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Kimberly Vinoski Named USET Athlete of the Month for April 2002

Gladstone, NJ—May 1, 2002—Kimberly Vinoski of Scottsville, VA was named the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Athlete of the Month for April following her win at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI****, presented by Bayer. The win, on Winsome Adante, a nine-year-old English Thoroughbred owned by Plain Dealing Farm, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 25-28, 2002, marked Vinoski’s first win at the Olympic-level.

Vinoski, who was sitting in fourth position following the completion of dressage on Friday, posted a clear cross-country round on a rainy Saturday, one of only four on the day. In Sunday’s final phase of stadium jumping held in windy conditions, Vinoski picked up eight penalties after having two rails down, but managed to hang on to the lead with a three-day total of 56.20 penalty points.

"I am a very lucky person to have the owner that I do and very fortunate to do what I love," said Vinoski. Vinoski left the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event with a winner's check of $60,000 and a Rolex timepiece.

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event served as a USET selection trial for this year’s Eventing World Championships to be held at the World Equestrian Games in Spain in September. Vinoski beat out an international field that included Olympic and World Championship veterans from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland and the United States.

Vinoski rode Over The Limit to victory in the Rolex/USET Three-Star Spring Championship at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, presented by Bayer, in 1999. In 2001, Vinoski won the Blenheim CCI*** in Woodstock, England on Winsome Adante. Earlier that year, she rode Winsome Adante to the Reserve Championship in the USET Three-Star Spring Championship at the MBNA Foxhall Cup.


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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