Team USA led by their women gave a clear sign of their power by winning in a clear Nations Cup with Lauren Hough, Lillie Keenan, Beezie Madden and Laura Kraut. (Photo © Dublin Horse Show)
Team USA with Lauren Hough, Lillie Keenan, Beezie Madden and Laura Kraut, showed all their power to take the victory in Dublin.
Disputing the €200,000 Longines FEI Nations Cup, Team USA achieved its double clear round to overcome the Team France, who totaled 5 fouls in second place.
Impossible to catch up, the USA Wonderland became untouchables including two double clear round by Lauren Hough and Laura Kraut. The first in the order was Lauren Hough with Ohlala (Orlando x Cardento), a 13-year-old mare owned by The Ohlala Group, showing the way to Lillie Keenan and her 11-year-old gelding Super Sox (Salito x Silvio I) with the second clear, while the 4-foul first round for Beezie Madden with the 9-year-old stallion Darry Lou (Tangueo van de Zuuthoeve x Nabab de Reve) was eliminated after the first round closed by Laura Kraut with the 10-year-old Confu (Contact me x Cambridge).
For second round and with much anticipation from the crowd at the Dublin Horse Show, Ireland returned tied with USA clear, but step by step the illusions for the hosts were fading in each result and succumbing to the American charms when seeing doit a clear round of Lauren Hough, Beezie Madden and Laura Kraut.
France on the other hand finishing in second place was Olivier Robert with the 13-year-old gelding Eros (Querlybet Hero x Forever), getting the third double clear round of the afternoon where the French completed their first round in 1 foul, including clear round of Kevin Staut and 4 fouls in Second Round with clear round of Marc Dilasser.
For third place the Netherlands totaled 7 fouls, highlighting the first rider in the starting order with Michael Greeve along with the 14-year-old mare Whitney Bb (Reve Nabab x Warm I). Spain seizes fourth place accumulating 15 fouls led by Eduardo Álvarez Aznar (0/4).
The rest of the Nations finished with Ireland in fifth place, Switzerland in sixth with 19 fouls, seventh Italy with 25 fouls and eighth place Great Britain with 47 fouls.