Dressage Festival of Champions Rider Rankings Updated after Three Competitions Held Memorial Day Wee

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GLADSTONE, NJ – June 1, 2006 – Newly updated rider rankings for the Collecting Gaits Farm USEF National Grand Prix Championship / World Equestrian Games Selection Trials & USEF National Intermediaire I Championship Presented by Paul Miller, Inc. were released today following three qualifying competitions held across the country over Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28) – Flintridge Dressage, CA; Lamplight Dressage, MN; and ESDCTA Memorial Day Dressage Show, NJ. The championship competition will be held June 15-18, 2006, at the USET Foundation Dressage Festival of Champions in Gladstone, New Jersey.

Complete results can be found on HorsesDaily.com/scoresource/2006/

Only the 12 highest-ranked Grand Prix and Intermediaire I horse/rider combinations from the qualifying period (July 8, 2005 through June 4, 2006) will be invited to compete in their respective championships. The final qualifier will be held June 2-4 (CDI3*/Y Raleigh and Capital Dressage Classic, NC).

Following are the current Grand Prix and Intermediaire I Rankings as of June 1, 2006. Drop scores are not in place until the last qualifying competition, which is the Raleigh CDI 3*, June 2-4, 2006. (This is the list after the final deadline date of May 1, 2006, for submission of applications. All other rider/horse combinations that have not applied have been removed.)

2006 GRAND PRIX RANKINGS

Ranking for the 2006 WEG Selection Trials/Grand Prix Championship

RIDER NAME

HORSE NAME

PERCENTAGE

Steffen Peters

Floriano

71.689%

George Williams

Rocher

71.417%

Leslie Morse

Kingston

70.847%

Guenter Seidel

Aragon

70.102%

Leslie Morse

Tip Top

67.986%

Charlotte Bredahl Baker

Komo

67.310%

Michael Barisone

Neruda

67.229%

Katherine Bateson-Chandler

FBW Kennedy

67.011%

Arlene Page

Wild One

66.337%

Jeremy Steinberg

Parocco

66.060%

Catherine Haddad

Maximus

66.285%

Heather Blitz

Arabella

65.753%

George Williams

Marnix

65.555%

Mette Rosencrantz

Basquewille

65.519%

Donna Richardson

Jazzman

64.712%

Suzanne Dansby Phelps

Cooper

64.486%

Karen Lipp

Caribi

64.120%

Melissa Taylor Yee

Succes

64.014%

Yvonne Barteau

Liberty

64.328%

Jessica Jo Tate

Cambay

63.805%

Lisette Milner

Eminence

63.685%

Karin Offield

Hexagon’s Louisville

63.320%

Heidi Gaian

Just Fritz

63.167%

Tami Hoag

Coco Chanel

62.772%

Tracey Lert

Luminary

62.444%

Catherine Morelli

Be Se

61.567%

Pierre St Jacques

Lucky Tiger

61.537%

Dorothy Morkis

Mister Big

61.250%

Jo Moran

Minna

60.580%

Susan Halasz

Julius

59.740%

Jane Hannigan

Maksymillian

59.417%

David Wightman

Partous

56.625%

2006 INTERMEDIAIRE I RANKINGS

Ranking for the Intermediaire I Championship

RIDER NAME

HORSE NAME

PERCENTAGE

Jan Ebeling

Rafalca

71.167%

Michelle Gibson

Lex Barker

70.303%

Melissa Jackson

Wellington

69.066%

Christopher Hickey

Werbellin

68.454%

Christopher Hickey

Regent

67.891%

Marie Meyers

Fandango

67.417%

Michael Shondel

Wallaby

67.325%

Karen Pavicic

Lionheart

67.167%

Charlotte Bredahl Baker

Eskada

67.059%

Joe Sandven

Rachmaninoff

67.021%

Christine Rivlin-Henke

Lyra

66.961%

Melissa Taylor Yee

Schumacker Solyst

66.708%

Katherine Poulin-Neff

Brilliant Too

66.663%

Guenter Seidel

Princeton

66.278%

Emily Gershberg

Pancratius

66.194%

Silke Rembacz

Millenium

66.189%

Teri Hallman

Fontainebleau

66.146%

Mette Rosencrantz

Edelweiss De Bonce

65.992%

Jason Canton

Navignon

65.785%

Nicole Bellah

Avant-Garde

65.687%

Susan Jaccoma

Harmony’s Weissmuller

65.636%

Jane Cleveland

Kavalier

65.264%

Sharon Mccusker

Weltheir

65.100%

Nick Wagman

Buon Giorno

64.972%

Silke Rembacz

Da Capo

64.970%

Catherine Morelli

Sitni

64.614%

Charmayne Harrah

Nienke

64.458%

Shelly Francis

Dominion

64.367%

Karen Lipp

Lipton

63.984%

Heather Kennedy

Kuriant

63.636%

Susan Dutta

Rocat

63.354%

Kristin Allen

Tannehauser

62.895%

Justin Hardin

Pik Czar

62.825%

Lauren Smith

Lamiro

62.750%

Barbi Breen-Gurley

Octango

62.675%

Tracy Roenick

Eridano 1

61.333%

Susan Halasz

Lector

61.239%

Kristin Linley

Remus

61.147%

Charmayne Harrah

New Holland

60.969%

In addition to the Grand Prix and Intermediaire I National Championships and World Equestrian Games (WEG) Selection Trials, the Dressage Festival will also feature the USEF Para-Equestrian National Dressage Championships; Brentina Cup Championship; Official Region 1 USDF Qualifying Competition for the 2006 North American Young Riders Championships; and qualifying competition for the 2006 USEF Junior Dressage Team Championships.

SPECTATOR TICKETS AND RESERVATIONS

DINNER AND AUCTION - For information and ticket reservations for the USET Foundation Excellence In Aachen Benefit dinner, presented by Show Circuit Magazine on June 17, or to participate in the Klaus Balkenhol Training Package Live Auction via telephone on June 17, contact Maureen Pethick at the USET Foundation at (908) 234-1251 ext. 207, fax (908) 234-0670, E-mail mpethick@uset.org.

VIP SEATING AT COMPETITION - To reserve VIP tables (June 15-18) at the USET Foundation Dressage Festival of Champions featuring the 2006 Collecting Gaits Farm USEF National Grand Prix Championship / World Equestrian Games Selection Trials and USEF National Intermediaire I Championship Presented by Paul Miller, Inc., contact Randi Leone at (908) 252-9580 or E-mail randese@earthlink.net.

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