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October 5, 2013

U.S. Team Third In Brazil Nations Cup

Photo by Kat Netzler

A young U.S. show jumping team jumped to a joint third place finish Oct. 4 in the Porto Alegre, Brazil FEI Nations Cup. The team of Catherine Pasmore, Meagan Nusz, Derek Braun, and Kent Farrington completed the first round in third place on 13 faults and held their position in Round 2, finishing on a total of 29 faults to tie with the team from Argentina.

The home team from Brazil won, with Venezuela collecting second place honors and Canada finishing in fifth.

Leading off the U.S. effort was Pasmore, of Wellington, Fla., and Pasmore Stables, LLC’s 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding Bonanza Van Paemel. The combination jumped to a 13-fault effort in Round 1 but rebounded in their second trip to add eight faults to the U.S. total.

Next up for the United States was Nusz, from The Woodlands, Texas, and Dynamo, who completed the first round on 4 faults. In Round 2, Amalaya Investments’ 10-year-old Belgian gelding faulted twice to finish on a score of 8.

Braun, of Wellington, Fla., jumped in the third spot for the U.S. collecting just 4 faults in Round 1 with Split Rock Farm Inc.’s 10-year-old Oldenburg mare, Cyraneiky. In the second round the combination completed a 17-fault effort.

 Farrington, of Wellington, Fla., was serving as both chef d’equipe and anchor rider for the United States. He produced two competitive trips with Haity McNerney’s 9-year-old KWPN mare, Zafira to help the U.S. land a podium position. The pair produced 4-fault and clear efforts respectively in the first and second rounds.

 
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