Articles: Press Release
Norman Dello Joio and Candice King Score Major Victories for the
U.S. at CSIO-Hickstead
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, email@example.com
Gladstone, NJ-July 30, 2001-United States Equestrian Team (USET) veteran
Show Jumping rider and 1992 Olympic Individual Bronze Medalist Norman Dello
Joio of Wellington, FL won the Refco King George V Gold Cup at The Royal
International Horse Show (CSIO-Hickstead) in West Sussex England on July 29.
Dello Joio was clear with Glasgow, owned by The Glasgow Group, with the
fastest time of 55.53 seconds Dello Joio joins the ranks of past U.S. riders
who have won the prestigious title. Previous U.S. winners include two time
Olympic team Silver Medalist and USET Chef d'Equipe, Frank Chapot with Main
Spring in 1974; Olympic individual Gold Medalist Bill Steinkraus who won the
title in 1956 and 1964 on First Boy and Sinjon, respectively; Pan American
Games Gold Medalist Hugh Wiley in 1958 and 1959 on Master William and
Nautical, respectively; and Fred Bontecou in 1926 on Bally McShane.
Another major victory was scored for the U.S. when Candice King, in her
first competition since participating on the 2001 USET Developing Rider
European tour, won the Hasseroeder Queen Elizabeth II Cup riding Elu de la
Hardiere, owned by Peter Nissen. She is the first U.S. rider to win the
title since Mary Chapot in 1968. King was clear with the fastest time of
39.66 seconds to beat an international field of 28 riders.
Sally Ike, USET Director of Show Jumping Activities commented, " These
victories of Norman's and Candice's are so significant for them as
individual riders and for the United States. Candice was recently a member
on the USET European Developing rider tour that won the seven classes at
CSIO Drammen in Norway including the Samsung Nations Cup, beating teams from
nine other countries. Her win at Hickstead proves the value of the
education the riders receive on these tours. The USET designed the tour
especially for Show Jumping Developing Riders to provide them with European
exposure which is so critical to future successes."
Additionally, the U.S. was fourth in the Samsung Nations Cup of Great
Britain at Hickstead. In addition to King and Dello Joio, team riders
included Peter Wylde of Dover Plains, NY riding Fein Cera, owned by Fein
Cera Group, and Eric Hasbrouck riding Ludwig, owned by Trelawny Farm.
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.