Bayer/US Equestrian Team Festival of Champions, presented
by State Line Tack
The 13th annual Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, presented by
State Line Tack
June 19-22, 2003
USET Olympic Training Center, Pottersville Road, Gladstone, New
WHY: The 2003 Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, presented by State
Line Tack, the only event of its kind in the country, showcases
competition in four equestrian disciplines -- dressage, show jumping,
endurance, and reining, the USETs first Western riding discipline.
The nation's best horses, riders and drivers vie for USET Championships
and the right to represent the United States in international
2003 Bayer/USET Festival of Champions will host dressage competition,
the ballet of equestrian sports, featuring the USET Grand Prix
and Intermediaire I Championships. The Intermediaire Championship
will serve as the selection trials to choose the horses and riders
who will represent the United States at the 2003 Pan American
Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in August.
$50,000 Rolex/USET Show Jumping Championship and the USET Junior
and Amateur/Owner Show Jumping Talent Derbies, both presented
by BET On Jazz, will highlight the Show Jumping Division. The
USET Endurance 75-Mile Championship, an FEI-sanctioned CEI** ride,
will again take place in and around the USET grounds.
the fifth consecutive year, the Festival will feature world-class
reining competition as the Bayer Reining Division returns. Teams
of reiners from several countries will compete in the COSEQUIN®
CRIO Nations Cup competition. U.S. riders will compete for
the prestigious USET Reining Championship, presented by Bayer.
Other reining highlights include the USET Futures Championship,
and Reining Young Rider Medal Final.
more family fun and entertainment, there will be equine demonstrations
from the sports leading professionals, falconry and blacksmithing
demonstrations, a Childrens Corral, a wide range of gourmet
dining options, and a country fair with top-quality products for
the home and stable.
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