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2006 Saddle Seat World Cup Fundraiser & News

The US Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup will be hosting a benefit dinner on Sunday evening, July 9, at the beautiful Red Mile Clubhouse in Lexington, Kentucky.  The 2006 Gold Medal Celebration will feature a lavish buffet dinner, cash bar and great auction items. Individual seats and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Individual seats may be purchased for $100 each.  For reservation or sponsorship information, contact Executive Secretary Christy O’Donnell (e-mail at or telephone at 813-760-0465).   

The USWC has also announced that Cydni Simmons of Burlington, Kentucky will be replacing Rachael North as the alternate member for the Five-Gaited Team USA.


Team USA will be competing at the 2006 International Saddle Seat World Cup competition to be held December 4–10, 2006 at South Africa’s premier equestrian facility, the Parys Indoor Arena in Parys, South Africa.


The US will be taking on teams from Canada, Great Britain, Namibia and South Africa in an effort to match the double gold medal performances turned in by TEAM USA in the fall of 2004.


The members of the 2006 US Saddle Seat World Cup Teams are:



Jacqueline Beck (Aliso Viejo, CA)

Michelle Krentz (Hartford, WI)

Alexis Scott (Des Moines, IA)

Sarah Taylor (Davison, MI)

Deveau Zubrod (Versailles, KY and Westerville, OH)

Mandy Martin (Alternate) (Diamondhead, MS)


Renee Biggins – Coach (Simpsonville, KY)            

Chuck Herbert – Manager (Evansville, IN)  



Ashley Alden (Deer Park, IL)

Jamie Bender (Springfield, NE)

Brooke Jacobs (Georgetown, KY)

Ali Judah (Louisville, KY)

Cristina Sloan (Hallsville, MO)

Cydni Simmons (Alternate) (Burlington, KY)


Lynda Freseth – Coach (Oconomowoc, WI)

Liz McBride-Jones – Manager (Raeford, NC)


The mission of the US Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup is to expand the presence of Saddle Seat Equitation on both national and international levels through team-based competition and promotion of the discipline by our athletes and officials.  The US Saddle Seat World Cup is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation.

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