Catherine Haddad Earns Trip to Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final

Lexington, KY - With her eighth place finish in the final qualifying competition of the 2010/2011 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Western European League at 's-Hertogenbosch, American Catherine Haddad celebrated her birthday and secured herself a trip to the Final with Winyamaro. The pair scored 74.100%, to lead at the halfway mark through the Freestyle, but ended up eighth in 's-Hertogenbosch with another impressive effort in the toughest World Cup Qualifying League. Haddad (Vechta, Germany) has strung together an impressive list of World Cup efforts with the 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding and earned fifth place in the Western European League Rankings. Good results throughout Europe punched her ticket to Leipzig for the Final April 28-May 1, 2011.

The final North American League qualifier will be held this weekend, March 31-April 3, at the Festival of the Horse CDI-W in Burbank, CA, and two American riders will be named from that League to represent the U.S. in the Final.