4th Annual Great Charity Challenge in West Palm Beach…

Presentation of the top three teams. Photo © Sportfot.

Presentation of the top three teams. Photo © Sportfot.

Riders Darragh Kenny, Catherine Pasmore, and Meg O’Mara were the winning team of the fourth annual FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments (FTI GCC) on behalf of their charity JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) on Saturday evening at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). Sponsored by Jessie Pasmore and Martha Jolicoeur and corporate sponsor Stone Hill Farm, the three riders made up the top team of the night over 33 other pro-am teams representing Palm Beach County charities.

A signature event of the twelve-week FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, this year’s FTI GCC will distribute approximately $1.5 million to the 34 lucky Palm Beach County charities that were chosen at random to be represented in the pro-am team relay competition. Each team was made up of junior and amateur riders competing side by side with top professionals.

GCC Darragh Kenny Sportfot

GCC Darragh Kenny Sportfot

A crowd of over 5,000 spectators came out to enjoy the family fun event as part of the “Saturday Night Lights” series. The JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) was the winning team of the night with riders Meg O’Mara, Catherine Pasmore, and Darragh Kenny. O’Mara did have one rail down, but the trio’s speedy trips made up for it and their time of 92.361 seconds won the top prize of $150,000 for their charity.

Coming in second was College for Kids – Take Stock in Children, sponsored by the Mirabal Family and G&C Farm as well as corporate sponsor Palm Beach Illustrated. The team consisted of three Venezuelan riders from G&C Farm, including youngest rider Maria Emilia Chapellin Mirabal, Carolina Chapellin Mirabal and professional Luis Fernando Larrazabal with a combined time of 93.248 seconds to earn $125,000.

GCC Catherine Pasmore Sportfot lo

GCC Catherine Pasmore Sportfot lo

The first of three wild card charities drawn at the during the night, the Junior League of the Palm Beaches finished third and won $100,000. The team, made up of Perla Boord, Lillie Keenan, and David Blake, was sponsored by Pine Hollow Farm and corporate sponsor Gut Einhaus. They finished with a time of 93.998 seconds overall.

As the professional representative for the JDRF team, Irish rider Darragh Kenny (who turns 25 on Thursday) was thrilled to be competing in the event for the first time. Kenny is known for his speed, and rode the same horse Vanotrouska, owned by Megan Bifano, that he showed in week one’s $55,000 Nespresso Battle of the Sexes.

Commenting on the night, Kenny smiled, “It was fantastic. It is a great atmosphere. I think it is a really good thing that they have here and it is for a great cause. I have never ridden for charity before but I think it is great to have the chance to do that. It is enjoyable for everybody and it is nice that we are giving back to something as well. I would for sure do this again in the future.”

GCC Meg O'Mara Sportfot

GCC Meg O’Mara Sportfot

When asked what advice he gave his teammates for the night, Kenny stated simply, “I just told them to win. There was no plan, just go as fast as you can and leave the jumps up.”

Catherine Pasmore (20) was riding her veteran mount My Boy and was even more excited to ride for her randomly matched charity due to a personal connection to the JDRF. Pasmore’s uncle was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and passed away at a young age. The connection gave Pasmore extra inspiration.

“It is personal to me,” she stated. “Obviously all charities are a great cause, but riding for something that hits so close to home was very exciting. It gave me the extra drive to really go for it.”

Pasmore also enjoyed the camaraderie of the evening. “It is just a really fun class,” she declared. “We get to come out and work as a team and I think we all definitely pulled our weight; it was exciting.”

Winning team presentation. Photo © Sportfot.

Winning team presentation. Photo © Sportfot.

Eighteen-year-old Meg O’Mara echoed her teammates’ sentiments and explained that this was her first time even seeing the class let alone competing in it.

“I definitely was lucky to be able to watch all 24 teams before me because I didn’t really know how it went,” O’Mara noted. “I had a really fast horse, so I was happy about that.”

O’Mara showed Mavis Spencer’s Valencia in the class. She noted, “It was really fun. I would definitely do it every other year. This was my first type of team experience.”

