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The Latest Budweiser American Invitational Qualifying List with One Event Remaining

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: American Invitational
Release Date: 2006-03-26

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The Latest Budweiser American Invitational Qualifying List with One Event Remaining

Tampa, FL – March 26, 2006 – Here are the latest standings for the 34th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational presented by The Tampa Tribune and Kash n’ Karry, the showcase event of the Winter Equestrian Festival. They include today’s $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa. Only next week’s WEF Challenge Cup Final on Wednesday remains as a chance to dance on Saturday night.

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

Budweiser American Invitational Qualifying List – Released 3/26/06

Place Total Rider NAT
QUALIFIED 2005 WINNER $42,973 Beezie Madden USA
2 $61,700 Norman Dello Joio USA
3 $47,525 Leslie Howard USA
4 $46,165 Laura Chapot USA
5 $45,470 Kimberly Prince USA
6 $39,883 Margie Engle USA
7 $37,705 Nick Skelton GBR
8 $36,393 Eric Lamaze CAN
9 $36,030 Samantha McIntosh BUL
10 $33,590 Mario Deslauriers CAN
11 $30,000 Robert Smith GBR
12 $24,915 McLain Ward USA
13 $23,930 Kent Farrington USA
14 $21,160 Lauren Hough USA
15 $20,745 Ian Millar CAN
16 $17,423 Laura Kraut USA
17 $14,950 Chris Pratt CAN
18 $14,640 Eliza Shuford USA
19 $14,635 Rodrigo Pessoa BRA
20 $12,130 Megan Lamaze USA
21 $12,100 Tim Gredley GBR
22 $10,965 Leopold Van Asten NED
23 $10,500 Aaron Vale USA
24 $9,693 Chris Kappler USA
25 $9,200 Markus Beerbaum GER
26 $8,593 Georgina Bloomberg USA
27 $8,500 Yann Candele FRA
28 $8,450 Candice King USA
29 $7,300 Paige Johnson USA
30 $7,000 Francois Mathy BEL
31 $6,800 Todd Minikus USA
32 $6,500 Eric Flemeng BEL
33 $6,093 Frankie Chesler Ortiz CAN
34 $5,540 Laurie Bucci CAN
35 $5,500 Addison Phillips USA
36 $5,250 Callan Solem USA
37 $5,043 Santiago Lambre MEX
38 $4,850 Luciana Diniz BRA
39 $4,500 Cara Raether USA
40 $4,330 Jimmy Torano USA


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