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US Show Jumping Riders Off to a Good Start in the European Indoor Circuit

Source :  USA Equestrian Inc.

Five riders representing the United States participated at the first European indoor show of the season at CSI-A Bremen (GER), October 3 - 6. Clare Bronfman fared the best on Lord William (Lord Caletto - Rocky, by Rousseau), her Westphalian gelding, placing second in the Der Joker competition and second in another class aboard her Selle Francais gelding,
Enchante (Kessel II). In the team trophy class the US team finished 3rd behind Holland and Germany.

Norman Dello Joio, Candice King and Cara Raether competed in the first
European CSI-W of the season in Helsinki (FIN), October 10- 13. Candice
King and Espadon, a Selle Francais gelding owned by Penlyn Farm, won the
Helsinki International Trophy class. Cara Raether and the 12-year-old
Oldenburg gelding, Landato (Landfrieden De - Waltrun, by We De Kind),
formerly ridden by Elise Haas, won the Speed Derby and the Winning Round
Competition. Norman Dello Joio riding Quriel (Aydin des Malais - Dorle, by
Golf), a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, finished 3rd in the Helsinki
Classic and 3rd in the World Cup class with the 11-year-old Dutch bred
gelding, Glasgow (Emilion - Dorinda, by Tangelo xx), owned by the Glasgow
Group. Candice King finished 6th in the World Cup class riding Caliskan
(Caletto I - M-Lareen, by Leander), a bay Holsteiner gelding owned by
Elizabeth Johnson, and Cara Raether wound up in 14th place on So What (Irco
Mena - Drava, by Anart 583), a Swedish Warmblood owned by Trelawny Farm.


At CSI-W Oslo (NOR), October 18 - 20, Norman Dello Joio won the World Cup
class riding Glasgow, the gelding on which he won the King's Cup at CSIO
Hickstead (GBR) in 2001. Cara Raether won the first international class of
this competition on Landato.


U.S. riders, Clare Bronfman, Alice Debany Clero, Candice King, Kate Levy,
and Paige Rassas competed at CSI-A Leeuwarden (NED), October 17 - 19. Kate
Levy won the first competition, a young horse class, on her 7-year-old gray
Holsteiner mare, Lydia (Lados x Grafin). Candice King on Espadon out rode
recent World Equestrian Game team bronze medal winner, Philippe Le Jeune
(BEL) and gold medal individual winner, Dermott Lennon (IRL) winning Class
3, Competition against the clock. Claire Bronfman won the Speed and
Handiness competition aboard Lord William and Candice King on Caliskan
placed third in the Interpolis Elfsteden Prix. Twenty-five year old Paige
Rassas, one of only 3 riders who had a clear first round, was the highest
ranked US rider in the Grand Prix placing third with her gray Holsteiner
mare, Chica Bay (Carolus I - Waage, by Calypso II), with Candice King and
Espadon finishing right behind her in the 4th position. Alice Debany Clero,
who placed 2nd in the Grand Prix at CSI-A Gijon (ESP) and 2nd in the Grand
Prix at CSIO Gijon (ESP) in August resulting in being named leading rider,
finished 10th on her Dutch bred gelding, Jumbo. (Zeoleit - Diana, by
Woldstreek). Clare Bronfman on Enchante ended up in 13th place while Kate
Levy with Payton (Polydor - Romantika, by Rheinblick), her 9-year-old
Rhinelander gelding, wound up in 32nd place.

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