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The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is about to announce its four-rider squad (plus one alternate) for the upcoming FEI Jumping World Championship (formerly part of the World Equestrian Games) in Hernig, Denmark.
One of the team’s final Observation Events recently concluded at CSIO5* Knokke (BEL), and while the U.S. did not have its best day, anchor rider Brian Moggre, just 20 years old, once again impressed with the 2021 USEF International Horse of the Year, Balou du Reventon, producing the only clear round for their team.
It’s only a matter of time before Moggre makes a Championship team. After all, he was already among the Short-Listed athletes for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Moggre’s rise in the sport has been nothing short of meteoric. In 2018, he made just 24 international starts. The following year, that number more than tripled to 87. He was 18.
You could say Moggre has ice in his veins. He’s yet to be daunted by atmosphere or occasion. In 2021, he debuted at Aachen with a double-clear performance in the Nations Cup and a runner-up finish in the Rolex Grand Prix.
His numbers back up the notion.
Moggre has jumped at least one clear round in all six of his senior Nations Cup starts. He’s jumped double-clear twice, and he has averaged just 1.67 faults. In Nations Cups where Moggre is on the squad, Team USA has won three times and averaged a finish position of 3.67.
In CSIO5* events, Moggre averages just 2.9 faults and a finish position in the top 11. When he’s competing at 1.60m across all CSI levels, he’s averaging a finish position in the top 12.
And while MTM Vivre le Reve, who first brought Moggre to the spotlight, has often been overshadowed by Balou, one can’t overlook the gelding’s 2022 numbers. “Urkel” is averaging just 3 faults this year and jumping clear 40% of the time. Balou’s numbers have dropped from last year, but 2021 was a season that’s tough to beat. The pair averaged 2 faults in 32 starts.
According to Prixview Next Gen stats*, Moggre’s horses are quite even-leaded, and if there’s any trend that suggests a weakness, it’s worth nothing that both Balou and Vivre le Reve predominantly have rails up front. In fact, 90% of MTM Vivre le Reve’s rails have come up front this year. The number is slightly more balanced for Balou du Reventon at 58.82%—still a majority.
Moggre will make a Championship team. Will it be this one? We’ll know soon.
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Prixview’s Next Gen stats provide never-before-collected data in breaking down faults for athletes, horses and horse-rider combinations. Next Gen data has been collected by Prixview’s team at select, “top-tier” international competitions. This subset includes competitions from the CSI2*, 3*, 4* and 5* level to World Cup qualifiers, Nations Cup events and other widely-attended global events.