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Hillary Dobbs qualifies to compete in FEI Rolex World Cup Finals on Quincy B

April 20, 2009 – Hillary Dobbs secured her invitation to the Rolex FEI World Cup Final aboard Quincy B during the $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, Fl on Sunday, March 30, 2009. This was the last of the FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI-W events. By placing seventh, the full time 21 year old full time Harvard student made the cut and is now invited to compete in the prestigious show jumping event held in Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas Events (LVE) will once again host the 2009 FEI Rolex World Cup Finals in both show jumping and dressage at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas,NV from April 15-19, 2009.

Internationally respected course designer Anthony D’Ambrosio of Red Hook, NY will create the final tests for the top show jumping riders from around the globe during the 31st Finals of the show jumping series held at the Thomas & Mack Center. Invitations to this event are offered to the thirty-five top riders on the tour, and this year's line-up will be a star-studded array of some of the world's finest equestrians, jumping some of the most grueling and challenging courses in the world, in a test of both sheer power and outright speed. Meredith Michaels-Beerbeaum of Germany who will be the defending champion, having won the 2008 final in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dobbs, the 21 year old daughter of CNN anchor Lou Dobbs who also attends Harvard University full time, has already made history in the show jumping arena being the youngest rider to ever win the Hampton Classic Grand Prix (a World Cup qualifying event) , stealing the title of the youngest rider to ever win the class from Olympic Gold Medalist McClain Ward. She has received numerous awards, made history and broken records more than once, all in her first year in the Grand Prix arena in 2008.

 

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