Jayne (Elgin, IL) will ride Alex Jayne and Maura Thatcher’s Chill R Z on the Stars Team. The reserve combination for the U.S. Team at the 2012 Olympic Games recently traveled to Gothenburg, Sweden and earned a top 20 finish at the Rolex/FEI World Cup Final. McCrea (East Windsor, CT) brings her $25,000 Grand Prix of North Salem winner, Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables’ Zerly, to Spruce Meadows’ Nation Cup competition. The pair spent the winter jumping at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival where they won the $125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup.
The U.S. will also be represented by a Stripes Team composed of Brianne Goutal, Katie Dinan, Candice King and McLain Ward. Goutal (New York, NY), who won many of the most prestigious equitation titles during her junior years, will ride Remarkable Farms LP’s talented Nice de Prissey in
Kent Farrington and Blue Angel (Sportfot)
Nations Cup competition. The pair began their 2013 campaign with a third place finish in the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. Riding in her first North American Nations Cup, Dinan (Wellington, FL) brings her veteran partner Grant Road Partners LLC’s Nougat Du Vallet into competition on Thursday. The pair won the $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix presented by the Kincade Group at the Old Salem Spring Horse Show following a successful debut at the Rolex/FEI World Cup Final.
King (Wellington, FL) will represent the U.S. on the Stripes Team with Stateside Farm LLC’s Campbell VDL. The pair closed out the month of May with a fourth place effort in the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix presented by Zoetis. Rounding out the team is Ward (Brewster, NY) and his 2013 $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm and Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon winner, Sagamore Farms’ Rothchild.
To learn more about the horse-and-rider combinations on both U.S. Teams click here
The $100,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup gets underway at 12pm MT.
Live coverage of competition can be found on FEITV.org
To learn more about the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ Tournament visit; http://www.sprucemeadows.com/tournaments/view_tournament.jsp?id=25
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