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USET Announces Dates for 2004 Olympic Games Show Jumping Selection Trials

Gladstone, New Jersey—September 19, 2003—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced that the Show Jumping Selection Trials for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games will be held in Del Mar and San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Trials will be held May 14-15 at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar and May 22-23 at Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano. These two sites previously hosted highly-successful trials for the 2000 Olympics and 2002 World Equestrian Games.

Del Mar will host the first three trials. Trial 1 will be held on Friday evening, May 14. Trial 2 will be held on Saturday afternoon, May 15, and Trial 3 (over the same course) will held that evening. The selection trials move to San Juan Capistrano for Trial 4 on Saturday, May 22 and for Trials 5 and 6 on Sunday, May 23.

Horse-and-rider combinations wishing to compete in Show Jumping Selection Trials for the 2004 Olympic Games must qualify by achieving a performance standard in one or more USET and/or Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) qualifying classes. Information about the qualifiers is available on the USET website at or by contacting Mrs. Sally Ike, USET Director of Show Jumping, at (908) 234-1251. Full selection procedures will be available on the USET website once they have been approved by the USOC.

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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