BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM
Thursday night, following the conclusion of the first Masters One CSI5* class at the Longines Masters of New York, the matches were selected and teams drawn for the first ever North American leg of the Riders Masters Cup. The class will kick off on Saturday, April 28th at 8:45 PM, and will kick feature a Team USA VS. Team Europe format with just one team remaining victorious by the end of the night.
Team USA is composed of McLain Ward, Beezie Madden, Laura Kraut, Georgina Bloomberg, and Adrienne Sternlicht, while Team Europe boasts Olivier Philippaerts, Kevin Staut, Harrie Smolders, Gregory Wathelet, and Peder Fredricson. The head to head matches are as follows:
Kevin Staut VS. McLain Ward
Harrie Smolders VS. Georgina Bloomberg
Olivier Philippaerts VS. Adrienne Sternlicht
Gregory Wathelet VS. Beezie Madden
Peder Fredricson VS. Laura Kraut
Won’t be able to catch the action live in person in New York? Watch it in real time here to support your team!
About the Author: Annie Birmingham is an 18 year old equestrian from Long Island, New York. A freshman at Long Island University studying equine management, Annie can usually be found spending time at the barn and grooming at horse shows up and down the East Coast.
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