Lora Hazelwood, Executive Director for JDRF, the greater Palm Beach County Chapter, was on hand to accept the $150,000 check for her great cause and cheer on the team. Hazelwood explained that this was the JDRF’s fourth year trying to get in to the FTI GCC.

“The first year we were too late when we applied,” Hazelwood admitted. “The first and second year that we did get in for the lottery we (weren’t chosen from the random draw). This year was our third year (being eligible) and we thought that three times would be the charm, but we had no expectation. We would have been thrilled with just $10,000. We are just completely overwhelmed.”

“It means a tremendous amount to win,” Hazelwood added. “This is a lot of money for any non-profit organization, especially coming off of a recession. This is the most exciting thing that has happened to us in a number of years. We were really pleased to learn that our team sponsor, Jessie Pasmore, has a personal connection to type-1 diabetes and we were not even aware of that. The teams are just randomly assigned, so we think there was some serendipity; there is no such thing as coincidence. We thought that was amazing.”

Source: Equestrian Sport Productions

The LGT Private Banking Prix in Zurich…

Luciana and Fit for Fun made the 1.50 JO look like a walk in the park

Luciana and Fit for Fun made the 1.50 JO look like a walk in the park

Ludger Beerbaum and Chaman win the Private Banking Prix in Zurich…

Ludger & Chaman got to enjoy the Swiss National anthem instead of the German.... rather comical error!!

Ludger & Chaman got to enjoy the Swiss National anthem instead of the German…. rather comical error!!

Well another tough course set by Switzerland’s Rolf Ludi. Tough lines and very little room to breath, riders were again challenged by today’s course. A few more qualified through to the jump off then yesterday. Out of the 56 entries on the start list, ten comb combinations qualified for the jump off, including Olympic medalists Jeroen Dubbeldam, Marc Houtzager, Gerco Schroder and winner Ludger Beerbaum not to mention WEG notables Marcus Ehning and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum.

Hendrik and Camilla

Hendrik and Camilla

The track was difficult with tight lines and challenging angles. The course’s difficulty meant a few strong combinations didn’t make it through such as Denis Lynch and All Star, Katharina Offel and Fidji Island, Kevin Staut and Cheyenne HDC, Christian Ahlmann and Asca Z, Rolf-Goran Bengtsson and Carusso la Silla as well as Hans-Dieter Dreher and his newly acquired Colore.

Nonetheless, a ten horse jump off would prove to be competitive enough to say the least and Dutch Silver medalist Marc Houtzager was the first to start things off with Sterrehof’s Opium. Marc and Opium were fast and clean, with a time of 38.26 seconds, which put the Dutch duo into the lead.

Switzerland’s Christina Liebherr was second but a disappointing 4 faults would keep one Swiss rider from winning. California-born German rider Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and the aptly named gelding Unbelievable. Unfortunately for Meredith, the German combo were just 0.02 seconds behind Marc’s time, putting them in second place with a time of 38.28. So close!!

Switzerland’s Werner Muff, leading rider for the show at the moment, was next to go. Hopes of a Swiss victory were evident as the crowd grew silent. Fashioning his armband, Werner had a frustrating 8 fault score and a time of 38.35 seconds. Another Swiss off the list.

Ukraine’s winner of the 2012 Global Champions Tour Finale in Abu Dhabi, Katharina Offel and Fidji Island, were next in the ring, sure to give Marc a run for his money. But alas, it was not to be, with a surprising 12 fault score.

Gerco and Seoul are reunited

Gerco and Seoul are reunited

Gerco Schroder and the newly named Seoul were next up with a good chance at matching his Dutch team mates time. It was interesting to see all of Gerco’s mounts with new names for the new year. Eurocommerce has now been omitted from the horses’ registered names. Gerco and Seoul beat Marc and Opium’s time with a fast and efficient round, stopping the clock at 37.77 seconds. Very well executed, but with Ludger, Luciana and Jeroen Dubbeldam to come, would it be enough?

