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Identical Courses Equate Engle and Hough; Kraut Climbs Ladder of World Equestrian Games Trial Standings

Written by: Comfort Stall Inc.
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG) http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2006-03-23



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PHOTO CREDIT: Margie Engle and Hidden Creek’s Wapino. PHOTO BY: Ken Braddick/HorseSport USA



Identical Courses Equate Engle and Hough; Kraut Climbs Ladder of World Equestrian Games Trial Standings



Wellington, FL – March 23, 2006 – Today the third class of five for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) Selection Trials challenged exhibitors to compete over a course identical to yesterday’s second trial track. In the Internationale Arena at the Palm Beach Polo Club in Wellington, Florida, 21 entries out of the original 24 returned to participate over the course designed by Leopoldo Palacios-Jugo of Venezuela.



Margie Engle of Wellington, Florida, who took home second place in the first trial and top honors in the second trial with Quervo Gold, excelled with her other mount, Hidden Creek’s Wapino, for today’s victory. Owned by Hidden Creek Farm, the chestnut gelding conquered the identical course with ease and finished with a fast time of 79.94 seconds.



“He felt fantastic yesterday, and he felt even better today,” reported Engle about Hidden Creek’s Wapino. “He’s more relaxed in the ring. Yesterday I got a little soft with him over the oxer, and today I just squeezed a little more and he stretched right across it. His rideability was nice, and he honestly feels like he’s gotten better each day.”



Held under FEI Table A Article 238.1.1, the class allowed each rider to compete with two horses, and the time taken on course broke ties for today’s placings and prize money distribution. For the WEG selection process, faults are cumulative throughout the trials, and the time on course is not a determining factor. The 2006 World Equestrian Games will be held in Aachen, Germany, on August 20th through September 3rd.



Engle and Quervo Gold, owned by Wyndhurst Stables, had an unfortunate rail in the triple combination. The pair finished in the ninth spot today and added four faults to their one penalty from the first trial.



“Quervo Gold wanted to be clean,” admitted Engle. “I got too careful thinking about the out [of the combination]. He was jumping beautifully, and it was my fault in the triple. I started to think about steadying before he had really finished across the oxer. He should have been clean.”



After Lauren Hough of Wellington, Florida, and her mare Casadora lowered the height of one fence as well, the duo remain tied with Engle and Quervo Gold in the WEG Selection Trial Standings. Casadora, owned by Laura Mateo, and Quervo Gold both accumulated five faults after the three trials and will face off on Saturday, March 25th, when competitors complete Trials Four and Five.



“I take it day by day,” communicated Engle on her current standings. “There are still two rounds left; anything can happen. I’m very pleased with the way my horses are going.”



Aside from Engle’s clear ride aboard Hidden Creek’s Wapino, four other riders perfected the course. Laura Kraut of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and Miss Independent, owned by the Miss Independent Group, rose to the occasion and earned a clear round and the second spot in today’s placings.



“She is a reliable horse,” commented Kraut about the ten year old gray mare. “She can walk into any venue in the world and feel confident. I’m hoping she’ll have a good, long year.”



When asked about today’s identical course format, Kraut responded, “We ride identical courses a lot in Nations’ Cups, so I’m used to it. Sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn’t. You can run into trouble when the horses know where they’re going to go next and they anticipate it.” She related how the similarity affected her ride today, “I was so focused on the triple [combination] that I made an error at 7a. I was way too long to the triple bar, and she saved me because I was thinking about was not messing up the triple. I didn’t give the attention to the line that I should have.”



Lauren Hough and her second mount Clasiko, owned by the Clasiko Group, refined their ride for the third position, while Candice King and Joan Kalman’s horse Tarco improved upon their previous rounds with today’s clear go. Georgina Bloomberg and Gotham Enterprizes’ Cim Christo polished their ride as well and earned the fifth place award.



The current trial results hold Hidden Creek’s Wapino in the third slot for the WEG Trial Standings and moved Miss Independent and Kraut into the status of fourth place.



After the third trial, Palacios-Jugo orated, “I am really happy with how it’s going. I don’t have any double cleans, but they are riding the courses well. Today was even better than yesterday.” He explained, “It’s always difficult at the end when there is more pressure on the riders. I believe the games are not going to be too much harder than this. Saturday will be shorter and a little bit bigger than this. I came here to prepare the horses and not to kill them or do anything bad for them. I try to do what’s best for them.”



