States Equestrian Team Announces U.S. Team for CSIO Wellington
New JerseyFebruary 27, 2003The United States Equestrian
Team (USET) has announced the U.S. team that will compete at CSIO
Wellington at the Winter Equestrian Festival, March 5-9 at the
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL, at which the
primary competition is the Samsung Nations Cup, presented
four riders, chosen based on their ranking on the USET Show Jumping
Computer List as of January 24, 2003, are Margie Goldstein Engle
of Wellington, FL; Lauren Hough of Ocala, FL; Beezie Madden of
Cazenovia, NY; and McLain Ward of Brewster, NY. The alternate
for the team is Schuyler Riley of Wellington, FL.
of these riders were members of the U.S. team that took first
place in the Samsung Nations Cup competition at CSIO Wellington
in 2002 Engle, an Olympic veteran and record seven-time
American Grandprix Association (AGA) Rider of the Year; Hough,
Engles 2000 Sydney Olympic teammate; and Ward, who is currently
in first place in the FEI World Cup standings for the USA East
these riders is Madden, who was on the U.S. team that competed
in the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Spain.
alternate for the 2003 team, Riley won the 2001 AGA Show Jumping
Championship and the $150,000 Budweiser American Invitational,
the culminating event of the Winter Equestrian Festival, in 2000.
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