Alas, it would not! Ludger was next up aboard his stunning bay stallion Chaman. Clearly fixated on a win, the four-time Olympic gold medalist made quick work of the jump off, crossing the finish line with a time of 36.55 seconds.

In typical Ludger fashion, the German combo looked to be in a strong place for the win.

A truly beautiful round by the leggy Brazilian beauty; Miss Luciana Diniz. Truly textbook but unfortunately not fast enough to match Ludger’s time. Luciana and Fit for Fun finished with a time of 39.82 seconds, putting her under Meredith, Marc and Gerco.

Second last to go was Olympic gold medalist Jeroen Dubbeldam aboard the feisty grey BMC Quality Time. Making the shortened track look easy, the Dutch combination finished smooth, perhaps too smooth, with a time of 37.97.

So all hopes were raised when Swiss beauty Alexandra Fricker came in to finish the class aboard Albfuehren’s Memphis. Alexandra has been serving up some strong rounds over the last two days and today was no exception. Clean and relatively fast, Alexandra and Memphis stopped the clock at 38.05 seconds, which would be good enough for 4th place.

The Swiss crowd cheered for Alexandra regardless and the young Swiss miss offered her mount a well-deserved pat for a job well done.

Congratulations to Ludger and Chaman for a great win! A great set up for tomorrow’s big day!!

Chaman attacked the tough course with ease!!

Chaman attacked the tough course with ease!!

LGT Private Banking Prix

1.50 FEI Art 238.2.2 (Zurich, Switzerland)

1. 37 Chaman Beerbaum, Ludger GER
B 14-j.H v.Baloubet du Rouet/M.v.I Love You/KWPN/MEX01925/B: Winter-Schulze, Made GER
2. 62 Seoul Schröder, Gerco NED
B 12-j.W v.Thunder van de Zuuthoeve/M.v.Lancer II/BWP/NED41598/B: Gevi Internatio NED
3. 55 Quality Time TN Dubbeldam, Jeroen NED
SCH 11-j.H v.Quantum/M.v.Cantus/HOLST/NED40905/B: H.J.Nijhof NED
4. 79 Albfuehren’s Memphis Fricker, Alexandra SUI
B 12-j.H v.Quinar/M.v.Carthago/HOLST/NED07642/B: Hofgut Albführen GmbH SUI
5. 58 Sterrehof’s Opium Houtzager, Marc NED
B 17-j.H v.Polydor/M.v.Bormio/WESTF/GER23567/B: Stoeterij Sterrehof B.V. NED
6. 45 Unbelievable Michaels-Beerbaum, Meredith GER
B 12-j.W v.Manhattan/M.v.Democraat/KWPN/GER42182/B: Windward Farm GER
7. 67 Fit for Fun Diniz, Luciana POR
F 9-j.S v.For Pleasure/M.v.Fabriano/HANN/103IB23/B: G.R.O.W. Horses & Jünger, Ral POR
8. 88 L B Con Grazia CH Liebherr, Christina SUI
B 10-j.S v.Con Spirito R/M.v.Karondo V. Schlösslihof/CH/102OR73/B: La Baumetta Sa SUI
9. 95 Landthago Muff, Werner SUI
SCH 10-j.W v.Landjunge/M.v.Carthago/HOLST/102QP50/B: Muff Werner SUI
10. 122 Fidji Island Offel, Katharina UKR
F 12-j.S v.For Feeling/M.v.Wanderer/HANN/GER44709/B: Llc Vian Group UKR
11. 30 Voila Smith, Robert GBR
B 11-j.S v.Calvados/M.v.Concorde/KWPN/102QD90/B: Robert Smith GBR
12. 44 Sabrina Ehning, Marcus GER
B 14-j.S v.Sandro Boy/M.v.Landadel/BAY/GER40673/B: Winley Farm Llc & Gölkel, Judi GER

Top Swiss riders honored in Zurich…

Congratulations Paul!!

Congratulations Paul!!