The WEG Selection Trials conclude on Saturday, March 25th at 12:00 p.m. with trials Four and Five. On Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., the Selection Committee will reveal the short list of horse and rider combinations eligible for this summer’s competition in Europe.



USEF World Equestrian Games Selection Trial 3 Results:



1. Hidden Creek’s Wapino, Margie Engle: 0/ 79.94

Hidden Creek Farm

2. Miss Independent, Laura Kraut: 0/ 81.88

Miss Independent Group

3.Clasiko, Lauren Hough: 0/ 82.88

Clasiko Group

4. Tarco, Candice King: 0/ 83.13

Joan Kalman

5. Cim Christo, Georgina Bloomberg: 0/ 84.02

Gotham Enterprizes

6. Ilian, Schuyler Riley: 4/ 81.79

South Beach Stable

7. Anthem, Laura Kraut: 4/ 81.91

Summit Syndicate

8. DeSilvio, Beezie Madden: 4/ 81.96

Abigail S. Wexner

9. Quervo Gold, Margie Engle: 4/ 82.73

Wyndhurst Stables

10. Casadora, Lauren Hough: 4/ 83.54

Laura Mateo

11. Armani, Jeffery Welles: 4/ 84.09

Kimmel Yager Equine

12. Languster, Nona Garson: 5/ 84.09

Ryan Automotive

13. Promised Land, Christine McCrea: 8/ 78.37

Candy Tribble

14. Roxana 112, Anne Kursinski: 8/ 81.27

Scott Hakim

15. Couletto K. James, Kimberly Prince: 8/ 81.51

Overlook Farm

16. . Neuville, Molly Ashe: 8/ 82.58

Jane F. Clark

17. Quarco V’T Merelsnest, Robin Sweely: 8/ 84.25

Acorn Hill Farm

18. Poleander, Cody Baird: 12/ 83.45

October Farm

19. Lorenzo, Anne Kursinski: 16/ 84.28

Market Street

20. Discovery, Robin Sweely: 16/ 84.98

Acorn Hill Farm

21. Nottingham, Schuyler Riley: 16/ 85.60

South Beach Stable





Current USEF WEG Trial Standings



Rank
Rider
Horse
Trial 1 Faults
Trial 2 Faults
Trial 3

Faults
Total Faults

T1
Engle, Margie
Quervo Gold
1
0
4
5

T1
Hough, Lauren
Casadora
1
0
4
5

3
Engle, Margie
Hidden Creek’s Wapino
5
4
0
9

4
Kraut, Laura
Miss Independent
5
8
0
13

T5
Garson, Nona
Languester
1
8
5
14

T5
Welles, Jeffery
Armani
6
4
4
14

7
Riley, Schuyler
Ilian
4
8
4
16

T8
Ashe, Molly
Neuville
9
0
8
17

T8
Madden, Beezie
DeSilvio
5
8
4
17

10
Sweely, Robin
Quarco V’T Merelsnest
10
0
8
18

11
King, Candice
Tarco
15
4
0
19

12
Kursinski, Anne
Roxana 112
4
8
8
20

13
McCrea, Christine
Promised Land
5
8
8
21

T14
Prince, Kimberly
Couletto K. James
4
12
8
24

T14
Hough, Lauren
Clasiko
16
8
0
24

16
Bloomberg, Georgina
Cim Christo
10
16
0
26

17
Kraut, Laura
Anthem
9
16
4
29

18
Kursinski, Anne
Lorenzo
6
12
16
34

19
Riley, Schuyler
Nottingham
10
13
16
39

20
Sweely, Robin
Discovery
10
25
16
51

21
Baird, Cody
Poleander
41
17
12
70

22
Reather, Cara
Quilano De Kalvarie
9
28
36
73

23
Bloomberg, Georgina
Riviera
7
48
36
91

24
King, Candice
Coco Cabana
13
48
36
97




PHOTO CREDIT: Margie Engle and Hidden Creek’s Wapino. PHOTO BY: Ken Braddick/HorseSport USA

 

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