Wylde Named Leading Rider at CSI-W Geneva
NEW JERSEYDecember 10, 2003U.S. show jumping rider
Peter Wylde was named Leading Rider at CSI-W Geneva. Wylde, a
double Silver Medalist at the 1999 Pan American Games and individual
Bronze Medalist at the 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG), was
awarded a new Land Rover for his consistently-successful performances
during the international show jumping competition.
In the final event of the week, the Rolex Grand Prix World Cup
Qualifier, Wylde placed third on Fein Cera (Holsteiner, Landadel-Cera,
owned by Turnabout Farm Inc.), his 2002 Bronze Medal mount who
was named Best Horse of the Show Jumping World Championships held
at the WEG. Wylde and Fein Cera turned in one of only four double
clear rides in the Rolex Grand Prix to place third behind Thomas
Velin of Denmark and Otto Becker of Germany.
Wylde also won two classes on Felix des Noues, had third and fifth
place finishes on Melvin, and a fourth on Quo Vadis.
Also competing at Geneva was the U.S.s Beezie Madden. The
2003 Pan American Games team Gold Medalist won one class on Desilvio
(KWPN, Silvio II Grazia, owned by Abigail Wexner), placed
third in another on Conquest II (KWPN, Concorde Fernod,
owned by Joseph Patton) and had a fifth on Authentic (KWPN, Guidam
Gerlinda, owned by John Madden Sales). Madden also placed
ninth on Authentic in the FEI Gandini Top Ten Final, an exclusive
year-end championship event won by three-time World Cup champion
Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil. Madden was the only female among the
ten riders who qualified for the Top Ten Final.
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