The Rolex Grand Prix in Zurich…

Steve Guerdat, Olympic Champion, jumps the London bus

Steve Guerdat, Olympic Champion, jumps the London bus

Marcus Ehning wins the Rolex Grand Prix in Zurich….

Marcus and Kuchengirl

Marcus and Kuchengirl

Well done Marcus!! So perhaps the Swiss crowd was a bit disappointed that their home rider, Jane Richard Philips, didn’t win on Swiss soil, but let’s be honest, we’re always happy when Marcus wins.

It was a steady class, with 41 entries. California’s very own Richard Spooner started things off with the World’s number one ranking WBSFH horse, the lovely Cristallo. The first clear came from Oslo World Cup winner, Jeroen Dubbeldam, and the vivacious BMC Quality Time. The next would come from Switzerland’s very own Paul Estermann and the lovely Castlefield Eclipse.

Jane and Pablo

Jane and Pablo

The crowd roared for it was guaranteed that at least one Swiss rider would jump off for the Rolex title. The happy Swiss crowd were overjoyed to see Jane Richard Philips, another Swiss rider, qualify through to the jump off aboard Pablo de Virton. A very exciting accomplishment for the Swiss miss, currently ranked 148th in the world.

Many of you might remember Jane from the 2010 FEI World Cup finals in Geneva where Jane finished 4th in the last Qualifier with Zekina Z. So naturally, this 29 year old Swiss jockey doesn’t mind battling it out with the best.

Some hopeful combinations came through such as Katharina Offel and Fidji Island as well as Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum with Bella Donna and last weekend’s World Cup winner, Christian Ahlmann, and his bay stallion Codex One, but it seemed the wide blue oxer and the Rolex triple combination would ask too much for many.

Britain’s speed demon, Laura Renwick, was next to go clear with the feisty Oz de Breve. Once the British-born blonde ensured her place in the jump-off, we knew it was sure to be interesting.

Sergio and Carlo

Sergio and Carlo

Penelope Leprevost attempted a clear round with her big grey stallion Mylord Carthago, but alas it was not to be. Following France’s leading lady however, came Sergio Alvarez Moya and Carlo 273. Now this combination is one of my favorites of the season and I think a serious contender for the title in Gothenburg. Carlo and Sergio have come together so beautifully and I was sure they would qualify for the jump off.

Sure enough, my faith was well rewarded and Sergio and Carlo’s clear round numbered the 4th combination to battle it out. Following Sergio, previous World number one, Rolf attempted a clear round, Silver medalist Marc Houtzager and Gold medalist Scott Brash aboard his relatively new mare, Ursula, but none managed to join the rather small group of qualifiers.

Roger-Yves Bost and Castle Forbes Myrtille Palouis looked as though they may become the 5th but instead the competitive combination retired half way through the course.

Despite the long list of accomplished riders to follow Sergio, only one other combination managed to qualify through to the jump off; Marcus Ehning and Noltes Kuchengirl. A worthy combination with plenty of speed on standby.

Only six horse-and-rider combinations would stick around for the jump off. The rest of the 35 riders could take their boots off and enjoy the show, and it show it most certainly was.

Jeroen Dubbeldam and BMC Quality Time were first in the ring but alas, it was not to be with 8 faults, including the first fence, and a time of 38.44 seconds. Swizterland’s very own Olympic combination, Paul Estermann and Castefield Eclipse, were next in and the Swiss crowd grew quiet with hope. Would it be a Swiss victory?

Unfortunately, the bay mare would rub one fence, accumulating 4 faults but clocking in a very fast time of 35.92 seconds to give the remaining field a taste of what was possible.

Marcus and Kuchengirl clear the first fence

Marcus and Kuchengirl clear the first fence

It was Jane Richard Philips who would serve up the first clear round and the packed stadium couldn’t have been more overjoyed. Jumping a picture perfect round with her bay gelding Pablo, Jane consolidated a time of 40.48 seconds.

So, well behind Paul and with Sergio and Marcus left to go, it looked doubtful that a Swiss victory would be celebrated tonight.

