This Week in International Disciplines – June 30, 2011

Mt. Eden Team. Primo Ponies Photography.

Several U.S. vaulters participated in the CVI competition in Saratoga, CA. Patrick Stevens took home the win in the Male Senior CVI2*with a score of 7.195, while Joseph Gadd came in second with a 6.247. In the competitive Female Senior CVI2*, Mary McCormick took home the win with an impressive score of 8.219. Katharine Wick came in a close second with an 8.147, while Marisa Hamar finished third with a 7.671. The Mt. Eden Sun Team finished in first in the Senior Team CVI2* with a score of 7.799. The Woodside A Team came in second with a 7.420 and the Pacific Coast Vaulters finished third with a 6.931. In the Senior Pas de Deux, Rosalind Ross and Devon Maitozo had strong performances to win with an 8.121. Kimberly and Cassidy Palmer finished second with a score of 7.086, while Alexandra Thrasher and Joseph Gadd came in third with 6.849. In the Male Senior CVI1*, Nicholas Cox took the top prize with a score of 5.363. Tessa Divita took the top prize in the Female Senior CVI1* with a 7.067. Grace Robinson came in second with a 6.753, while Karly Frankel-Newman finished third with a 6.732. In the Senior Team CVI1*, the Mt. Eden 7 Sisters won the division with a score of 5.995, while Tambourine came in second with a 5.260.

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At the CDI-W Milton in Canada, David Marcus competed two horses throughout the weekend. In the Prix St Georges class, Marcus and Don Kontes finished in fourth with a score of 66.711%, while he tied for fifth with Chevri’s Capital with a 65.570%. Marcus once again had strong finishes in the Intermediaire I class, finishing third with Chevri’s Capital with a score of 69.737% and fifth with Don Kontes with a score of 67.895%. Susan Dutta had consistent performances in the Grand Prix class, finishing third with Currency DC scoring a 65.182% and fourth with Manette DC scoring a 65.061%. In the Grand Prix Special, Dutta and Golden Choice DC finished third with a score of 62.515%.

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Over in Europe, at the CDI Fritzen in Austria, Shawna Harding was representing the U.S. In the Prix St Georges class, Harding and Rigo finished third with a 69.132%. Harding and Rigo came back in the Intermediaire I class to place sixth with another strong score of 67.737%. In the Grand Prix – Consolation class, Guenter Seidel and Sundayboy finished second with a 70.390%. Seidel finished strongly in the Grand Prix for Kur class coming in third with U II with a score of 70.745%. To top off the weekend, Seidel and U II took top honors in the Grand Prix Kur to Music class after scoring a remarkable 78.27%.

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Several U.S. drivers were in attendance at the CAI competition in Bromont, Canada. In the Pony Singles division, Mary Mott-Kocsis won with a final score of 112.48. Robin Groves won the Horses Singles division with an overall score of 122.46, while Cheryl Pratt Rivers finished third and Wilson Groves finished fourth. Two U.S. riders were one-two in the Horses Pairs division, with Lisa Singer taking top honors with a score of 131.83 and Alan Aulson finishing second with a 135.47.

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At the CSIP-B 4 Salland Giethmen in the Netherelands, Laurie Astegiano started off the competition in eighth place after the dressage phase but ended up finishing 12th with a score of 175.81.

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Once again, numerous jumping competitions were taking place around Europe. In the CSI 4* Geesteren in the Netherlands, Peter Wylde and Zidane won the 1.30-1.35m Robert Muntel Prijs, the first qualifier for the CSI4* Youngster Tour. In the 1.30-1.35m CSI Twente Prijs, Andrew Ramsay and Zerley finished the second qualifying round for the CSI4* Youngster Tour in third place, while Wylde and Zidane came in seventh. In the 1.30-1.35m De Provincie Overijssel Prijs CSI4* Youngster Tour final, Ramsay and Zerley were eighth while Wylde and Zidane ended up in tenth place. Wylde was fourth with Unbelievable 15 in the 1.50m Rabobank Prijs, the first qualifier for the Grand Prix. In the 1.45m Nationaal Landschap Prijs, Marilyn Little-Meredith came in fourth with Waldman Z while Christine McCrea and Avenir were seventh.  In the 1.45m Eurocommerce Prijs, the U.S. riders had a one-two finish with McCrea and Avenir taking home the win and Lucy Davis and Hannah coming in second. Wylde and Unbelievable 15 continued their successful weekend by coming in seventh in the 1.55m Roelofs Den Ham Prijs second Grand Prix qualifier, while Davis and Hannah came in tenth. Saer Coulter and Springtime were fifth in the 1.45m Roelofsen Raalte Prijs.

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In the CSI Monte Carlo in Monaco, several U.S. riders were present. Cortie Wetherill and High Offley Arturo 9 finished fifth in the 1.25m Prix Jumping International de Monte Carlo, giving the U.S. riders a strong start to the weekend. Audrey Coulter finished second with Julia Des Brumes and seventh with Victory DA in the 1.40m Prix Jumping International de Monte Carlo, while Alexa Weeks and Madison finished sixth. In another 1.40m Prix Jumping International de Monte Carlo class later that weekend, Weeks finished second with Madison while Coulter finished fourth with Victory DA and ninth with Julia Des Brumes. Laura Kraut and Teirra came in third in the Prix Massimo Dutti, and later that weekend the pair was second in the 1.50m International Jumping Competition. Kraut rode her WEG horse Cedric to a ninth place finish in the 1.34m Prix S.B.M. In the Pro-Am Cup, Coulter came in fifth with the help of Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum of Germany, Lauren Hough and Wenceslas Thomel of Monaco were eighth, and Kraut and Danny van den Bosch of Belgium were tenth.

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In the CSI Fontainebleau, Alice Debany-Clero and Quency De La Polka finished seventh in the CSI1* 1.35m Prix Les Prémices. Alexandra Thornton and Silvana were tenth in the CSI4* 1.40m Prix Suez Environnement. Thornton and Noah De Bacon were fourth in the CSI4* 1.40m Prix du CCFA and eighth in the CSI4* 1.35m Prix APCS.

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Lastly, the U.S. was being represented in Italy as well this past weekend. In the CSI2* San Remo Grand Prix, Bliss Heers finished tenth.

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