Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will be well represented at the Rolex/FEI World Cup Final April 27-May 1 as 10 American show jumpers will head to Leipzig, Germany for the 2011 Final.
After 29 World Cup Qualifying Events throughout the 2010-2011 season the following riders have qualified in this order in their respective Leagues:
Michelle Spadone/27/Califon, NJ
Margie Engle/53/Wellington, FL
Beezie Madden/47/Cazenovia, NY
McLain Ward/35/Brewster, NY
Charlie Jayne/25/Elgin, IL
Brianne Goutal/22/New York, NY
Kirsten Coe/30/Johnston, SC
Rich Fellers/51/Wilsonville, OR
Ashlee Bond/25/Hidden Hills, CA
Richard Spooner/40/Agua Dulce, CA
Horses will be declared on April 14, when the USEF will make its Definite Entry.
Complete World Cup Information and Standings can be found here: http://usef.org/_IFrames/breedsdisciplines/discipline/alljumping/sjWorldCup.aspx
For the first time, the Rolex/FEI World Cup Final will also feature the EY Cup Finals - which gives some of the top Jumping Young Riders in the world a chance to compete against their peers.
From the East Coast of North America, the following riders qualified through the Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Series at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL:
Reed Kessler/16/Armonk, NY
Charlotte Jacobs/16/East Aurora, NY
Caitlin Ziegler/16/Mequon, WI
Katie Dinan/17/New York, NY
From the West Coast, the following riders qualified at HITS Thermal in California:
Cayla Richards/17/Calabasas, CA
Audrey Coulter/18/San Francisco, CA
These Young Riders have been invited, based on their standings, by the Organizing Committee.
The U.S. will also be represented in the CSI3* by:
Lucy Davis/18/Los Angeles, CA