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USA Equestrian
O'Connor Wins USA National Two Star Eventing Championship

David O'Connor, riding the 6-year-old gelding, Nicki Henley, beat out Kim Severson Vinoski and Oliver Edgecombe to win the Combined Training Trophy for the USA National Two-Star Eventing Championship held at the Radnor Hunt International Three-Day Event in Malvern, Pennsylvania, October 10-13.

As Nicki Henley's owner, Mara de Puy's Willow Bend Farm won the Jonathan R. Burton Trophy for the USA National Young Horse Eventing Championship.

Championship results (U.S. Finishers) for the CCI** division, through tenth place, follow:

* Champion - David O'Connor with Nicki Henley (Irish Thoroughbred)
* Second Place - Kim Severson Vinoski with Oliver Edgecombe (New Zealand Thoroughbred)
* Third Place - Adrienne Iorio Borden with Make Mine Irish (Irish Sport Horse: Easy Life x Sally Ann 5)
* Fourth Place - David O'Connor with Wyndham (Hanoverian/Thoroughbred: Wishing Well x Morning Treat, by Belistar)
* Fifth Place - Michael Mendell with Dark Harbour (Irish Thoroughbred:Master Imp - Wykeham Belle, by Highland King)
* Sixth Place - Bonnie Mosser with Stina (Thoroughbred: Right of Light x Regent Doll)
* Seventh Place - Julia Steinberg with Mr. Big (Thoroughbred: Touchof Pleasure x Maggoty)
* Eighth Place - Sean McQuillan with Kilfinnan (Thoroughbred)
* Ninth Place - Sinead Halpin with Cruizin' On (New ZealandThroroughbred: Grand Review x Golden Torah)
* Tenth Place - Buck Davidson with Otto (Thoroughbred: Tank's Number- Loquacious Gal, by Noble Nashua)


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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