U.S. Jumps to Overall Lead after Second Leg of Samsung Super League with FEI
RELEASE: May 23, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY - The U.S. Show Jumping squad of Anne Kursinski (Roxanna 112), Charlie Jayne (Urbanus), Nicole Simpson (SRF Dragonfly) and Will Simpson (Carlsson vom
Charlie Jayne and Urbanus (Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com)
Dach) put on an impressive display in Rome, Italy to finish second in the Nations Cup and take over the top spot of the Samsung Super League.
Coming off of a three-way tie for second in the first leg of the Super League two weeks ago, the U.S. riders put together another impressive performance against some very tough competition to finish just behind Great Britain.
Great Britain and the U.S. were tied with eight faults after the first two rounds and one rider from each team jumped off to determine the winner.
After jumping two clear rounds, Chef d’ Equipe George Morris selected Will Simpson and Carlsson vom Dach to return to the ring for the U.S. The California combination had one fence down to pick up four faults, giving the U.S. riders another second place finish but more importantly sole control of the overall leader board.
"It is an amazing feeling to contribute to the team score that has put us in the lead of the Samsung Super League!" said 22-year-old Charlie Jayne. "I feel honored to be a part of such an amazing team."
The Samsung Super League with FEI continues May 30 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Nations Cup Results from Rome:
1. GREAT BRITAIN (8/0)
2. USA (8/4)
3. GERMANY (16)
4. FRANCE (20)
4. IRELAND (20)
6. ITALY (21)
7. BELGIUM (24)
8. SWEDEN 1 (32)
8. SWITZERLAND (32)
Samsung Super League with FEI standings after CSIO Rome (5.22.08):
1. USA 12.33
2. GREAT BRITAIN 12.00
2. BELGIUM 12.00
4. IRELAND 8.83
5. NETHERLANDS 6.50
6. SWITZERLAND 6.08
7. GERMANY 6.00
8. SWEDEN 1.25
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