Chapot To Serve as USET Show Jumping Coach/Chef dEquipe
New JerseyFebruary 27, 2003Show Jumping Hall of Famer
Frank Chapot, who has served as the United States Equestrian Teams
(USET) Show Jumping Chef dEquipe and Coach since the retirement
of Bert de Nemethy in 1980, will continue in that role through
whose career includes riding in six Olympic Games and serving
as Chef dEquipe in five, had his contract renewed by the
USET for the next two seasons that will include Pan American Games
in 2003 and Olympic Games in 2004.
USET Show Jumping Committee conducted open rider meetings on both
the East and West Coasts to discuss the position of Coach/Chef
dEquipe. Discussions at these meetings, a recommendation
by the Show Jumping Active Riders Committee, and the results of
a poll conducted among riders who have been on Chapot-coached
teams led to the decision to continue the USETs successful
relationship with Chapot. The decision by the USET Show Jumping
Committee was approved by the Executive Committees of both the
USET and USA Equestrian (USAE).
Chapots leadership, the USET has won seven Olympic medals
and nine Pan American Games medals. Of the five Olympic Games
and five Pan American Games for which Chapot has been Chef dEquipe,
his teams have finished without a medal only once.
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