Articles: Press Release
US Team Announced for International CSIO Show Jumping Event in Florida
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2007
(Lexington, KY) - The USEF has announced the show jumping team which
will represent the United States against a stellar field of
international teams at the CSIO competition in Wellington Florida, March
7-11. This event is one of the premier show jumping competitions in the
United States this year and will showcase many of the international
athletes and horses that will be competing at the World Cup in Las Vegas
April 18-22nd. The event includes the only Nation's Cup international
team competition to be held in the United States in 2007.
The United States' team members are as follows:
- Margie Engle of Wellington, Florida, on Hidden Creek's Quervo Gold, a
13 year old Belgian Warmblood gelding, owned by the Hidden Creek Farm of
Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
- Lauren Hough of Wellington, Florida on Casadora, an 11 year old Dutch
Warmblood mare, owned by Laura & Meredith Mateo, of Weston,
- McLain Ward of Brewster, New York on Sapphire, an 12 year old Belgian
Warmblood mare, owned by McLain Ward & Blue Chip Bloodstock of Brewster,
- Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, New York on Integrity, an 10 year old
Dutch Warmblood gelding, owned by Abigail Wexner, of New Albany, Ohio.
The alternates are:
- Laura Kraut of Wellington, Florida on Anthem, a 16 year old Dutch
Warmblood gelding, owned by The Summit Syndicate.
- Todd Minikus, Wellington, Florida, on Olinda, a 11 year old Dutch
Warmblood mare, owned by Houlihan Lawrence of Bronxville, New York.
- Molly Ashe, Wellington, Florida, on Cocu, a 15 year old Holsteiner
mare, owned by Jane F. Clark of New York, New York.
The United States' Chef d'Equipe is George Morris, who guided the U.S
team to a Team Silver Medal at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in
Aachen, Germany, as well as the Samsung Super League Championship in
2005 and a second place finish in the 2006 Samsung Super League this
past summer. In addition to the U.S team nine other international teams
are expected to compete in Friday's event. Many of the top riders in
the world including former Olympians and World Equestrian Games athletes
will be competing in this event.
For more information contact Maria Partlow, Senior Vice President
Marketing and Communications, 859-225-6941 or email@example.com.
As the National Governing Body (NGB) of Equestrian Sport, the United
States Equestrian Federation(r), Inc. (USEF) is the regulatory body for
28 breeds and disciplines, including our country's international teams
competing in the disciplines of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing,
para-equestrian, reining, show jumping and vaulting. With over 87,000
members, it is the country's largest multi-breed organization and
annually license more than 2,800 competitions nationwide. The USEF
governs all aspects of competition, including education and licensing of
all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate shows.
Vision Statement: The vision of United States Equestrian Federation(r)
is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of
America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grassroots to the
Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the
welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best
national equestrian federation in the world.