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NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Contests FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Ireland as Last FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Observation Event

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 9, 2018, 4:42 PM EST

Dublin, Ireland – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team will contest its final observation event in preparation for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Ireland on Friday, August 10. A combination of veteran talent and rising stars will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland as Jamie Barge, Lucy Deslauriers, Laura Kraut, and Adrienne Sternlicht look to defend their 2017 gold medal and Aga Kahn Trophy. The U.S. has drawn seventh in the order of eight teams with Sternlicht and Cristalline entering the ring first for the U.S. when competition gets underway at 10:00 a.m. EST.

Meet the Team

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Jamie Barge from Malibu, Calif., riding Luebbo, Kylie Co.’s 13-year-old Oldenburg Springpferd gelding. Follow Barge on Facebook (@jamiebargekylieco) and Instagram (@jamiebargekylieco).






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Lucy Deslauriers from New York, N.Y., riding Hester, Lisa Deslauriers’s 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding. Follow Deslauriers on Instagram (@lucydeslauriers).






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Laura Kraut from Wellington, Fla., riding Zeremonie, Old Willow Farms LLC’s 11-year-old Holsteiner mare. Follow Kraut on Facebook (@LauraKrautUSA), Twitter (@LauraKraut), and Instagram (@laurakraut).





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Adrienne Sternlicht from Greenwich, Conn., riding Cristalline, Starlight Farm LLC’s 10-year-old Bavarian Warmblood mare. Follow Sternlicht on Instagram (@adriennesternlicht).





Devin Ryan (Colts Neck, N.J.) has replaced Lillie Keenan as the reserve athlete.

Last Time Out

Barge and Leubbo: Earned a team bronze medal with the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team at FEI Jumping Nations Cup Poland 

Deslauriers and Hester: Placed second in the Pan American Cup presented by Rolex® in Spruce Meadows 

Kraut and Zeremonie: Placed third in the Prize of VBR at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen; member of the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup CSIO5* Aachen

Sternlicht and Cristalline: Won the Quebec Original Grand Prix CSI3* at International Bromont 

Career Highlights

Barge: Two-time Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final competitor (2017, 2018) with Luebbo; member of the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team in the 2018 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Canada and FEI Jumping Nations Cup Poland with Luebbo

Deslauriers: United States Equestrian Team Foundation’s 2016 Lionel Guerrand-Hermès Trophy recipient; 2015 $100,000 USEF U25 National Champion with Hester; 2015 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Champion with Hester; Zone 2 team gold medalist and individual silver medalist at the 2015 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) presented by Gotham North with Hester; 2015 WEF Excellence in Equitation Champion; 2014 NAYC individual silver medalist with Hester; 2014 Randolph College/USEF National Junior Jumper Championship Zone 2 team silver medalist with Hester.

Kraut: Two-time Olympian, including a team gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Gamestwo-time FEI WEG competitor, including a team silver medal at the WEG Aachen 2006; member of the silver-medal winning 2017 Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final team with Confu ; member of the first all-women’s FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* Dublin gold-medal winning team and recipient of the Aga Khan Trophy in 2017 with Confu, and recipient of the “Prize of the Federal Minister of the Interior” award at 2017 CHIO Aachen

Sternlicht: Member of the 2018 FEI Jumping Nations Cup CSIO4* Wellington and FEI Jumping Nations Cup The Netherlands with Cristalline; member of the silver medal-winning team at the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* Coapexpan with Cristalline, runner-up in the 2017 Mercer Cup CSI5* at the Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ Tournament with Raia D’Helby.

Competition Information 

Competition will be held in the Main Arena at the Dublin Horse Show on Friday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. EST and will be streamed live on FEI TV.

Competition Schedule

Live Scoring 

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