Peter Wylde Named USEF International High Performance
Athlete of the Month for December
Gladstone, NJJanuary 7, 2003 Peter Wylde of Maastricht,
The Netherlands was named United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
International High Performance Athlete of the Month for December
after he was named Leading Rider at CSI-W Geneva in early December.
The award is given based on consistent superior performances throughout
Wylde, a double Silver Medalist at the 1999 Pan American Games and
individual Bronze Medalist at the 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG),
won two classes on Felix des Noues, had third and fifth place finishes
on Melvin, a fourth on Quo Vadis and placed third on Fein Cera (Holsteiner,
Landadel-Cera, owned by Turnabout Farm Inc.), his 2002 World Equestrian
Games Bronze Medal mount, in the final event of the week, the Rolex
Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier. Wylde and Fein Cera turned in one
of only four double clear rides in the Rolex Grand Prix to place
third behind Thomas Velin of Denmark and Otto Becker of Germany.
The vision of U.S. Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a
foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses,
and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation
in the world.