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Madden, Deslauriers and Engle Lead the Money List for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational

Written by: Kenneth Kraus / PhelpsSports.com.
Client: American Invitational http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2006-02-21

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Madden, Deslauriers and Engle Lead the Money List for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational

Wellington, FL – February 21, 2006 - The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational is the grand finale to the 2006 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) and will be contested at 7pm on Saturday, April 1, 2006, under the lights at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. While some riders are guaranteed a spot in the nation’s richest and most exciting show jumping event, based on previous accomplishments, most have to earn their way into a starting spot using their prize money won during the nine week run of the 2006 Winter Equestrian Festival.

The thirty-fourth annual Budweiser American Invitational, a free event for those who qualify, is the nation’s most prestigious show jumping event. The event is limited to only thirty top riders. A rider may only ride one horse in the competition.

Invitations will be issued as follows:

1. ONE (1) invitation issued to the winning rider of the 2005 Budweiser American Invitational - Beezie Madden.

2. FOUR (4) invitations issued to riders in positions one through four (1-4) on the 2006 AGA Rider of the Year standings as of March 26, 2006.

3. TWO (2) invitations to be issued at the Organizing Committee’s discretion.

4. TWENTY-THREE (23) or all remaining invitations will be issued to riders based on money won in the WEF Challenge Cup Series Rounds I , II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII and the Final (does not include Round VII) and the following Grand Prix:

*$50,000 Farr XTN Grand Prix of Palm Beach, presented by Western Hay, CSI 2*

*$60,000 Wellington Cup presented by Carlisle, CSI 3*

*$60,000 Kilkenny/ICH Internationale Cup, CSI 3*

*$75,000 Bainbridge Idle Dice Classic, presented by the Palm Beach Post, CSI-W

*$100,000 Zada Enterprises, LLC Masters Cup, CSI 3*

*$150,000 Florida Open presented by Cosequin®, CSI-W

*$25,000 CN Jumper Classic

*$75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa, presented by Kilkenny/ICH, CSI-W

The 2006 Budweiser American Invitational Qualifying List – Released 2/20/06

Place
Total
Rider
NAT

QUALIFIED 2005 WINNER
$33,200
Beezie Madden
USA

2
$30,590
Mario Deslauries
CAN

3
$29,540
Margie Engle
USA

4
$23,950
Laura Chapot
USA

5
$22,500
Leslie Howard
USA

6
$21,750
Kimberly Prince
USA

7
$19,500
Lauren Hough
USA

8
$18,000
Kent Farrington
USA

9
$14,950
Chris Pratt
CAN

10
$13,950
McLain Ward
USA

11
$12,000
Ian Millar
CAN

12
$10,200
Eric Lamaze
CAN

13
$9,250
Megan Lamaze
USA

14
$8,000
Georgina Bloomberg
USA

15
$7,200
Markus Beerbaum
GER

16
$6,800
Todd Minikus
USA

17
$5,500
Addison Phillips
USA


$5,500
Rodrigo Pessoa
BRA

19
$4,500
Cara Raether
USA

20
$4,250
Ken Berkley
USA

21
$4,200
Laura Kraut
USA

22
$4,100
Luciana Diniz
BRA

23
$3,250
Nick Skelton
GBR

24
$3,200
Santiago Lambre
MEX

25
$3,050
Laurie Bucci
CAN

26
$3,000
Candice King
USA

27
$2,700
Conor Swail
IRL

28
$2,400
Norman Dello Joio
USA


$2,400
Jaime Guerra
MEX

30
$2,300
Angela Moore
USA

31
$2,040
Schuyler Riley
USA

32
$2,000
Keri Potter Pessoa
USA


$2,000
Federico Sztyrle
ARG

34
$1,900
Paige Johnson
USA

35
$1,800
Robin Sweely
USA

36
$1,750
Christine McCrea
USA

37
$1,500
Jimmy Torano
USA


$1,500
Katie Prident
FRA

39
$1,450
Nona Garson
USA

40
$1,250
Amy Momrow
USA

41
$1,200
Ashley Fleischhacker
USA


$1,200
Erynn Ballard
CAN

43
$1,000
Pablo Barrios
VEN


$1,000
Brian Walker
USA

45
$750
Andres Rodriguez
VEN


$750
Cayce Harrison
USA


$750
Eduardo Salas Herrera
USA


$750
Mac Cone
CAN

49
$500
Eric Flemeng
BEL

50
$450
Alison Firestone
USA

 

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