Team Finishes 5th In Nations Cup
United States Jumping team finished in fifth place in the Samsung
Nations Cup Final, held August 24, 2002, in Donaueschingen, Germany.
U.S. team was made up of the riders who have qualified for the
World Equestrian Games and included Molly Ashe and Kroon Gravin
(Grandville - Dalgravin, by Ramiro), Leslie Howard and Priobert
de Kalvarie (Kimball - Dorothee de Kalvarie, by Flugel Van La
Roche), Nicole Shahinian Simpson and El Campeon's Cirka Z (Quidam
De Revel - Phedra Rateliere, by Belphegor IV) and Peter Wylde
and Fein Cera (Landadel x Cera), along with Chef d'Equipe Frank
won their first ever Samsung Nations Cup World Final with Belgium
landing in 2nd and France in 3rd. Germany, who was the favorite
and leader in the standings, pulled out of the 2nd round after
an unfortunate 1st round.
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