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September 12, 2009

Dutch Prevail For BMO Nations Cup Victory

It was a day mixed with drama and dramatic show jumping at the Spruce Meadows Masters in Calgary, Alta., during the $325,127 BMO Nations Cup. But in the end the tough prevailed, and the Dutch were the toughest today. Despite their lead-off pair leaving the course in a horse ambulance, the Dutch riders didn’t bow down to the pressure of only having three riders’ scores count.

August 14, 2009

Spruce Meadows Team Named

U.S. Equestrian Federation officials announced the four horse and rider combinations who will make up the U.S. team at the Spruce Meadows CSIO*****, Sept. 9-13 in Calgary, Alta.

The riders are as follows:
•    Ashlee Bond, 24, of Hidden Hills, Calif., on Cadett 7, a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Little Valley Farms.
•    Richard Spooner, 39, of Agua Dulce, Calif., on Cristallo, an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by the rider.

July 10, 2005

Schuyler Riley Has A Remarkable Repeat In Chrysler Derby Today

The $175,000 Chrysler Classic Derby is hard enough to win. In the 15-year history of the class, only 9 horses and riders had jumped clear. That was until today, however. Today, Schuyler Riley accomplished the mammoth task of jumping the long course, complete with numerous daunting natural obstacles, clean. It's just her luck that Rodrigo Pessoa picked the same day to accomplish the same task.

July 9, 2005

Darren Finkelman Who???

"I had to laugh, because in between the first and second rounds [former World Champion] Gail Greenough was doing commentary for the TV, and she said that the 12 riders for the second round were a virtual 'Who's Who' of show jumping. I thought to myself, 'No, 11 of those, and one "WHO???"' said Darren Finkelman after the $200,000 Queen Elizabeth Cup on July 9 at the Spruce Meadows North American Tournament.

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