Sergio and Carlo were next and guaranteed to be fast, the combination set the pace early on, but it was the frustrating blue oxer, set wide, that would dash any hopes of a Moya victory. The spaniard’s disappointment etched all over his face, as he knew coming to the last few fences that he would not hear the Spanish anthem tonight.

Last to go was Marcus and Kuchengirl; a combination who have been together now for over 6 years. A tried and tested combination known for their pace, the pair put that reputation to good use tonight with a solid round, jumping clean with a time of 37.35 seconds.

Congratulations to Marcus Ehning for winning tonight’s Rolex Grand Prix in Zurich, Switzerland.

Rolex Grand Prix (Zurich, Switzerland)

FEI – Art. 238.2.2 (1.55)

1. 42 Noltes Küchengirl Ehning, Marcus GER
B 16-j.S v.Lord Z/M.v.Cambridge Cole/BAY/GER24879/B: Echo Büromöbel Vertriebs Gmb
2. 100 Pablo de Virton Richard Philips, Jane SUI
B 10-j.W v.Andiamo/M.v.Kashmir van’t Schuttersho/SF/102NF56/B: All.To Guldenboom
3. 75 Castlefield Eclipse Estermann, Paul SUI
B 11-j.S v.Obos Quality/M.v.Not Recorded/ISH/IRL40616/B: Fasana Jocelyne
4. 11 Carlo Alvarez Moya, Sergio ESP
SCH 12-j.W v.Contender/M.v.Cascavelle/HOLST/GER42975/B: Marta Ortega
5. 28 Oz de Breve Renwick, Laura GBR
F 11-j.H v.Dollar du Murier/M.v.Grand Veneur/SF/102MB54/B: Mr David Perry
6. 55 Quality Time TN Dubbeldam, Jeroen NED
SCH 11-j.H v.Quantum/M.v.Cantus/HOLST/NED40905/B: H.J.Nijhof
7. 47 Vincente Kürten, Jessica IRL
B 11-j.W v.Oklund/M.v.Ufarno/KWPN/NED41587/B: Stal Poels and James Paterson-Robin
8. 37 Chaman Beerbaum, Ludger GER
B 14-j.H v.Baloubet du Rouet/M.v.I Love You/KWPN/MEX01925/B: Winter-Schulze, Made
9. 108 Coolgirl Schwizer, Pius SUI
SCH 9-j.S v.Bill vd Heffinck/M.v.Polydor/WESTF/103EV86/B: Balmelli Armando
10. 53 Cocoshynsky Gaudiano, Emanuele ITA
B 10-j.S v.Cornet Obolensky/M.v.Popcorn/WESTF/102YQ85/B: Equita Kft
11. 5 d’Atlantique Royale Mathy, Francois Jr BEL
B 10-j.W v.Darco/M.v.Kannan/BWP/BEL42817/B: Team Harmony & François Mathy
12. 117 Carusso LS la Silla Bengtsson, Rolf-Göran SWE
B 11-j.H v.Montebello la Silla/M.v.Joost/SLS/MEX40260/B: Club Hipico la Silla/Rol

Katie Monahan-Prudent and V win the $33,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 3…

Renowned show jumper Katie Monahan-Prudent guided Michael Smith’s V to victory in Thursday’s $33,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 3 during the third week of competition at the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF).

Competing in the International Arena at the beautiful Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), the seasoned veteran topped young U.S. competitors Kristen Vanderveen (23) aboard Bull Run’s Eternal and Lauren Tibso aboard Tequestrian Farms’ Roundthorn Madios (28) who finished second and third respectively.

Week three of the FTI WEF runs January 23-27. The week will feature the FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge (FTI GCC), presented by Fidelity Investments®, at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening. This year, the event will distribute $1.5 million to 34 lucky Palm Beach County charities in a pro-am team competition.

Other highlights will include the $25,000 Suncast 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The grass derby field at The Stadium at PBIEC will host the $50,000 CSI 2* Grand Prix, weather permitting, at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The 2013 FTI WEF circuit continues through March 31 featuring 12 weeks of world-class competition.

