Offers Free Admission to the BET/USET Show Jumping Talent
Search Final - East
NJSeptember 8, 2003The United States Equestrian Team
(USET) will offer free admission to the 2003 BET/USET Show Jumping
Talent Search Final-East, October 4-5, at the USET Olympic Training
Center in Gladstone, NJ.
nations top equitation riders under the age of 21, who have
qualified through their placement in regional BET/USET Show Jumping
Talent Search classes throughout the qualifying year, will gather
in Gladstone to compete in one of the nations most prestigious
BET/USET Show Jumping Talent Search Final consists of four competition
phases designed to provide competitors with a challenging and
rigorous final and help the USET identify future international
competitors. In the Flat Phase, riders perform specific tests
of their riding skills without jumps; in the Gymnastic Phase,
riders jump combinations of obstacles. During the Jumping Phase,
competitors negotiate a grand prix style jumping course of fences.
In Phase Four, only the top four riders return to begin a ride-off
phase. During this final phase, riders compete with their own
horse over a course of jumps, and then ride each of the other
entries horses over the same course.
in 1965 as the USET Medal program, the BET/USET Show Jumping Talent
Search encourages young rider development and awards USET Gold,
Silver and Bronze Medals to competitors who have won classes held
at horse shows throughout the United States. In 1982, the program
incorporated year-end Finals as a further goal.
year, East Coast riders will vie for top honors in the BET/USET
Show Jumping Talent Search Final October 4-5. West Coast riders
compete for the Championship in the West Coast Final, September
19-20 in Burbank, 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 www.uset.org