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The United States Equestrian Team Elects New Officers

Gladstone, NJ—February 19, 2002— The 2002 Annual Meeting of members of the United States Equestrian Team, Inc. (USET) was held on Monday, February 11, at the West Palm Beach Crowne Plaza Hotel, in West Palm Beach, FL.

Following the annual meeting, the USET Board of Trustees met and elected Frank V. Lloyd as Chairman of the Board. Lloyd, who had been the Team’s Vice Chairman, succeeds Finn M. W. Caspersen who had served as USET Chairman for the past nine years. Caspersen, whose tenure as Chairman included two stints as USET President, was elected President Emeritus. Herbert A. Lurie, a long-time member of the Board of Trustees, was elected Vice Chairman and Dr. Armand Leone, Jr. was re-elected as President and CEO.

Elected by the Board to serve as USET Officers until the 2003 Annual Meeting were: William C. Steinkraus, Chairman of the Board Emeritus; Finn M.W. Caspersen, President Emeritus; Herbert A. Lurie, Vice Chairman; Dorothy A. Matz, Senior Vice President; Jessica Ransehousen, Vice President/Dressage; James R. Fairclough, Vice President/Driving; Arthur W. Priesz, Jr., Vice President/Endurance; C. Michael Huber, Vice President/Eventing; Don Burt, Vice President/Reining; George H. Morris, Vice President/Show Jumping; J. Ashton Moore, Vice President/Vaulting; Eric Straus, Secretary; Richard H. Brown, Treasurer; and John H. Fritz, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.


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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