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UPDATED: Halliday and Payne Awarded Land Rover Competition Grants for Saumur CCI3*

RELEASE: May 17, 2014
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: From the USEF Communications Department

Lexington, Ky.- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that two horse-and-rider combinations have been awarded Land Rover Competition Grants to compete at the Saumur CCI3* in Saumur, France, May 22-25, 2014.

The following combinations will receive Land Rover Competition Grants (in alphabetical order):

Elisabeth Halliday (East Sussex, United Kingdom) has withdrawn Deborah Halliday's HHS Cooley from the Saumur CCI3* due to a slight veterinary concern.


Originally from San Diego, Calif., Halliday is based in the United Kingdom where she has pursued her passion for eventing and international motor racing. She enjoyed a successful 2013 campaign that saw her make her U.S. team debut in Nations Cup competition at the Boekelo CCIO3* riding Fernhill by Night and earn a third-place finish in the CCI3* the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event with HHS Cooley. She has started off her 2014 season competing in Portugal, earning first- and third-place finishes in the CIC2* at Barroca d’Alva with Fernhill by Night and HHS Cooley, respectively.

Doug Payne (Aiken, S.C.) and Larry and Amelia Ross’ and his own Crown Talisman.
Crown Talisman is a 2003 Holsteiner/Thoroughbred gelding.

Payne is active in all aspects of eventing including as a competitor, trainer, and official as well as competing in the dressage and jumping disciplines. In 2010, he made his Nations Cup debut for the U.S. at the Boekelo CCIO3* and contested his first CCI4* at the 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Payne and Crown Talisman completed their 2013 season with a fourth-place finish at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI3* and has kept up their strong form in 2014 earning a fourth-place finish in the CIC3* at the Cloud Eleven~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International.

To learn more about the Saumur CCI3* visit; http://www.saumur.org/cci/accueil-gb.html

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