Kalispell, MT (August 8, 2011) – While the Event at Rebecca Farm featured an exciting and suspenseful turn of events during the stadium jumping phase in Kalispell, Montana, in the end Hawley Bennett-Awad rode Linda Paine’s Gin N’ Juice to the victory. Buck Davidson and Carl Segal’s Ballynoecastle RM finished a mere one point behind Bennett-Awad with Alexandra Slusher and Christie Campbell’s Last Call landing in a close third.
Bennett-Awad, Davidson, and Slusher, all endorsed by World Equestrian Brands, LLC, were thrilled with the results in the CIC3* event, part of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series. In addition to sharing the common thread of World Equestrian Brands, Davidson is Bennett-Awad’s coach and Slusher is her good friend. Bennett-Awad was a member of the Silver 2003 Canadian Pam Am team, represented Canada in the 2004 Olympics, was a member of the 2005 World Cup Finals and in 2009 she won the Bromont CCI***.
“We were thrilled to see three of our riders in the top three spots at the Event at Rebecca Farm,” said Robin Moore, President of World Equestrian Brands, US distributor of Amerigo and Amerigo Vega saddles and strap goods, Vespucci, E. A. Mattes, and Equilibrium products. “It really was an unbelievable finish, because going into the stadium jumping phase Allison Springer, who had an awesome dressage and cross country go, was leading by 10 points. While Allison had some unfortunate trouble with Arthur being spooky, Hawley was fortunate and Ginny jumped like her life depended on it. The pair really fed off the energy of the crowd and ended up in first place. What an amazing outcome and WEB is so happy for Hawley, Buck and Alexandra, and we are equally very proud of Allison and Arthur, who we also sponsor; that pair is truly dynamic.”
Bennett-Awad and Davidson both had the same rail down in the stadium jumping, but moved into first and second place when Springer’s mount spooked at a life size statue of a horse in the ring. Bennett-Awad said Ginny wanted to get excited when she saw the horse statue, but fortunately the mare stayed focused and jumped great which enabled the pair to lead the victory gallop.
“All of our endorsed riders show with top-of-the-line products from World Equestrian Brands, and it is always fantastic to see our products being used at the top of the sport and in the winner’s circle,” Moore said. “I encourage riders of all levels to visit our website and not only look at all of our great products but also read the bios of our endorsed riders. We are proud of all of our riders and, like Hawley, Buck and Alexandra, they do a great job managing their equine partners, and representing World Equestrian Brands.”
To learn more about World Equestrian Brands visit their website at www.worldequestrianbrands.com or call 1-888-637-8463.