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USA Equestrian
Ward In Second After Day Two Of World Cup Competition

McLain Ward, 26, of Brewster, New York is sitting in second after day two of the FEI World Cup Jumping Final taking place in Leipzig, Germany, May 1 - 5, 2002. Ward, the 2001/2002 AGA Rider of the year, and his mount, 10-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding, Viktor (Concorde - Gostella, by Bentley) have two penalty points to sit behind Germany's Ludger Beerbaum.

Riders qualified in 105 competitions in 13 Leagues around the world in this 24th season of the FEI World Cup Jumping. Approximately 42 of the top riders in the world come together to vie for the World Cup title. The US team of McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, Leslie Howard, Lauren Hough, Will Simpson, Margie Goldstein-Engle, Ray Texel, Robert Chelberg, Richard Spooner, and Vanessa Haas will compete again on Sunday in the final round to determine the 2002 World Cup winner.


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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