2005 World Cup Finalist Announced

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 6, 2005

The Federation Equestre International (FEI) announced the final list of riders that have qualified for the FEI World Cup Dressage Final in Las Vegas, April 22-24. Representing the U.S. will be Olympic Team Bronze medalist Debbie McDonlad and Brentina and Leslie Morse riding her stallion Kingston. The U.S. also earned two wild card bids that were given to Guenter Seidel and Robert Dover. Olympic Team Bronze medalist Guenter Seidel will ride Aragon and Dover will take his Olympic horse, FBW Kennedy. Anky van Grundsven from the Netherlands is the title defender.

Other finalists are:
From the Western European League:
1. Isabell Werth GER , Anthony
2. Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff GER , Unicef Whajama or Renoir
3. Andreas Helgstrand DEN, Blur Hors Cavan
4. Hubertus Schmidt GER, Aramis
5. Carl Hester GBR, Escapado
6. Edward Gal NED, IPS Gribaldi or Lingh
7. Jan Brink SWE, Bjorsells Briar
8. Sven Rothenberger NED, Barclay II
9. Lone Joergensen DEN, Hardthof's Ludewig G
10. Marie-Line Wettstein SUI, Le Primeur 2

From the Central European League:
1. Elena Sidneva, RUS Artax Condor

From Canada:
1. Leslie Reid CAN, Mark

From South America / Asia:
1. Ceasar Parra COL, Galant Du Serein

For further information on the FEI World Cup Dressage Final go to the Web site at www.worldcuplasvegas.com.

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