Lexington, KY - With several top performances at Nations Cup competitions this year, the U.S. aims to continue its winning ways in the Nations Cup competition at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows 'Masters,' September 7, in Calgary, Canada. In the $350,000 BMO Nations Cup, Beezie Madden, Lauren Hough, Kirsten Coe, and Lauren Tisbo will represent the U.S. with Robert Ridland serving as Chef d'Equipe.
The 2013 Rolex/FEI World Cup Final champion, Madden (Cazenovia, NY), has led numerous U.S. Nations Cup teams to exceptional performances this year. She helped the U.S. earn victory in the $75,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm at CSIO Wellington as well as to second-place finishes in Rotterdam and Hickstead and a third place finish in Dublin.
At the CSIO5* 'Masters,' Madden will ride Abigail Wexner's Simon and Cortes 'C'. Simon is a 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding. Cortes 'C' is a 2002 Belgian Warmblood gelding.
Hough (Wellington, FL) has a résumé full of impressive Nations Cup efforts and hopes to add another strong performance to the list. She won the Massimo Dutti Prix in June on the Longines Global Champions Tour stop in London and the Trofeo Warsteiner at the CSI4* Coruna a month later.
At Spruce Meadows, Hough will ride Laura and Meredith Mateo's Quick Study and The Ohlala Group's Ohlala. Quick Study is a 1999 Selle Francais gelding. Ohlala is a 2004 Swedish Warmblood mare.
Coe (Royal Palm Beach, FL) was a member of the winning Nations Cup team at the CSIO3* Bratislava and has continued to earn top finishes throughout the season. At Spruce Meadows, she finished second in the $50,000 RBC Financial Group Cup during the 'Canada One' CSI-W 4* tournament and fifth in the $400,000 CN Reliability Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier during the 'National' CSI5* tournament.
Coe will ride Ilan Ferder, Lovsta Stuteri, and Tal Milstein's Baronez and Zojasper this week. Baronez is a 2001 Belgian Warmblood mare. Zojasper is a 2004 KWPN stallion.
Tisbo (Wellington, FL) is a rising star in the jumping world. She won the $35,000 PwC Cup, finished second in the $50,000 Lafarge Cup, and third in the $35,000 Progress Energy Canada Cup during the CSI5* 'North American' at Spruce Meadows.
At the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows 'Masters,' she will ride Tequestrian Farm, LLC's Roundthorn Madios and Catharina 9.Roundthorn Madios is a 2002 Irish Sport Horse gelding. Catharina 9 is a 2004 Mecklenburg mare.
To learn more about the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows 'Masters' visit; http://www.sprucemeadows.com/tournaments/view_tournament.jsp?id=29