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Four USET Riders Receive FEI World Cup Silver Medal

Gladstone, NJ—May 21, 2002—Four United States Equestrian Team (USET) show jumping riders—Debbie Stephens, Chris Kappler, Robert Ridland and Will Simpson—were presented with the FEI World Cup Silver Medal at the 2002 FEI World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany on Saturday, May 4, 2002.

The prestigious award is given to riders who have competed in 100 World Cup show jumping competitions. World Cup Director Max E. Ammann presented the medals.

Since the inception of the World Cup Series in 1979, 55 riders have been honored with the World Cup Silver Medal. Previous USET riders to receive the award include Leslie Howard, Mark Leone, Hap Hansen, Katie Prudent, Margie Goldstein, Barney Ward, Peter Leone, Tim Grubb, Donald Cheska, Michael Matz, Susie Hutchison, Eric Hasbrouck, Anne Kursinski, Joe Fargis, Norman Dello Joio and Beezie Madden.

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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