Articles: Press Release
U.S. Riders Win Silver at the IRT Pacific Challenge
USA Equestrian, Inc.
(Formerly American Horse Shows Association)
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Web site: www.equestrian.org
April 29, 2003
Two dressage riders representing the US, Christine Beal of Fallbrook,
CA, and Tina Hayden of Cave Creek, AZ, were the finalists selected to
compete at the IRT Young Rider Pacific Challenge held at the Werribee
Park National Equestrian Center in Australia on April 23 and 24. Kathy
Connelly of Wellington, FL, served as the Chef d'Equipe. Riders from
Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa and the United States
competed on borrowed horses.
Hayden, a gold medal team member and individual silver medallist at the
2001 North American Junior Dressage Championship and Beal, Silver Medal
Team member a the 2002 North American Young Rider Championship, finished
in second place in the team competition behind Australia and followed by
New Zealand. Overall, Beal finished in 5th and Hayden in 6th place.
"Tina and Christina did a wonderful job acclimating to their borrowed
horses. They rode well and represented the U.S. very well. I was very
proud of them and they were a joy to coach," commented Connelly.
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