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Debbie McDonald Brings Down The House

In a crowd roaring show of approval in a packed house at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center's Equidome on Sunday, Debbie McDonald, one of the few American born/American based riders and her 11 y.o. Hannovarian mare Brentina, finished a 3 day dressage conveirgence by taking the US Freestyle Dressage Chamionship with a 75.640% combined score.

Asked why the crowd so hevily supports her, "I think that a lot of riders identify with me...I'm just this small rider up on this big horse", said McDonald.

But.... will the winner got to the World Cup Finals in Holland? Read coverage of the event, see their webcast, and order the video from

Related Links - Official Website for the US League Finals for World Cup Dressage
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