Katie Prudent and V

Katie Prudent and V

The course designer in the International Arena for week three competition is Uliano Vezzani of Italy. In Thursday’s $33,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 3, Vezzani saw 58 competitors with 13 advancing to the jump-off. Over the short course, only five riders were able to clear the track without fault. Katie Monahan-Prudent and V, an 11-year-old KWPN gelding by Landstreicher x Lennard, raced through the course in 34.99 seconds for the win.

Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and Bull Run’s Eternal finished in 35.36 seconds for the second place prize. Lauren Tisbo (USA) and Roundthorn Madios stopped the clock in 35.86 seconds to place third. Great Britain’s Tim Gredley and Unex Omega Star, owned by Unex Competition Yard, were fourth in 35.87 seconds, and Fernando Cardenas (USA) and Quincy Car placed fifth in 36.01 seconds. Peter Wylde (USA) and The Wannahave Group’s Sandor de la Pomme had the fastest round of the day in 33.32 seconds, but a rail at the last fence put them into sixth place.

Monahan-Prudent has had V for a year and a half and has formed a great partnership with the gelding. The pair also won the $8,000 G&C Farm 1.45m jump-off class during week two of the FTI WEF and will continue on this week in the $50,000 CSI 2* Grand Prix on Sunday.

“He is a very brave, aggressive horse,” the rider said of her mount. “He was a little hard for me to control in the beginning and I have worked hard with him. He is starting to relax and listen better and trust me. I think this is going to be a good year for him. He has been very consistent.”

Speaking about her rounds in the class, Monahan-Prudent emphasized, “He is really listening better. There were some tests in there that were hard for him. Like the vertical-oxer-five strides-oxer-vertical. I had to chase him a little and sometimes that makes him very excited and I can’t control him after that, but I thought he jumped that line beautifully and he came right back and rode beautifully the rest of the way. I was proud of him. He did everything I asked him, he didn’t fight me at all and he is a very careful horse and a very capable horse if he is in the right mind set.”

Detailing where she made the best time in the jump-off, the rider added, “He doesn’t have the biggest stride in the world, so from fence one to two the leave out was seven strides and most people just cantered it – I galloped it. I also made a special effort when I landed from the second fence to fly into that turn and then everything else I think was about the same as everybody else’s. I think one to two to three in the jump-off is where I was faster.”

Monahan-Prudent has a busy schedule teaching many top riders such as young Olympian Reed Kessler. She has had a lot of wins in her career and now focuses a lot on her students, but admits that is always nice to get a win for herself.

“It is always nice to win and it has definitely been awhile since I won one of these classes,” she stated. “It’s been about 12 or 13 years since I’ve had a really good horse and it feels great to win. We are always plugging away. You never say die; you keep trying.”

Katie Monahan-Prudent and V in their winning presentation with ringmaster Cliff Haines

Katie Monahan-Prudent and V in their winning presentation with ringmaster Cliff Haines

It will be a busy circuit for the next nine weeks in Wellington and then on to the rest of the season. As far as plans for showing this year, Monahan-Prudent goes where her students go.

“For me now, I set my plan based on my students and with Reed being my top student and Abby McArdle also coming along, I make a plan after Florida and I just want to keep up with my students,” she noted. “If we go to Calgary I want to be there showing and if we go to Europe I want to be there showing, so that’s my plan.”

Kessler was also in the jump-off with her horse Onisha in Thursday’s class and although they like to compete, the student and her teacher always cheer each other on.

“We are both very competitive and I know she wants the best for me and I want the best for her,” Monahan-Prudent stated. “If she had been leading I would try to beat her in the same. With me leading she tries to beat me, but we are for each other as well.”

Along with the prize money for Thursday’s class, a $6,000 rider bonus for the SSG “Go Clean for the Green” contest was also up for grabs as last week’s winners did not have SSG ‘Digital’ gloves, but Monahan-Prudent was unfortunately missing one of her gloves for today’s class. The bonus has not been won in two weeks now, so $9,000 in bonus money will be offered next week in the $33,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 4. The bonus goes to the winning rider if they are wearing the SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves in all rounds of competition with the SSG logo clearly visible.

