start for U.S. at World Equestrian Games
de la Frontera, SpainSeptember 11, 2002Dressage rider
Sue Blinks of Wellington, FL got the United States Equestrian
Team (USET) off to a great start at the 2002 World Equestrian
Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, on Wednesday morning.
riding Flim Flam owned by Fritz Kundrun and Dressage Sponsor Corporation,
received an impressive score of 72.03% to take an early lead in
the competition. Teammate Debbie McDonald of Hailey, ID, on Brentina
owned by Perry & Peggy Thomas, will be the second rider for
the U.S. in the Grand Prix, the team dressage competition, on
Wednesday afternoon. The team dressage will conclude on Thursday.
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 www.uset.org