USET ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2002 FUTURES REINING PROGRAM
Gladstone, New Jersey
October 23, 2001 The United States Equestrian Team (USET)
has announced the schedule of qualifying classes for the 2002 USET Futures
The Futures program
was created to aid the USET in identifying talented riders and providing
them with the needed national and international competitive experiences.
The program is one of many programs that the USET has developed to assist
riders in their quest for equestrian excellence.
A Futures rider is defined as a current USET member who is ranked outside the top fifty open riders on the 2002 USET Reining Long List. Horses entered in Futures classes must be 5 years of age or older.
Rider/horse combinations nominated for the Futures Program may not cross enter in USET Reining Championship qualifying classes during the same qualifying period/year, but may choose to participate in the USET Reining Championship.
There will be six $2,500 Futures qualifying classes sponsored by Sooner Trailer in 2002. The top 4 horse/rider combinations plus ties at 4th will qualify for the Sooner Trailer/USET Futures Reining Final held during the 2002 Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, presented by State Line Tack in June.
Since its acceptance of Reining as the Teams sixth discipline in 1998, the USET has worked to promote Reining. The first classes premiered at the 1999 Bayer/USET Festival of Champions.
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