States Equestrian Team Announces Schedule of 2003 Eventing
Developing Rider Training Sessions with David OConnor
NJJanuary 17, 2003The 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 USETs Developing Rider Coach, Olympic Gold
Medalist David OConnor who captained the 2002 Gold Medal-winning
World Equestrian Games eventing team.
USETs 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.
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
· February 11-13 at Galway Downs, Temecula, CA.
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 www.uset.org