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USET Mandatory Short List Outing for the 2002 WEG Eventing Team

Gladstone, NJ—July 23, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET), Banbury Cross Farm and Great Meadows will be hosting the Mandatory Short List Outing for the 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG) Eventing Team on August 16-17. The following horse-and-rider combinations named to the Short List or as Alternates to the Short List are required to attend this competition as part of the selection process for the 2002 World Equestrian Games Eventing Competition:

(in alphabetical order by rider)

Darren Chiacchia RG Renegade
Nina Fout 3 Magic Beans
Gina Miles McKinlaigh
David O’Connor Giltedge
Karen O’Connor Regal Scot
Amy Tryon Poggio or My Beau
Kim Vinoski Windsome Adante
John Williams Carrick

(in alphabetical order by rider)

Darren Chiacchia Power Ty
Bruce Davidson, Sr. Apparition
Bruce Davidson, Jr. Class Touch
Beale Wright Morris Pathfinder
Bonnie Mosser Jenga
David O’Connor Custom Made
Natalie Rooney Aladdin
Kim Vinoski Royal Venture

Riders preparing for the 2002 World Equestrian Games from several other countries as well as US riders preparing to compete at the Burghley CCI**** and Blenheim CCI*** this fall in the UK may also be taking part in the USET Mandatory Short List Outing.

The Mandatory Short List Outing will be held in the form of an advanced combined test with cross country. The combined test will take place at Banbury Cross Farm, 22959 Carters Farm Lane in Middleburg, VA on Friday, August 16. Dressage will take place from approximately 7:00 AM until noon. Show jumping will start at approximately 6:00 PM and will continue for about one hour. The show jumping phase will be held as part of a benefit for the eventing athletes competing in the 2002 World Equestrian Games. The cross country schooling phase of the competition will take place at Great Meadows on the morning of Saturday, August 17. It is expected that the first horse on course will begin at 8:00 AM. This phase of the Mandatory Outing should take approximately one and a half hours to complete.

Spectators are welcome free of charge for the dressage and cross country phases. Anyone wishing to attend the show jumping phase /USET benefit are welcome provided they R.S.V.P. by August 12 to Kim Rippard at the USET 908-234-1251, ext. 25 and understand that they will be invited to support the USET World Equestrian Games eventing athletes at this function.

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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