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U.S. Finishes Third in FEI Nations Cup at Porto Alegre CSIO4*

RELEASE: October 4, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Helen Murray

Porto Alegre, Brazil- The U.S. jumped to a joint third place finish on Friday afternoon in Porto Alegre CSIO4*’s FEI Nations Cup. The team of Catherine Pasmore, Meghan Nusz, Derek Braun, and Kent Farrington completed the first round in third place on 13 faults and held their position in round two finishing on a total of 29 faults to tie with the team from Argentina. Finishing in first place was Brazil, with Venezuela collecting second place honors and Canada finishing in fifth.

Leading off the U.S. effort on Friday was Pasmore (Wellington, Fla.) and Pasmore Stables, LLC’s 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding Bonanza Van Paemel. The combination jumped to a 13 fault effort in round one but rebounded in their second trip to add eight faults to the U.S. total.

Next up for the United States was Nusz (The Woodlands, Texas) and Dynamo, who completed the first round on four faults. In round two, Amalaya Investments’ 10-year-old Belgian gelding faulted twice to finish on a score of eight.

Braun (Wellington, Fla.) jumped in the third spot for the U.S. collecting just four faults in round one with Split Rock Farm Inc.’s 10-year-old Oldenburg mare, Cyraneiky. In the second round the combinations completed a 17 fault effort.

Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) was serving as both Chef d’Equipe and anchor rider for the United States. He produced two competitive trips with Haity McNerney’s nine-year-old KWPN mare, Zafira to help the U.S. land a podium position. The pair produced four fault and clear efforts respectively in the first and second rounds.

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