Bonnie Mosser Wins Eventing World Cup Qualifier and USEA Gold Cup Series Event at the Over The Walls Horse Trials
Horse Show Press Release
Hardwick, Mass., August 2, 2004 -- Bonnie Mosser of Coatesville, Penn., won the Eventing World Cup Qualifier and U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) Gold Cup Series event at the Over The Walls Horse Trials August 1 at Great Meadowbrook Farm in Hardwick, Mass. Kim Morani Wins National Advanced Horse Trials Championship for the Jack Le Goff Trophy.
Mosser and Jenga, a bay Thoroughbred gelding, jumped cleanly over the final day's stadium jumping course to finish with a three-phase score of 51.8 penalty points. Finishing in second place with 52.1 penalties was Nathalie Bouckaert of Chatsworth, Ga., riding West Farthing.
With the riders going in inverse order of standings, Bouckaert, a two-time individual gold medalist at the North American Young Riders' Championships, completed her penalty-free ride first to force Mosser to have to ride clean in order to clinch the win. Mosser and Jenga were up to the task and held on for the win by a mere 3/10 of a point in the final U.S. qualifier for the Eventing World Cup Final which will be held October 20-24 in Pau, France.
"Nathalie kept the pressure on but Jenga did the job," said Mosser who had taken the lead with no jumping and 8.4 time penalties on cross country after finishing tied for third in dressage with a score of 43.4. "I'm very proud of him."
British rider Gillian Clissold rode Sports Car to the win in the Advanced Championship with a three-phase score of 40.4 penalty points. Kim Morani of Worton, Md., and Test Run finished in second place with a score of 43.48. Morani was awarded the Jack Le Goff Trophy as winner of the National Advanced Horse Trials Championship which is open only to U.S. riders. Morani bred Test Run and trained him all the way to the Advanced Level.
"This is a great win for me and for a horse whom I love very much," she said.
Competitors at the Over the Walls Horse Trials included riders from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland and New Zealand. In addition to the featured classes, there were also five Preliminary and Young Rider division classes.
For full results and more information, visit www.overthewalls.com.