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United States Equestrian Team Names Squad to Compete at CSIO Spruce Meadows

Gladstone, NJ—August 7, 2002—The Untied States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the team that will compete at CSIO Spruce Meadows, September 4-8, in Calgary, Canada. The USET named four riders to the team as well as two alternates.

The riders named to the team are:

Ray Texel of Beverly Hills, CA, on Lexicon, owned by Beverly Hills Equestrian
Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington, FL, on Hidden Creek’s Perin, owned by Hidden Creek
Alison Firestone of Upperville, VA, on Casanova, owned by Mr.& Mrs. Bertram Firestone
Laura Kraut of Oconomowoc, WI, on Anthem, owned by Summit Syndicate


Schuyler Riley of Wellington, FL, on Illian, owned by South Beach Stables
Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, on Oh Star, owned by Todd Minikus

Riders were selected based on their performances during the six selection trials held in California in July to choose the team that will compete at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain in September. The riders named to represent the U.S. at CSIO Spruce Meadows placed just behind those named to the squad to represent the U.S. at the World Equestrian Games in the selection trials. Fifth place finisher, Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, on Judgement, owned by Iron Spring Farm, elected to hold the alternate position on the team traveling to the World Equestrian Games team rather than accept a place on the CSIO Spruce Meadows squad.

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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