Articles: Press Release
US Team Places 3rd in Nations Cup at CSIO Lucerne, Switzerland
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2002
Clare Bronfman, winner of the Rome Grand Prix last Sunday, May 23, Laura
Kraut, 2nd place finisher of the Rome Grand Prix, Francie Steinwedell and
Ray Texel, battled it out with top European Teams yesterday, Sunday, June 2,
2002, in the Nations Cup class at Lucerne, Switzerland, earning a
respectable 3rd place finish. "We had three clear rounds and were tied for
1st with Germany and Belgium going into the second round," said Chef
d'Equipe, Richard Padilla. "This was a great accomplishment considering
many of the top teams were there, I am very pleased with the riders, they
all did their part."
The riders also fared well in other classes held during the competition
including a victory in a two-rider team competition won by Bronfman on
11-year-old Holsteiner, Lord William (Lord Caletto - Rocky) and Kraut aboard
Allegiance (Animo - Gosseline), an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Kraut's performances throughout this competition including a 2nd and 5th
place finish on May (Indorado/Jasper), an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare,
earned her the Leading Female Rider award. Kraut was also one of only three
riders in the Nations Cup class to achieve double clear rounds.
Francie Steinwedell was riding 9-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding Laddidor
(Nimmerdor - Erisna, Noraris) and Texel was aboard the 9-year-old, Dutch
Warmblood stallion, Lexicon (Voltaire/Amor). Bronfman and Texel had replaced
two of the original team members who withdrew due to horse injuries.
RESULTS OF THE NATIONS CUP CLASS
PLACE PENALTIES TIME
- GERMANY 4.00 216.15
- BELGIUM 4.00 219.11
- USA 16.00 224.92
- GREAT BRITAIN 20.00 230.92
- HOLLAND 33.00 232.50
- ITALY 116.00 77.01
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