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Athlete Representation Selected For U.S. Equestrian Board

Lexington, KY and Gladstone, NJ – July 1, 2003 – As required by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the newly formed United States Equestrian Federation Board must include at least 20% representation by eligible Athletes on its Board and certain committees. There are two seats for each of the Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping, one seat for each of the FEI disciplines of Driving, Endurance, Reining and Vaulting, one seat for a Paralympic athlete and one seat to be held by the USOC Active Athletes Committee Representative.

The following athletes have been selected as voted on by their peers:


Sue Blinks of Wellington, FL
Robert Dover of Wellington, FL

Karen O’Connor of The Plains, VA
Bruce Davidson, Sr. of Unionville, PA

Leslie Howard of Westport, CT
Anne Kursinski of Frenchtown, NJ

Chester Weber of Ocala, FL or Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA (run-off pending)

Valarie Kanavy of Fort Valley, VA

Pete Kyle of Whitesboro, TX

Devon Maitozo of Los Angeles, CA


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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