Longines FEI World Cup™ North American League News
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.