From the US Equestrian Communications Department
Sopot, Poland – The NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team is set to compete in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Poland this Sunday, June 17, at the Lotto CSIO Sopot. Following the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Canada, where the U.S. secured a spot for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final, U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland will lead the team of Jamie Barge and Luebbo, Margie Engle and Royce, Lillie Keenan and Super Sox, Devin Ryan and Eddie Blue, and reserve rider Jessica Springsteen and Cynar Va as they seek a strong team finish. The U.S. team will compete fourth in the order of 17 teams when competition gets underway at 8 a.m. ET.
The competition also serves as the first observation event for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018, running September 11-23, in Mill Spring, N.C.
Meet the Team
Margie Engle from Wellington, Fla., riding Royce, Gladewinds Partners, LLC’s 14-year-old Oldenburg stallion. Follow Engle on Facebook (@margiegoldsteinengle), Twitter (@margieengle), and Instagram (@margie_engle).
Lillie Keenan from New York, N.Y., riding Super Sox, Chansonette Farm, LLC’s 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding. Follow Keenan on Facebook (@lillie.c.keenan), Twitter (@lilliekeenan), and Instagram (@lillieckeenan).
Devin Ryan from Long Valley, N.J., riding Eddie Blue, LL Show Jumpers, LLC’s nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding. Follow Ryan on Facebook (@devinryanatriverrunstables).
Last Time Out
Barge and Luebbo competed on the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Canada where the U.S. qualified for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final.
Engle and Royce won the $500,000 Rolex CSI5* Grand Prix during week 12 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).
Keenan and Super Sox earned a top-10 finish in the Longines Global Champions Tour’s Ramatuelle/Saint Tropez 2018 CSI5* Grand Prix.
Ryan and Eddie Blue finished third in the $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon at The Devon Horse Show.
Barge: Two-time Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final competitor (2017, 2018); member of the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team in the 2018 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Canada with Luebbo
Engle: 2000 Sydney Olympic Games competitor; team silver medal at the WEG Aachen 2008; three-time Pan American Games medalist, including team gold medal and individual bronze at the 2003 Santo Domingo Games and team silver medal at the 1999 Winnipeg Games; 2014 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final team member
Keenan: 2017 Spruce Meadows’ BMO Nations Cup gold medal-winning team member; member of the first all-women’s gold medal-winning team at the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* Dublin and recipient of the Aga Khan Trophy; 2016 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final bronze medal-winning team member
Ryan: Second place at the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final Paris; Third-place in the 2018 $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix; First place in the $216,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping New York CSI4*-W at the 2017 American Gold Cup
Competition will be held at the Hipodrom Sopot on Sunday, June 17, at 8 a.m. ET and will be streamed live on FEI TV.
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