Articles: Press Release
U.S. Triumphant In Nations' Cup
USA Equestrian, Inc.
(Formerly American Horse Shows Association)
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The United States Jumping Team won the 2002 $225,000 BMO Financial Group
Nations' Cup held Saturday, September 7, 2002 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The U.S. Team, made up of Alison Firestone riding Casanova (Cortez x
Alpenkicka), Schuyler Riley riding Ilian (Zuidhorn - Amara, by Elan xx),
Laura Kraut riding Anthem (Dutchboy - Ecvalan, by Triton) and Margie
Goldstein-Engle riding Hidden Creek's Perin (Pageno - Garbe, by Gotthard),
finished the two rounds of the Nations' Cup Competition with 20 combined
faults and a combined time of 503.96 seconds, handily defeating the second
place German team who ended with 32 faults and a time of 518.09. Firestone
and Goldstein-Engle lead their team with faultless rides in the second round
A Nations' Cup Class is held over two rounds with each team consisting of
four riders. The three best scores of each round are calculated to
determine the winner.
Results are as follows:
- 1. United States 20/503.96
- 2. Germany 32/518.09
- 3. Switzerland 35/520.23
- 4. Belgium 39/518.92
- 5. Canada 57/513.56
- 6. The Netherlands 68/503.06
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