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United States Equestrian Team Announces Eventing Short List For The 2002 World Equestrian Games

Gladstone, NJ—June 13, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the horses and riders named to the short list for the Eventing World Championships to be held at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, September 11-22.

Named to the list, in alphabetical order by rider, are:


Darren Chiacchia of Springville, NY R.G. Renegade Colleen Hofstetter
Nina Fout of Middleburg, VA 3 Magic Beans Nina Fout
Gina Miles of Creston, CA McKinlaigh Thomas Schulz
David O’Connor of The Plains, VA Giltedge Jacqueline B. Mars
Karen O’Connor of The Plains, VA Regal Scot Jacqueline B. Mars/Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thompson Amy Tryon of Redmond, WA Poggio II Amy Tryon or My Beau Leigh Mesher
Kim Vinoski of Scottsville, VA Winsome Adante Plain Dealing Farm
John Williams of Middleburg, VA Carrick John Williams

Named as alternates, in alphabetical order by rider, are:

Darren Chiacchia of Springville, NY Power Ty Darren Chiacchia
Bruce Davidson, Sr. of Unionville, PA Apparition Joan Heymann-Bergmann
Bruce Davidson, Jr. of Unionville, PA Class Touch First Class Syndicate
Beale Morris of Middleburg, VA Pathfinder Beale Morris
Bonnie Mosser of Coatesville, PA Jenga Bonnie Mosser
David O’Connor of The Plains, VA Custom Made Xandarius LLC
Natalie Rooney of San Marcos, CA Aladdin Natalie Rooney
Kim Vinoski of Scottsville, VA Royal Venture Plain Dealing Farm

Those named to the list will participate in a series of training sessions with USET Chef d’Equipe Captain Mark Phillips over the next two months. The training sessions will be held in Montana, Virginia and Pennsylvania. All short-listed horse rider combinations and alternates will then be required to participate in a Mandatory Short List Outing in The Plains, Virginia on August 16-17.

Following the Mandatory Short List Outing, the USET will ship eight short-listed horses to England for additional training with Captain Phillips. On September 9, the final squad of seven horses will be named and will travel to Spain for the Games. The selection of the four horse-and-rider combinations that will ride on the team and the two horse-and-rider combinations who will compete as individuals will be made after arrival in Spain.

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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