Articles: Press Release
Lisa Wilcox Enters Top Ten of the BCM FEI
World Dressage Riders Rankings
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, email@example.com
Gladstone, New Jersey =96 July 23, 2001=96 The United States Equestrian Team
(USET) is proud to announce that for the first time, a non European rider,
Lisa Wilcox of Thousand Oaks, CA and Cloppenburg, Germany, has entered the
top ten of the BCM FEI World Dressage Riders Rankings.
Wilcox is currently competing at the Grand Prix level with Rohdiamant and
Relevant, owned by Gundula Vorwerk. She has moved up the FEI rankings based
on such recent accomplishments as winning the Grand Prix Championship with
Relevant at CDI*** Zwolle, The Netherlands in March where she scored a
76.93% in the Grand Prix Freestyle. She was also second in the Grand Prix
with Friedenfurst, owned by Merzdorf, with 71.68%. The following week at
the Grand Prix at CDI*** in Dortmund, Germany, Wilcox placed third with
Rohdiamant with a score of 72.74%.
Wilcox is currently training with Ernst Hoyos who is a rider for the Spanish
Riding School in Vienna, Austria.
"This is an exciting and noteworthy accomplishment for Lisa as a rider and
for the United States as a nation. We are very proud of her to have made it
into the top ten among such renowned international competitors as the 2000
Olympic Bronze Medalist Ulla Salzeberg of Germany, who is ranked first on
the list, and the Netherlands=92 Anky Van Grunsven, who won the Individual
Gold Medal at the 2000 Olympic Games, and is ranked second," said Maureen
Pethick, USET Director of Dressage Activities.
Wilcox recently commented, "I am hoping to qualify for the World Equestrian
Games in Spain. At this point I am qualifying both horses, Rohdiamant and
Relevant, equally. I am also keeping Athens in mind in 2004 with several up
and coming horses."
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
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