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USET Announces CDIO Aachen Dressage Team

Gladstone, NJ—June 12, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has named its four-member team plus one individual for CDIO Aachen. The team includes Debbie McDonald of Hailey, ID, with Brentina, owned by Peggy and Parry Thomas; Steffen Peters of Solana Beach, CA, on Grandeur, owned by Lila Kommerstadt; Guenter Seidel of Del Mar, CA, on Nikolaus, owned by Dick and Jane Brown; and Lisa Wilcox of Thousand Oaks, CA, with Relevant, owned by Gundula Vorwerk and Dr. Claus Crone-Munzebrock.

The individual rider/horse combination will be George Williams of Delaware, OH, and Rocher, owned by Charles & Joann Smith. CDIO Aachen takes place June 17-22 in Aachen, Germany.

Klaus Balkenhol will serve as the team coach and chef d'equipe. Dr. Midge Leitch will be the team veterinarian.

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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