USEF Names Nations Cup Show Jumping Team for CSIO Wellington

The United States Equestrian Federation has announced the names of the riders and horses who will represent the U.S. at the Nations Cup in Wellington, Fla. on March 4.
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The United States Equestrian Federation has announced the names of the riders and horses who will represent the U.S. at the Nations Cup in Wellington, Fla. on March 4.

February 28, 2011 -- The following horse/rider combinations have been named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to represent the U.S. in America's only Nations Cup which will be held in Wellington, Fla. on March 4, as part of CSIO Wellington. The Palm Beach International Equestrian Club's International Arena will host some of the best horse/rider combinations from across the globe as they vie for top honors in the $75,000 FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm.

The United States will be represented by:

Rider/Age/Hometown/Horse/Age/Breed/Sex/Owner

Mario Deslauriers/46/New York, NY/Urico/10/Dutch Warmblood/Gelding/Jane F. Clark

Margie Engle/52/Wellington, FL/Indigo/11/Dutch Warmblood/Gelding/Gladewinds Farm and Margie Engle

Beezie Madden/47/Cazenovia, NY/Coral Reef Via Volo/13/Belgian Warmblood/Mare/Coral Reef Ranch

McLain Ward/35/Brewster, NY/Sapphire/16/Belgian Warmblood/Mare/Rider, Tom Grossman and Blue Chip Bloodstock





George Morris will serve as the Chef d'Equipe.

Be part of the action and attend the Nations Cup to cheer on the U.S. Team to victory. Tickets are available in the USA section and include an autograph signing with Laura Kraut and Charlie Jayne, refreshments and a USA fan pack. Don't miss the chance to support the home team. Go to www.equestriansport.com and click on 'Buy Tickets' for details.

If South Florida isn't on the itinerary for next weekend, watch the Nations Cup LIVE on USEF Network. Visit www.usefnetwork.com for a broadcast schedule and details.

For more information, please contact USEF Director, Show Jumping High Performance Activities Lizzy Chesson at lchesson@usef.org.