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USA Equestrian
U.S. Eventing Team Clinches Gold At WEG
Maitozo Brings Home Bronze In Vaulting

The United States Eventing Team took the Gold at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, on Sunday, September 15, by completing the jumping portion of the competition with a total of 32 penalties, bringing the team total to 175.40. This was more than enough to defeat the Silver Medal winning team of France, who finished with a score of 192.40 penalties. Great Britain won the Bronze Medal with a final tally of 199.40 penalties.

The U.S. Team, made up of David O'Connor riding Giltedge (Irish Sport Horse: Glen Bar x Kitty) owned by Jacqueline Mars, Amy Tryon riding her own Poggio II (Thoroughbred: Polynesian Flyer - Waves Club, by Toooverprime), John Williams riding his own Carrick (Canadian Sport Horse: Cozy's Commander - War Issue, by Northern Mystic), and Kim Vinoski riding the Plain Dealing Farm owned Winsome Adante (Thoroughbred: Saunter - Jus With Genoa, by Bohemond), took the lead after the completion of the cross-country portion of the competition in which Williams and Vinoski received only 2.80 and 2.40 time penalties respectively. This, accompanied by O'Connor's clean round in the jumping portion of the competition, secured the Gold Medal for the United States.

In the Men's Individual Vaulting competition Devon Maitozo moved from fourth position into third to take the Bronze Medal with an average of 8.612. Matthias Lang of France won the Gold Medal with a score of 8.973 and Germany's Gero Meyer took the Silver Medal with 8.771.

For complete results of the World Equestrian Games please visit the USA Equestrian web site at

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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