Lexington, Kentucky-In honor of the 2010 Gold Medal Gala, The U.S. Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup will be hosting a benefit dinner on the evening of Sunday, July 4, at Spindletop Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Featuring cocktails, dinner and both live and silent auctions. Past auction items have included equine stud services, luxurious vacation getawaus, tack & equipment, and other valuable items.
Tickets for the gala may be purchased for $75 each. For ticket or sponsorship information, please contact Executive Secretary Christy O’Donnell at (813) 760-0465, or by email at WCEquitation@aol.com. Tickets may also be purchased from any United States World Cup (USWC) team member. All proceeds from the event will go to support the USWC in funding its 2010 teams, hosting the international competition, and promoting Saddle Seat Equitation and Saddle Seat breeds at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Team USA will be competing at the 2010 International Saddle Seat World Cup competition to be held Wednesday, October 6 to Friday, October 8, in conjunction with the Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show at Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The teams will also be participating in exhibitions at the prestigious Equine Village during the final two days of the World Equestrian Games.
The U.S. will be taking on three-gaited and five-gaited teams from Canada, Germany, Great Britain and South Africa. The members of the 2010 USWC Teams are:
Nick Maupin (Sussex, WI)
Brittany McGinnis (Fishers, IN)
Jessica Moctezuma (Hardwick, NJ)
Alexis Muniz (Coconut Creek, FL)
Abby Mutrux (University City, MO)
Taylor Newton (Alternate) (Lizton, IN)
Coach/Manager: Jimmy & Helen Robertson (Shelbyville, KY)
Brittany Baird (Hinsdale, IL)
Jacqueline Beck (Aliso Viejo, CA)
Drew Taylor Hewitt (Bermuda Run, NC)
Ali Judah (Louisville, KY)
Scooter Scheurich (New Orleans, LA)
Cydni Simmons (Alternate) (Burlington, KY)
Coach/Manager: Barbe Smith & James Nichols (New Orleans, LA)