Source: Lauren Fisher and Laura Cardon for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Final Results: $33,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 3…

1.V: 2002 KWPN gelding by Landstreicher x Lennard
KATIE PRUDENT (USA), Michael Smith: 0/0/34.99

2. BULL RUN’S ETERNAL: 2004 BWP gelding by Toulon x Mellinor
KRISTEN VANDERVEEN (USA), Bull Run Jumpers One LLC: 0/0/35.36

3. ROUNDTHORN MADIOS: 2002 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Condios x Clover Hill
LAUREN TISBO (USA), Tequestrian Farms, LLC: 0/0/35.86

4. UNEX OMEGA STAR: 2002 Irish Sport Horse stallion by Quick Star x Quatoubet du Rouet
TIM GREDLEY (GBR), Unex Competition Yard: 0/0/35.87

5. QUINCY CAR: 2004 Oldenburg stallion by Galiani Car x Amour Parfait
FERNANDO CARDENAS (USA), Fernando Cardenas: 0/0/36.01

6. SANDOR DE LA POMME: 2002 SBS gelding by Vigo D’arsouilles x Darco
PETER WYLDE (USA), The Wannahave Group: 0/4/33.32

7. JUBILEE D’OUILLY: 1997 Selle Francais mare by Palestro II x Graphit
LAURA KRAUT (USA), A. Le Bon and F.X. Le Bon: 0/4/33.45

8. DYNAMO: 2003 BWP gelding by Skippy II x Lys de Darmen
MEAGAN NUSZ (USA), Amalaya Investments: 0/4/34.65

9. LANSDOWNE: 2003 KWPN stallion by Guidam x Wolfgang
CONOR SWAIL (IRL), Ariel & Susan Grange: 0/4/35.49

10. UNEX DAMORA Z: 2004 Zangersheide mare by Dutch Capitol x Chellano Z
TIM GREDLEY (GBR), Unex Competition Yard: 0/4/36.38

11. G & C BLUE: 2003 Selle Francais gelding by Mr. Blue x Bigtime
MARK BLUMAN (COL), Gustavo Mirabal: 0/4/36.45

12. ONISHA: 1999 Holsteiner mare by Caretino x Athlet Z
REED KESSLER (USA), Reed Kessler: 0/4/37.94

Rider’s List for Zurich..

1 Christian Ahlmann* GER
2 Steve Guerdat* SUI
4 Marcus Ehning* GER
5 Kevin Staut* FRA
6 Edwina Tops-Alexander* AUS
7 Pius Schwizer* SUI
8 Rolf-Göran Bengtsson* SWE
 9 Marc Houtzager* NED
10 Gerco Schröder* NED
11 Penelope Leprevost* FRA
14 Roger-Yves Bost* FRA
16 Ludger Beerbaum* GER
17 Sergio Alvarez Moya* ESP
 18 Richard Spooner* USA
19 Hans-Dieter Dreher* GER
21 Denis Lynch* IRL
26 Scott Brash* GBR
30 Luciana Diniz* POR
34 Katharina Offel UKR
37 Janika Sprunger* SUI
39 Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum* GER
40 Laura Renwick* GBR
41 Jeroen Dubbeldam* NED
44 Emanuele Gaudiano* ITA
72 Martin Fuchs* SUI
80 Paul Estermann* SUI
83 François Mathy jr* BEL
88 Malin Baryard-Johnsson* SWE
89 Werner Muff* SUI
91 Jessica Kürten IRL
96 Niklaus Rutschi* SUI
98 Beat Mändli* SUI
103 Clarissa Crotta* SUI
121 Christina Liebherr* SUI
142 Robert Smith* GBR
148 Jane Richard Philips* SUI
150 Alexandra Fricker* SUI
175 Niklaus Schurtenberger SUI
190 Vladimir Beletskiy* RUS