Horse-and-Rider Combinations Vie For A Position on the 2002
USET Show Jumping World Equestrian Games Team
Mar, CAJuly 22, 2002After three rounds of competition
in the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping Selection
Trials for the 2002 World Equestrian Games, Lauren Hough and her
Sydney Olympic mount, Clasiko, lead a field of thirty-eight horse-and-rider
combinations with a total score of four faults. The first three
trials to select the team to compete at the 2002 World Equestrian
Games to be held in Jerez, Spain this September ran July 20-21
at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar, CA.
Hough and Clasiko turned in clear rounds in Selection Trial #1
and Selection Trial #3. Knocking down only one rail in Selection
Trial #2, Houghs score of four faults over the first three
trials puts her in first place going into the final three trials
which will take place at the Oaks Blenheim International CSI-A,
July 26 and 28.
clear scores in Selection Trial #1 and Selection Trial #3 was
Ray Texel on Lexicon. Texel finished with five faults in Trial
#2 to put him in second place behind Hough in the overall standings.
Hough and Texel are the only two riders to jump two fault-free
rounds at this point in the trials.
Bezzie Madden and Judgement and Nicole Shahainian Simpson and
El Campeons Cirka Z currently share the third position on
the list with a total of eight faults. Both riders finished with
four-fault performances in Trial #2 and Trial #3.
Five riders have incurred twelve faults in the Selection Trials
thus far. Those riders are Molly Ashe/Kroon Gravin, Margie Goldstein
Engle/Hidden Creeks Perin, Leslie Howard/Priobert Kalvarie,
Ray Texel/Fleur, and McLain Ward /Viktor.
three rounds left to jump, the competition moves up the coast
to The Oaks/Blenheim International CSI-A in San Juan Capistrano
for trials four though six, July 26-28.
a full list of results and current standings, please visit the
USET website at www.uset.org.
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