Articles: Press Release
FEI Children's International Jumping Competition World Final Scheduled
USA Equestrian, Inc.
(Formerly American Horse Shows Association)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2001
Stadium Jumping, Inc. will host the FEI Children's International Jumping
Competition World Final November 28-December 2, 2001 at the Palm Beach Polo
Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida.
Thirty-two riders (16 from the host country and 16 from around the world)
are invited to participate in the Final, representing the top finishers
among more than 550 children competing at 41 qualifiers held worldwide this
year. Riders are eligible to compete internationally as children from the
beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 12 until the
end of the calendar year in which they turn 14.
This special competition began in 1995 to increase opportunities for
children to participate internationally and gain experience over courses of
international standard. Foreign riders compete on borrowed horses provided
by the host country's riders and the organizing committee. At last year's
Final, held in Santiago, Chile, the USA's Ariella Hertz, of Irvine, CA
finished 7th in the world and was the highest-placed rider in FEI Group IV.
For more information, please contact Christine E. Stafford, Director of
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77,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each
year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and
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