Articles: Press Release
S. Tucker S. Johnson Honored with Whitney Stone Cup
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, email@example.com
Gladstone, NJ—April 10, 2001—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is
pleased to honor combined driver Tucker Johnson as the 2001 recipient of the
Whitney Stone Cup.
Each year, since 1980, the USET has recognized an individual who has
achieved a distinguished record in international competition while also
serving as an ambassador for the USET and equestrian sports by presenting
them with the Whitney Stone Cup.
Tucker Johnson has been driving away with top honors nationally and
internationally for over a decade. The final cones phase is Johnson's forte,
and as a result he's been dubbed the "King of Cones." He has won the USET
Four-In-Hand Championship five times including a record four consecutive --
in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Johnson represented the United States in the World Four-In-Hand
Championships in 1994, 1998 and 2000. In 1998, he was the top U.S. finisher
with an impressive fifth-place finish. That year, he was named USET Athlete
of the Month in both August and October and was named Driving Horseman of
the Year by the Chronicle of the Horse. He followed that up with another
strong year in 1999 when he finished as the second ranked driver on the FEI
World Four-In-Hand rankings.
In 2000, Johnson finished seventh in the World Four-In-Hand Championships
and he ended the year ranked number two on the FEI World Four-In-Hand
Johnson has twice represented the USET in the World Pairs Championships, in
1993 and in 1991 when he helped the USET win the team Gold Medal in Zwettl,
In 1990, Johnson won the Pairs Division title at the Royal Windsor Horse
Show in England.
Johnson was presented with the award at the USET annual meeting in Tampa, FL
on April 2.
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.