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Saddle Seat World Cup Fundraiser and News

The US Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup will be hosting a benefit dinner on Sunday evening, July 6, at the beautiful and historic Spindletop Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. The 2008 Gold Medal Celebration will feature a seated dinner, cash bar and great auction items. Tickets may be purchased for $75 each from any World Cup team member or by contacting Executive Secretary Christy O’Donnell (e-mail at or telephone at 813-760-0465).

The USWC is also proud to announce the coaches and managers for Team USA. The coaches and managers for the 2008 teams are Three-Gaited Coach Gary Garone, Three-Gaited Manager Jo Cornell, Five-Gaited Coach Anne Speck, and Five-Gaited Manager Missy Hughes.

Team USA will be competing at the 2008 International Saddle Seat World Cup competition to be held September 21 – 28, 2008 in Tulbagh, South Africa. The US will be taking on teams from around the world in an effort to match the double gold medal performances turned in by TEAM USA in both 2004 and 2006.

The members of the 2008 US Saddle Seat World Cup Teams are:

Emily Abbott
Jacqueline Beck
Brittany McGinnis
Victoria McHenry
Eleanor Watkins
Angela Darrow (Alternate)

Brittany Baird
Brooke Jacobs
Mackenzie Lyttle
Jessica Moctezuma
Cydni Simmons
Calee Dillon (Alternate)

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