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United States Equestrian Team Announces Schedule of 2003 Eventing Developing Rider Training Sessions with David O’Connor

Gladstone, NJ—January 17, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) will host three eventing training sessions for developing riders in January and February, 2003. The training sessions will be conducted by USET’s Developing Rider Coach, Olympic Gold Medalist David O’Connor who captained the 2002 Gold Medal-winning World Equestrian Games eventing team.

The USET’s Eventing Developing Rider Program is available to riders of any age who aspire to compete at the highest levels of the sport. To qualify, each horse/rider combination must have completed a CCI** or above. Precedence is given to riders without prior team experience.

Aspiring Developing Riders have submitted applications and two recommendation forms each, including at least one from a rider who has competed at the CCI**** level. The USET Eventing Selectors are reviewing all applications and will determine which applicants will be invited to participate in this program.

The schedule for the 2003 Eventing Developing Rider Training Sessions is as follows:

· January 27-29 at Longwood Farm, Ocala, FL
· January 30-February 1 at Winter Brook Farm, Southern Pines, NC
· February 11-13 at Galway Downs, Temecula, CA.

Auditors are welcome free of charge. Voluntary contributions to the U.S. Equestrian Team would be greatly appreciated.

The United States Equestrian Team is a non-profit organization that selects, trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest possible standard to represent our country in major international competition, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships. To accomplish this, the USET seeks out and nurtures the development of talented athletes - riders, drivers and horses - and provides the support and guidance they need to help them attain their fullest potential. For more information on the USET, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at


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