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USPC Team Members Show Excellence At Pony Jumper Championships

USA Equestrian is pleased to congratulate the United States Pony Club Pony Jumper Team Members for their extraordinary performances at the 2002 USA National Pony Jumper Championships presented by Salamander Farm. The USPC sent a team of four pony/rider combinations and one alternate for the first time to the USA National Pony Jumper Championships, August 6-8, 2002. The Team members were Kate Marcotte, Krista Lynn Innerst, Wilhemina Horzepa, Kathryn Fogerty, and Jill Hubbuch as the alternate. Richard Lamb and Linda Allen were the Co-Chef d' Equipe's. The USPC Team members were chosen by a USPC selection committee, which reviewed videos, and competitions, which demonstrated the members' talent and ability.

The first phase of the individual round began with a field of 35, on Tuesday, August 6. Kate Marcotte, riding Indigo, finished 4th with a clean round and a time of 57.361, Krista Lynn Innerst, riding Rainbow Bright, finished 6th with a clean round and a time of 61.203, and Wilhemina Horzepa finished 8th with a clean round and a time of 64.821. Kathryn Fogarty finished 18th with 11 faults and a time of 68.291 and Jill Hubbuch finished 22nd with 18 faults and a time of 17.592.

Team Competition was held Wednesday, August 7, 2002. The USPC went head to head with nine other teams and finished 5th overall. The second round of the Individual Phase was held Thursday, August 8, 2002. In a field of 33, Krista Lynn Innerst and Kate Marcotte had double clean rounds, which would have qualified them to ride off for the Gold Medal. USPC members were not eligible to compete for the USOC Junior Olympic Medals as they qualified under different criteria then the USA Equestrian Team members.

USA Equestrian was proud to have the USPC Team Members participate in this year's event and would like to congratulate each team member for their great success at the 2002 USA National Pony Jumper Championships.

USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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