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David Marcus and Don Kontes pass the FEI jog with ease for the International Horse Sport Champions Cup CDI-W.

Cassandra Hummert-Johnson and Command Performance

Lars Petersen and Mariett

Janne Rumbough and Junior

Melanie Doughty and Command Performance

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All FEI Horses Pass Jog for the International Horse Sport Champions Cup CDI-W

Written by: Sue Weakley
Client: International Horse Sport Palm Beach
Release Date: 2013-03-21

Loxahatchee, FL-March 21, 2013-The International Horse Sport (IHS) Champions Cup CDI-W hit the ground running both literally and figuratively with all the horses passing the FEI jog on the beautiful International Horse Sport Showgrounds in Loxahatchee, FL. 

The horses and competitors settled into the comfortable surroundings featuring plenty of green spaces and a convivial atmosphere on the historic grounds that also play host to the Palm Beach Dressage Derby. Competitors chatted amiably as they waited for the jog, which all the FEI horses passed.

Noticeably missing were USA’s Tina Konyot and Calecto V and Canada’s Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro, who scratched from the competition. Just six days ago, Konyot said she was going to step it up a notch in the Champions Cup’s Saturday afternoon Grand Prix Freestyle. Konyot and Calectov V needed one more qualifying score to be eligible for the Reem Acra FEI World Cup in April in Gothenburg, Sweden.

This weekend’s IHS Champions Cup was to be the pair’s last chance to qualify as the show serves as the final North American League World Cup qualifying event.

Canada currently holds the top two spots with David Marcus and Chrevi’s Capital in first and Brooks and D Niro in second.  Only two competitors will represent the North American league in Sweden. Currently, no contenders from the United States have emerged but this final qualifying show of the season will have competitors vying for a big win.

Marcus and Chrevi’s Capital also scratched and will not be competing in Friday’s Grand Prix but Marcus and Don Kontes, who placed third in the Grand Prix at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W, will be showing as scheduled.  Lars Petersen and Mariett, double winners in the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W, will be trying to oust the competition along with Shelly Francis and Doktor, who notched two second-place finishes in the Grand Prix and Freestyle at the Dressage Derby.

Competition begins on Friday, March 22 and features FEI classes including the Grand Prix CDI-W as well as Intermediaire I and II, Prix St. Georges, Pony Team Test, and the Young Rider Team tests as well as a cadre of USEF tests. The FEI classes continue all weekend with the Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix Freestyle on Saturday and National classes dispersed throughout the three-day event.

International Horse Sport Champions Cup CDI-W/CDI1*/J/Y/P/U25  
Fast Facts

USEF High Performance Qualifying Competition for the 2013 World Cup 
Over $15,000 in Cash and Prizes 
2013 USEF National Grand Prix & Intermediaire I Championship 
2013 Massy Ferguson/USEF North American Junior & Young Rider's Championship
USEF National Pony Rider Championships, USEF Developing Horse Championships
Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships, USEF National Brentina Cup Championships 
USEF Level 5 Competition- USDF Musical Freestyles; USEF First thru Fourth Levels; 
FEI PSG thru Grand Prix, including FEI Musical Freestyles, JY/YR, FEI Five & Six Year Old Tests. 
IHS Blue Hors Invitational & Series Final Qualifier 

IHS Champions Park-Equestrian Estates, 
3700 Hanover Circle, Loxahatchee, FL 

March 21-24 

Show organizer: 
Noreen O'Sullivan 
Managing Partner and Show Manager

John Flanagan 
Advertising & Sponsorship Director

Lars Petersen 
Managing Partner

Ed Borresen 
Managing Partner

News and Information 
Phelps Media Group 
Sue Weakley 
(561) 753-3389 
12012 South Shore Blvd., Suite 105 
Wellington, FL 33414

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