States Equestrian Team to Host Dressage Training Sessions
with Klaus Balkenhol
NJDecember 17 , 2002The United States Equestrian Team
(USET) will host two dressage training sessions this winter with
Klaus Balkenhol, coach of the U.S. Silver Medal winning dressage
team at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Spain.
The first of the two sessions will be held for East coast riders
in Wellington, FL, January 24-26, 2003, while the second session
will be held for West coast riders in Indio, CA, February 4-6,
2003. The training sessions will provide participants with an
invaluable training experience.
Along with his role as coach for the U.S. dressage team, a job
he has held for nearly two years, Balkenhol also serves as Technical
Advisor to the USET. Balkenhol has won two team Gold Medals and
an individual Bronze as a competitor in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic
Games. At the World Equestrian Games in 1994, Balkenhol won the
team Gold and individual Silver Medals. He has also won Gold and
Silver Medals in the 1991, 1993, and 1995 European Championships.
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