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2010 Saddle Seat World Cup To Host Gala Fundraiser

Come celebrate your patriotism by supporting the athletes of TEAM USA. The U.S. Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup will be hosting a benefit dinner on Sunday evening, July 4, at the beautiful and historic Spindletop Hall in Lexington, Ky. The 2010 Gold Medal Gala will feature cocktails, dinner and both live and silent auctions. Past auction items have included stallion breedings, vacation packages, tack and equipment, and other unique items.

Tickets for the gala may be purchased for $75 each.  For ticket or sponsorship information, please contact Executive Secretary Christy O’Donnell (e-mail at or call at 813-760-0465). Tickets may also be purchased from any USWC team member. All proceeds from the event will go to support the USWC in funding the 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 Oct. 6–8 in conjunction with the Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show at Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville, Ky. 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- and five-gaited teams from Canada, Germany, Great Britain and South Africa. The members of the 2010 US Saddle Seat World Cup 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)

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