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United States Equestrian Team Announces East Coast League Riders For Show Jumping World Cup Final

Gladstone, NJ—March 27, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the 8 U.S. East Coast League riders who have qualified to compete in Budweiser World Cup 2003, April 16-20, in Las Vegas, NV. The riders earned the right to compete at the Final by being the top finishers in the U.S. East Coast League. The riders are:

Name Hometown Total Points

McLain Ward Brewster, NY 91
Norman Dello Joio Wellington, FL 82
Beezie Madden Cazenovia, NY 73
Lauren Hough Wellington, FL 71
Margie Engle Wellington, FL 68
Leslie Howard Westport, CT 68
Candace King Wellington, FL 62
Laura Kraut Oconomowoc, WI 62

In addition to these 8 riders, the United States will also be represented by six other riders. Richard Spooner of Burbank, CA; Nicole and Will Simpson of Westlake Village, CA; and John French of Menlo Park, CA have qualified from the U.S. West Coast League. Peter Wylde, the individual Bronze Medalist in the Show Jumping World Championships at the 2002 World Equestrian Games has been granted a Wild Card spot and Robert Chelberg, an American living in Maastricht, The Netherlands, qualified from the Central European League.

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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