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USA Equestrian
Ward Wins The World Cup Grand Prix At The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

McLain Ward, 27, from Brewster, NY, won the $60,000 World Cup class in Toronto (CAN) Wednesday, November 13, aboard the 10-year-old bay gelding, Rio (Belgian Warmblood: Apem Remondo x Crack de Bouche), owned by Ward and Harry Gill. Eight riders made it to the jump off with Ward jumping a clear round in 35.3. Leslie Howard finished 5th with 4 faults on Jane Clark's Paloma, a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood. Margie Engle placed 6th with 8 faults on Hidden Creek's Jones (Obrecht - Dionne, by Tolbert), an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Hidden Creek's Farm Inc. Schuyler Riley aboard the South Beach Stables owned Opus Sept (Von Del V Henorixhof - Pfeil De Chenemont, by Pik Koenig) tied for ninth place with 4 faults in the first round.

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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