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USA Equestrian
McDonald Places Second In Grand Prix Freestyle

Debbie McDonald of Hailey, ID, finished 2nd position with a score of 78.89% in the Grand Prix Freestyle held during the 2003 World Cup Dressage Finals in Göteberg, Sweden, Sunday, March 30.

McDonald, riding Mrs. Peggy C. Thomas’s Brentina (Hanoverian: Brentano II x Lieselotte), finished 2nd in Friday’s Grand Prix which was used to determine the starting positions for the Grand Prix Freestyle. U.S. Riders Guenter Seidel, riding Nikolaus 7 (Westphalian: Weinberg x Elise), finished the Freestyle in 4th with a score of 75.72% and George Williams, riding Rocher (Westphalian: Rolls Royce x Fraenzi), finished in 6th with a score of 75.56%.

Chef d’Equipe, Anne Gribbons said, "Debbie and Brentina had a beautiful ride today. We are absolutely thrilled and pleased at our result. The U.S. has great depth and experience for the future. The spirit in Goteborg has been wonderful and supportive.”

German rider Ulla Salzgeber finished 1st with a score of 82.19% to capture the top spot for the third year in a row riding the Latvian Warmblood gelding Rusty 47.

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USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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