Local Eventers Shine on Two Continents
Will Faudree and Andromaque were the lone bright spot in an otherwise disappointing weekend for American event riders at the Luhmuhlen Horse Trials in Salzhausen, Germany.
Faudree, who is based at Gavilan Farms in Hoffman, finished 11th in the CIC* with Andromaque (Missie), a 10-year-old Irish thoroughbred mare owned by Jennifer Mosing.
Standing in 18th after dressage, the pair moved up to 14th after a double clear cross-country round and then up to 11th after a fault free stadium round to finish on their score of 47.1.
California-based Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister were eliminated on cross-country for incorrectly jumping an option.
Faudree and Pawlow, a 12-year-old Irish thoroughbred gelding also owned by Mosing, stood in 13th after dressage in the CCI with a 45.8.
A glance off a turning line of brush fences on cross-country (combined with time penalties) and two rails on stadium dropped Faudree to 22nd place.
American rider Julian Stiller, riding Chapel Amble, finished in 24th place; Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda were eliminated on cross-country.
Faudree was recently named to the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) High Performance training list, which selects riders to work with Captain Mark Phillips in training sessions geared toward preparing for the Pan Am Games this year and the 2012 London Olympics.
Former Vass resident Christan Trainor, who moved to Australia last July, recently finished third in the CIC* at the Eventing Equestriad Australia Event with her 9-year-old thoroughbred gelding All Purpose Brown, an off-the-track racehorse from the U.S. she exported to Australia.
Trainor plans to ship two more horses to Australia: Morchant, a thoroughbred mare she competed through preliminary who is in foal to Jumbo, and Bounce, Morchant’s 2011 foal by Jumbo.
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