Be Represented At Salt Lake Winter Olympics
4, 2002Equestrian sports will have its
moment in the spotlight at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games when
Equestrian Team (USET) dressage champion Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, CA teams
with Utahs Margo Gogan in two Pas-de-Deux performances on February
Ebeling, who won the USET Intermediaire Championship in 2000,
will ride the Dutch Warmblood Gucci on whom he was USET Intermediaire
Reserve Champion in 1998. Gogan, the Utah-based rider and trainer, will
perform on Barron.
The Pas-de-Deux demonstrations will be held in conjunction with
the Olympic Command Performance Rodeo at the Davis County Legacy Center
Saturday and Sunday evenings, February 9 and 10. The shows start at 8:00
local time each night.
This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our sport to new
audiences, said Maureen Pethick, USET Director of Dressage Activities.
Obviously, dressage receives much attention during the summer Olympics
this is a novel opportunity to showcase the grace and beauty of dressage
a large number of people who may not be familiar with it. We are most
thankful to the organizers of the Salt Lake City Games for providing us
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