WELLINGTON, Fla.--A relatively young team of up and coming riders will represent the U.S. in the Nations Cup competition at WEF Saturday evening, Feb. 29.
As this Nations Cup doesn't count towards qualifying for the Nations Cup Finals in Barcelona, chef d'equipe Robert Ridland has used this opportunity to give valuable team experience to up-and-coming horses and riders.
Ridland has consistently followed his theory of putting young riders with veterans on teams to give them experience, and that practice has given the U.S. a broad base of qualified riders and has led to great success in international competitions.
RIDING ON the U.S. team at the Nations Cup at the WEF CSIO4* event are Andrew Kocher of Wellington, Fla., Brian Moggre of Flower Mound, Texas, Lucas Porter of Wellington, Fla., and U.S. team gold medalist at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, Adrienne Sternlicht of Greenwich, Conn.
While the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4* does not count for points towards the 2020 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series, the competition offers valuable team experience.
The Nations Cup held at Deeridge on Feb. 16, won by the U.S., counts towards the Finals.
The FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4* will feature nine teams representing countries from around the world, including Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Israel, Australia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina.