Longines FEI World Cup™ North Amer­i­can League News

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Ryan Gets First Big Win

From a field of 39, Devin Ryan and LL Show Jumper’s Ed­die Blue came out on top to win the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jump­ing New York, Sept. 17, at the Amer­i­can Gold Cup in North Salem, New York. With a clear round and a time of 37.75 sec­onds in the five-horse jump-off, Ryan and Ed­die Blue were able to hold off sec­ond-place fin­ish­ers McLain Ward and HH Cal­las, who fin­ished in 38.34 sec­onds and were the only other pair to put in a dou­ble-clear round.

The win was the big­gest yet for both Ryan and 8-year-old Ed­die Blue. “Ed­die is a great horse. I’ve had him since he was 4 years old and I knew when he was 5 that he was go­ing to jump the big classes,” Ryan said.” It’s great to jump a horse out there that I’ve brought along my­self, and the fi­nal in Paris is in my plans.”

Porter Speeds to Vic­tory

The only pair to go dou­ble clear in the four- horse jump- off, Cal­i­for­nia na­tive Mandy Porter and Abi­gail Weese’s 12- year- old Bel­gian Warm­blood geld­ing Milano won the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jump­ing Sacra­mento, Oct. 7, dur­ing the Sacra­mento In­ter­na­tional Horse Show. Porter over­came the dis­ad­van­tage of hav­ing to go first in the jump- off with a blaz­ing fast time and a clear round. The other three rid­ers each took down a rail, in­clud­ing Jenni McAl­lis­ter and Legis Touch the Sun, who fin­ished sec­ond.

“Milano was so in form tonight. I couldn’t have asked him to do any­thing bet­ter,” Porter said. “As long as I stay out of his way, he’s un­be­liev­able. He just rose to the oc­ca­sion. I wasn’t sure if he was go­ing to be ner­vous with the crowd, but in re­al­ity, he thrived on it. In the jump-off he felt solid, not ner­vous. He ba­si­cally was say­ing, ‘ Don’t mess this up for me to­day!’”

Devin Ryan and Ed­die Blue won the Longines FEI World Cup ™ Jump­ing New York.

Mandy Porter and Milano clinched the Longines FEI World Cup ™ Jump­ing Sacra­mento.

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