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USA Equestrian
U.S. Grand Prix Freestyle Championship/U.S. League Final To Be Held This Weekend

Top riders and horses from around the U.S. and Canada are gathered in Miami, Florida for the 2002-2003 U.S. Grand Prix Freestyle Championship/U.S. League Final, presented by USA Equestrian. This event is being held in conjunction with the Miami Dade Winter Dressage CDI*** at the Tropical Park Equestrian Center in Miami, FL, with competition taking place February 21st - 23rd.

Competitors include:

· Michael Barisone, Loxahatchee, FL, riding Safir (Danish Warmblood: Diamond x Hexa), owned by Susan Thomas of Wayzata, MN

· Sue Blinks, Wellington, FL, riding Flim Flam (Hanoverian; Wilhelm Tell I - Cilia, by Cavalier), owned by Fritz Kundrun, West Palm Beach, FL

· Susan Dutta, Wellington, FL, riding Gumshoes-DC (Dutch Warmblood: Bez - Suzan) owned by Tim Dutta, Inc. of Wellington, FL

· Pam Goodrich, Loxahatchee, FL, riding Melville (Danish Warmblood: May Sherif - Lady Optical) owned by Pam Goodrich

· Nancy Polosker, Wellington, FL, riding Hilcodion (Dutch Warmblood: Chronos - Cindina) owned by Nancy Polosker
· Cheri Reiber, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, riding G Tudor (Dutch Warmblood: Tudor/Onyx - Colleen L xx, by Sand Pebbles) owned by Cheri Reiber, bred by B.&B. Raine, CA

· Guenter Seidel, Del Mar, CA, riding Nikolaus 7 (Westphalian: Weinberg x Elise) owned by Richard and Jane Brown
· George Williams, Delaware, OH, riding Rocher (Westphalian: Rolls Royce x Fraenzi) owned by Charles and Joanne Smith

Of these horse and rider combinations, two may become eligible to represent the United States in the 2003 World Cup Finals, to be held in Göteborg, Sweden, March 27 - 30.

For more information regarding the U.S. Grand Prix Freestyle Championship/U.S. League Final, including schedule, directions, and ticket information, please visit

USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA 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.


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