Lexington, Kentucky, USA – May 03, 2019 – Following a bronze-medal performance in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup USA CSIO 5*, the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team will aim for a strong finish in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Mexico CSIO 5* on Sunday. Two events remain in the North America, Central America, and Caribbean division to determine the two teams for October’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final CSIO 5* in Barcelona, Spain. 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 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Canada CSIO 5*. 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.
Meet the Team
Eve Jobs (Los Altos Hills, California) riding Venue d’Fees des Hazalles, her 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, or Limbridge, her 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding. Follow Jobs on Instagram @evecjobs.
Nicole Simpson (Wellington, Florida), riding Akuna Mattata, Carol Rosenstein and Silver Raven Farms’ 11-year-old Holsteiner mare.
Richard Spooner (Agua Dulce, California) riding Quirado RC, Show Jumping Syndications International’s 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding. Follow Spooner on Facebook @RichardSpoonerUSA and Instagram @richardspoonershowjumping.
Last Time Out
Alex Granato (USA) 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 Longines 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 Lisbon CSIO 3*.
Jobs: member of the U.S. contingent for the 2019 FEI Jumping World Cup Final as a result of placing second in the Longines FEI 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 FEI World Equestrian Games™ Jerez de la Frontera 2002 U.S. Jumping Team; six-time FEI 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 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Rotterdam CSIO 5* and FEI Jumping Nations Cup Aachen CSIO 5*, respectively.
Spooner: 15-time FEI World Cup Jumping Final competitor; member of many U.S. FEI Jumping Nations Cup teams, including a team silver medal tie at the 2016 Furusiyya FEI Jumping Nations Cup Coapexpan CSIO 5* and a team silver medal tie at the 2013 Furusiyya FEI Jumping Nations Cup Hickstead CSIO 5*.
FEI TV will live stream the competition beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday. A subscription is required. For order of go and results, visit longinestiming.com.
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Source: News release by US Equestrian Communications Department
Photo: © USEF – United States Equestrian Federation
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