Equestrianmag.com
EquestrianMag ~ The online magazine for horse enthusiasts Bookmark Us Register for our Equestrian Newsletter Contact Us
Front PageArticles & FeaturesEquestrian EventsEquestrian Shopping DirectoryAuctions

Recommended Sites:

Nation's Finest Equestrians Set to Compete in Saturday Night's Budweiser American Invitational

One Tampa Equestrian Festival Qualifying Event Remains

Tampa, FL - March 31, 2008 - With America's premier outdoor show jumping competition now just a week away, Defending champion Beezie Madden is still atop the qualifying leader board for this year's $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational.

The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational CSI 4*, takes place this Saturday, April 5, 2008, at 7 p.m. under the lights at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Aboard her Olympic Gold Medal partner Authentic, Madden has ridden to victory two times in this prestigious class, last year and in 2005, and totals $103,550 in prize money won this season.

Canadian superstar Eric Lamaze, top U.S. show jumping rider Kent Farrington, and ten-time AGA Rider of the Year Margie Engle remain in second, third and fourth place respectively, each with over $50,000 in money won.

With a victory this past Sunday in the $75,000 JustWorld Grand Prix of Tampa at the Tampa Equestrian Festival, William Lowry has skyrocketed into eleventh place, and has assured himself a spot in Saturday night's main event.

Over the years, the American Invitational has been recognized as the crown jewel of American show jumping, and year in and year out, it has been one of its toughest tests.

The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, at Raymond James Stadium, brings together a star studded international group of equestrians to compete for one of the richest purses in all of show jumping. The unique invitation-only format assures the best possible starting field.

Only one more event remains as a qualifier for this year's Budweiser American Invitational:

April 2: $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup, CSI at week three of the Tampa Equestrian Festival

Here are the latest standings for this year's contest, based on money won in WEF qualifying events.

TOTAL RIDER

103550 BEEZIE MADDEN

57000 ERIC LAMAZE

55500 KENT FARRINGTON

53090 MARGIE ENGLE

46783.33 CHRIS KAPPLER

39950 NICOLE SIMPSON

38393.33 JEFFERY WELLES

38300 HILLARY DOBBS

37600 MAC CONE

35250 WILLIAM SIMPSON

31650 WILLIAM LOWRY

31000 PETER CHARLES

29400 LESLIE HOWARD

27560 LAURA KRAUT

26100 LAUREN HOUGH

26025 MCLAIN WARD

25500 RODRIGO PESSOA

24600 TODD MINIKUS

22900 PETER WYLDE

20400 IAN MILLAR

19400 EDUARDO SALAS

14400 JAMES BENEDETTO

12900 JIMMY TORANO

12540 GEORGINA BLOOMBERG

12000 FRANCIS TRES ROIG

11560 BRIANNE GOUTAL

9900 KAREN CUDMORE

9750 DARRIN DLIN

9750 SCHUYLER RILEY

9500 CANDICE KING

9300 MICHAEL MORRISSEY

9210 DANIELLE TORANO

9150 CARA RAETHER

8700 CHRISTINE MCCREA

8500 KATE LEVY

8033.33 DARRAGH KERINS

7650 ANNE KURSINSKI

7000 LISA SILVERMAN

6900 MOLLY ASHE-CAWLEY

6650 BEN MAHER

6600 MARILYN LITTLE

6600 NORMAN DELLO JOIO

6600 YANN CANDELE

6000 MICHELLE SPADONE

5900 AMY MILLAR

5400 EDWARD DOYLE

5400 MARIO DESLAURIERS

5300 JONATHAN ASSELIN

4760 CHARLIE JAYNE

4700 KELLEY ROBINSON



PHOTO CREDIT: Two-time Budweiser American Invitational champion Authentic with rider Beezie Madden at this year's CN Winter Equestrian Festival. Photo (C) 2008 Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com. This photo may only be used in relation to this press release.

 

Reader Comments

Be the first to submit a comment on this article!

 

Submit your comments

Name:
Url (Include http:// ): *optional
Email: (will not be displayed)

Comments:


HTML tags not allowed. URL's preceded by http:// will automatically display as links.
  Sign me up for the free EquestrianMag newsletter. We will never share or sell your email address.
Spam Protection 2 + 2 =
 

 

Link to this article

----------------------   It's easy! Just copy code below and paste into your webpage     --------------------

<a href="http://www.equestrianmag.com/article/equestrians-budweiser-american-invitational-04-08.html">Nation's Finest Equestrians Set to Compete in Saturday Night's Budweiser American Invitational</a> ~ EquestrianMag.com

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Your link will appear like this:
Nation's Finest Equestrians Set to Compete in Saturday Night's Budweiser American Invitational ~ EquestrianMag.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equestrianmag.com and all site contents are Copyright © 2004-2017 Sostre & Associates   Privacy Policy   User Agreement

Equestrianmag.com is a member of American Horse Publications

Developed by Sostre & Associates

 

Table '404073_sostrein_content.views' doesn't exist