Articles: Press Release
King and Hannigan to Represent U.S. at 2008 FEI World Cup(tm) Dressage
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2008
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY -- Following this weekend's final North American League
qualifying competitions in Loxahatchee, Florida and Burbank, California,
two horses and riders have been named to represent the United States at
the 2008 FEI World Cup(tm) Dressage Final in 's-Hertogenbosch, The
Netherlands, on March 27 - 30.
Courtney King of New Milford, Connecticut partnered with Christine
McCarthy's classy veteran Idocus put in a solid performance at the
PhelpsSports.com Palm Beach Dressage Derby (CDI-W/Y) to stay on top of
the North American League leaderboard with an overall point total of
221.85. King rode the 18-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion to a sixth
place finish in the 2007 Rolex FEI World Cup(tm) Final in Las Vegas, and
were Grand Prix Reserve National Champions at the 2007 Collecting Gaits
Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions in Gladstone, New Jersey.
In a tight point race for the second World Cup invitation and a trip to
The Netherlands on the line, it took an outstanding ride to earn the
ticket. Jane Hannigan of Harvard, Massachusetts proved she was up to the
challenge, riding her own Maksymilian, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood
gelding, to a tremendous freestyle performance in Loxahatchee. Earning a
score of 72.85 percent edged Jane and Maksymilian into second place in
League standings with an overall point total of 212.26 and a chance to
represent the United States for the first time in international
For more information please contact Joanie Morris, High Performance
Communications Manager at: email@example.com.
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