Following a bronze-medal performance in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup USA, the U.S. Jumping Team will aim for a strong finish in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Mexico on Sunday, MAY 5.
Two events remain in the North America, Central America, and Caribbean division to determine the two teams for October’s Jumping Nations Cup Final.
It will be the U.S. team of Alex Granato, Eve Jobs, Nicole Simpson, and Richard Spooner who must collect desirable points to put the U.S. in a comfortable position heading into FEI Jumping Nations Cup Canada.
To do so, Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland will need dependable riding as they go up against Canada and Mexico when competition gets underway at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
ALEX GRANATO of Wellington, Fla., riding Carlchen W, Page Tredennick’s 11-year-old Warmblood gelding.
Eve Jobs of Los Altos Hills, Calif., riding Venue d’Fees des Hazalles, her 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare.
Nicole Simpson of Wellington, Fla., riding Akuna Mattata, Carol Rosenstein and Silver Raven Farms’ 11-year-old Holsteiner mare.
Richard Spooner of Agua Dulce, Calif., riding Quirado RC, Show Jumping Syndications International’s 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding.
Granato and Carlchen W spent the winter competing in Wellington, placing second the $391,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic Grand Prix CSI5* during week seven of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) and winning the $208,200 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington CSI4*-W at the CP Palm Beach Masters in February.
Jobs and Venue d’Fees des Hazalles earned a top-10 finish at the FEI Jumping World Cup Final.
Simpson and Akuna Mattata won the $100,000 Gold Tour Grand Prix CSI3* in March and the $134,000 CabanaCoast Grand Prix CSI3* during week six of the WEF in February.
Spooner and Quirado RC placed fourth in the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Las Vegas CSI4*-W in November.
Granato: member of the U.S. team for the 2018 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final; member of the silver-medal U.S. team in the 2018 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Mexico, earning the U.S. team qualification for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final; member of the U.S. team for the 2015 FEI Nations Cup CSIO3* Lisbon
Jobs: member of the U.S. contingent for the 2019 FEI Jumping World Cup Final as a result of placing second in the Jumping World Cup North American Western Sub-League standings; currently ranked in the top 10 in the FEI Jumping U25 Rankings; two-time Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships competitor (2015, 2014)
Simpson: member of the World Equestrian Games™ Jerez de la Frontera 2002 U.S. Jumping Team; six-time Jumping World Cup Final competitor; Spruce Meadows North American Leading Rider Award recipient; member of the 2010 gold medal and bronze medal-winning teams in the Jumping Nations Cup Rotterdam CSIO5* and FEI Jumping Nations Cup Aachen CSIO5*, respectively
Spooner: 15-time World Cup Jumping Final competitor; member of many U.S. Jumping Nations Cup teams, including a team silver medal tie at the 2016 Furusiyya FEI Jumping Nations Cup CSIO5* Coapexpan and a team silver medal tie at the 2013 Furusiyya FEI Jumping Nations Cup CSIO5* Hickstead
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