While the riders of both squads have not yet been named, Ridland, the American legend whose underdog team nearly shocked the European squad in front of a packed French crowd, is hoping that on home soil, with some lineup changes and strategic learnings, his roster of stars will reign victorious.
The final teams for the Riders Masters Cup will be announced on April 26—but no matter the team’s makeup, Ridland believes the American squad is poised for vindication and they are ready to fly the flag high in the epic showdown.“For New York, I think we came in with a pretty good strategy and a very good team,” said Ridland.
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Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.
Spanjer, a Holland Dutch immigrant with relatives native to New York, dating back to New Amsterdam days, moved his family from the Chicago area to Manhattan to manufacture signs for the local merchants as they came off the boats to make their fortunes.
In route from Ellis Island, many new merchants came to Spanjer for signs, bartering their wares in exchange for the craftsmanship so ingrained into this child of a renowned blacksmith.
When they return for the second and final course over a speed track, the winner earns two points.
Our show has become known for combining glamour, lifestyle, and gastronomy with the best in show jumping,” said Christophe Ameeuw, CEO of EEM, which is presenting what is being billed as the first prestigious indoor equestrian competition on Long Island and the first in New York in more than 130 years.
“We are thrilled we have the opportunity to bring an exciting new competition along with it.
The Riders Masters Cup brings the best of equestrian sport together with exhilarating team competition and is a showcase for the exhilarating event in the world’s biggest media market.”Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland for the U.
S., and Philippe Guerdat for Europe, the Riders Masters Cup takes on a match race, two-round competition after five riders for each side are carefully selected.