties in the marathon phases to their score to best Belgian driver AndrĆ© Wynants and Swiss driver Marjorie Magnin.
In the four-in-hand division, Astengiano was second to Mia Allo from Belgium, who proved dominant in the division. French driver Gilles Arriat was third.
These results set the US Team up confidently for the FEI World Pony Driving Championships later this summer.
For complete results please see http://www.hoefnet.com/pages-eng/index_eng.html. For more information contact High Performance Communications Manager, Joanie Morris at (859) 225-2052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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States Equestrian Federation(r), Inc. (USEF) is the regulatory body for
28 breeds and disciplines, including our country's international teams
competing in the disciplines of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing,
para-equestrian, reining, show jumping and vaulting. With over 87,000
members, it is the country's largest multi-breed organization and
annually license more than 2,800 competitions nationwide. The USEF
governs all aspects of competition, including education and licensing of
all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate shows.
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Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the
welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best
national equestrian federation in the world.