Riders Named for USET Intermediaire I Championship/Pan
American Games Dressage Selection Trials at Bayer/USET
Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack
Gladstone, NJJune 5, 2003 The 2003 Bayer/United States
Equestrian Team (USET) Festival of Champions, Presented by State
Line Tack, will host the Pan American Games dressage selection
trials, June 19-22 at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone,
USET Intermediaire I Championship at the Festival will serve as
the selection trials to choose the rider/horse combinations who
will represent the United States in dressage at the 2003 Pan American
Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 7-10.
To qualify for the selection trials, rider/horse combinations
had to compete in a series of qualifying events held throughout
the country from September, 2002 June 1, 2003. Rider/horse
combinations had to compete in the Prix St. Georges and the Intermediaire
I in a minimum of two USET Qualifying Competitions. At least one
of those competitions had to be a CDI (Concours Dressage Internationale).
In addition, combinations had to complete one Intermediaire I
Freestyle at a qualifier.
The following are the top twelve qualified riders (one of whom
has qualified with two horses) for the Pan Am Selection Trials:
Brons/Josien Wellington, FL
Margot McAllister/Bravo Upperville, VA
Tina Konyot/Liberty Palm City, FL
Brooke Doss/Westcott Charlotte, NC
Kathleen Raine/Lord Glendale Murrieta, CA
Jan Ebeling/Feleciano Moorpark, CA
Tara Stegen/New Tango Wellington, FL
Susan Dutta/West Side Lady Thornwood, NY
Carol Lavell/Much Ado Loxahatchee, FL
Kristina Harrison-Nanese/Kantor Burbank, CA
Jan Ebeling/Liberte Moorpark, CA
Arlene Page/Wild One Wellington, FL
David Wightman/Garein Murrieta, CA
In addition to the Intermediaire Championship, the Dressage Division
at the Festival will also feature the USET Grand Prix Championship,
qualifiers for the North American Young Riders Championships
to be held in August in Bromont, Quebec, and the National Disability
Sports Alliance (NDSA) Championship for Riders with Disabilities.
The NDSA Championship will serve as the final selection trial
for the team that will represent the U.S. at the World Championships
for Riders with Disabilities to be held in Belgium in September.
with dressage competition, the Festival will feature Show Jumping
with the $50,000 Rolex/USET Show Jumping Championship and the
USET Junior and Amateur-Owner Talent Derbies, both presented by
BET on Jazz.
2003 Festival will also host the USET Endurance 75-Mile Championship,
a Fédération Equestre Internationale (International
Equestrian Federation FEI)-sanctioned CEI** ride. The ride
will take place in and around the USET grounds.
Bayer Reining Division will feature the USET Futures Championship
and the Reining Young Rider Medal Final.
In addition to top-level equestrian competition, spectators will
be able to enjoy a day of family fun and entertainment. A wide
range of gourmet dining options as well as a country fair will
complement the equestrian activities taking place in three rings.
The fair will feature equine demonstrations, falconry and blacksmith
demonstrations, the Jersey Fresh Horse Expo, as well as vendors
offering top-quality jewelry, souvenirs, and products for the
home as well as the stable.
General admission will be ten dollars for adults and five dollars
for children under the age of twelve. Children under the age of
six will again be admitted free of charge. There will be free
admission for all spectators on Thursday, June 19.
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