Leipzig, Germany - March 24, 2011 - Following the great success of the Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Series where Reed Kessler, Charlotte Jacobs and David Arcand qualified for the EY Cup to be held in Leipzig, Germany, the Leipzig organizers have decided to use their option of inviting some wild cards to the EY Cup Final. They have given these wild cards to the fourth and fifth placed finishers in the Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Series.
Volker Wulff, the organizer in Leipzig, commented that he was "so impressed with the great competition and series in the U.S. and wanted to get more of these talented riders to Europe."
More than 60 young riders competed in the series at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, and it was a great success in providing a new opportunity for these riders.
The final standings for the Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Series are:
1 Reed Kessler
2 Charlotte Jacobs
3 David Arcand
4 Caitlin Ziegler
5 Katherine Dinan
6 Chase Boggio
6 Meg O'Mara
8 Callie Schott
9 Catherine Pasmore
10 Quentin Judge
10 Victoria Birdsall
10 Navona Gallegos
For more information on the EY Cup, please visit www.eycup.eu.
Photos: Reed Kessler and David Arcand taken at WEF. Photo © Sportfot, Official Sport Photographer of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, www.sportfot.com.