Articles: Press Release
Six U.S. Riders Finish in Top Ten in FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, email@example.com
Gladstone, New Jersey – April 16, 2001 – The United States Equestrian Team
(USET) is proud to announce that six U.S. riders finished in the top ten at
the 2001 FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Competing in her first World Cup Final, Candice King of Wellington, FL was
the top placing U.S. rider. King finished in fifth place onboard John Em
with a final score of 17 penalties. Tied for sixth place were Leslie Howard
of Westport, CT, riding Priobert de Kalvarie, and Peter Wylde of Dover
Plains, NY, who competed on Macanudo de Niro in the first two rounds and on
Fein Cera in the final round. Wylde and Howard had a final score of 18
Molly Ashe of Wellington, FL finished in eighth place on Kroon Gravin with
21 penalties. Tied for ninth were 2000 Olympian Lauren Hough of Ocala, FL,
who rode Windy City the first night and Clasiko for the balance of the World
Cup Final, and Nicole Shahinian-Simpson of Westlake Village, CA with El
Campeon’s Cirka Z, along with Ludo Philippaerts of Belgium. They each
finished with 23 penalties.
Markus Fuchs of Switzerland won the 23rd World Cup Final with Tinka’s Boy
followed by the three-time defending World Cup Champion Rodrigo Pessoa of
Brazil riding Baloubet du Rouet. They each finished the four rounds of
competition (one round on Friday, one round on Saturday and two rounds on
Monday) with a score of 5 penalties. In a dramatic jump-off to determine
this year’s Champion, Fuchs, who placed second to Pessoa in the 2000 Final
in Las Vegas, went clean in 35.25 seconds while Pessoa had two rails down
for 8 penalties. Third place went to Michael Whitaker of Great Britain
riding Handel II.
The USET sent a squad of ten riders to the Final – three from the West Coast
League and seven from the East.
Full results are available on USET online at www.uset.org.
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