NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team Continues European Tour at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup The Netherlands

From the US Equestrian Communications Department

Rotterdam, Netherlands – After a bronze-medal finish in Poland, the NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team contests their second FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 observation event at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup The Netherlands, on Sunday, June 24. Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland will lead the team of Laura Kraut and Zeremonie, Beezie Madden and Breitling LS, Adrienne Sternlicht and Cristalline, and McLain Ward and Clinta. Michael Hughes and Zerlin will take the place of Lauren Hough as the reserve rider as the team seeks continued success on their European tour. The U.S. team will compete third in the order of eight teams when competition gets underway at 8 a.m. EST.

Learn more about the WEG selection procedures for the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team.

Meet the Team

Photo: © Elena Lusenti

Laura Kraut from Wellington, Fla., riding Zeremonie, Old Willow Farms LLC’s 11-year-old Holsteiner mare. Follow Kraut on Facebook (@LauraKrautUSA), Twitter (@LauraKraut), and Instagram (@laurakraut).

Photo: © Elena Lusenti

Beezie Madden from Cazenovia, N.Y., riding Breitling LS, Abigail Wexner’s 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion. Follow Madden on Facebook (@beeziemadden), Twitter (@JohnMaddenSales), and Instagram (@johnmaddensales).

 

Photo: © Adrienne Sternlicht

Adrienne Sternlicht from Greenwich, Conn., riding Cristalline, Starlight Farm LLC’s 10-year-old Bavarian Warmblood mare. Follow Sternlicht on Instagram (@adriennesternlicht).

 

Photo: ©Taylor Pence/US Equestrian

McLain Ward from Brewster, N.Y., riding Clinta, his and Sagamore Farm’s 11-year-old Oldenburg mare. Follow Ward on Facebook (@mclain.ward).

Last Time Out

Kraut and Zeremonie earned a top-10 finish in the Loro Piana Trophy at the CSIO Piazza di Siena in Rome.

Madden and Breitling LS earned a top-five finish in the $70,000 Idle Dice Open Stake at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair and won the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final.

Sternlicht and Cristalline placed second in the $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

Ward and Clinta won the $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

Career Highlights

Kraut: Member of the silver-medal winning 2017 Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final team, member of the first all-women’s 2017 FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* Dublin gold-medal winning team and recipient of the Aga Khan Trophy, 2017 recipient of the “Prize of the Federal Minister of the Interior” award at CHIO Aachen, and two-time Olympian, including a team gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games

Madden: 2018 and 2013 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final champion, member of the silver-medal winning 2017 Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final team, member of the first all-women’s 2017 FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* Dublin gold-medal winning team and recipient of the Aga Khan Trophy, and four-time Olympian, including team gold medals at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games and a team silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Game.

Sternlicht: Member of the silver medal-winning team at the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* Coapexpan, runner-up in the 2017 Mercer Cup CSI5* at the Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ Tournament

Ward: 2017 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final champion, member of the silver-medal winning 2017 Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final team, , and four-time Olympian, including team gold medals at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games and a team silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games

Competition Information

Competition will be held at the Rotterdam Arena on Sunday, June 24, at 8 a.m. EST and will be streamed live on FEI TV.

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The U.S. will also be represented at CHIO Rotterdam by The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team in the FEI Dressage Nations Cup The Netherlands, June 21 – 23.

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