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U.S. Team Set For Wellington CSIO

With just two days to go before the Nations Cup at the CSIO Wellington (Fla.), U.S. Equestrian Federation officials have this afternoon (March 8) announced the team members.

They are: Margie Engle on her 2000 Olympic partner Hidden Creek’s Perin; Kent Farrington on Madison, the 2005 American Grand Prix Association Horse of the Year; McLain Ward and his 2004 Olympic partner Sapphire; and Beezie Madden on her 2004 Olympic partner Authentic.

The U.S. team alternates are Aaron Vale on Artur 28, Molly Ashe on Neuville, and Alison Firestone on Secret Love.
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With just two days to go before the Nations Cup at the CSIO Wellington (Fla.), U.S. Equestrian Federation officials have this afternoon (March 8) announced the team members.

They are: Margie Engle on her 2000 Olympic partner Hidden Creek’s Perin; Kent Farrington on Madison, the 2005 American Grand Prix Association Horse of the Year; McLain Ward and his 2004 Olympic partner Sapphire; and Beezie Madden on her 2004 Olympic partner Authentic.

The U.S. team alternates are Aaron Vale on Artur 28, Molly Ashe on Neuville, and Alison Firestone on Secret Love.

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It’s a top-notch team to take on a record nine other teams, from Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.

Those team members are:

  •     Ireland (the 2005 winners)—Kevin Babington, Darragh Kerins, Niall Grimes, and Conor Swail.
  •     Canada—Ian Millar, Eric Lamaze, Chris Pratt and Mario Deslauriers.
  •     France—Herve Godignon, Philippe Rozier, Katie Prudent and Yann Candele.
  •     Great Britain— Nick Skelton, Robert Smith and Tim Gredley.
  •     Brazil—Rodrigo Pessoa, Keri Potter Pessoa, Sergio Campos and Fabio Leivas.
  •     The Netherlands— Leopold Van Asten, Harry Smolders and Emile Tacken.
  •     Argentina— Federico Sztyrle, Max Amaya, Pato Muente and Ramiro Quintana.
  •     Mexico—will chose between Ivan Camora, Jaime Guerra, Santiago Lambre, Eduardo Salas and Guillermo Williams.
  •     Venezuela—will choose between Pablo Barrios, Victoria Vargas D’Agostino, Juan Ortiz, Leopoldo Paoli, Andres Rodriguez, and Irma Rubesa.

The Nations Cup starts on Friday evening at 7 p.m.  Molly Sorge of the Chronicle staff will be there to provide online coverage.

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