Articles: Press Release
USET Finishes Seventh at FEI World Pairs
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, email@example.com
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladstone, NJ-August 20, 2001--The United States Equestrian Team (USET)
squad of drivers competing at the 2001 FEI World Pairs Championship in
Riesenbeck, Germany, August 16 - 19 finished seventh out of twenty teams.
Team members Larry Poulin of Gray, ME driving horses owned by Natasha Grigg;
David Saunders of Ocala, FL with horses owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Musler;
and Elizabeth Singer of Chadds Ford, PA with horses owned by Anne (Mimi)
Thornington, finished with a final score of 286.58 penalties. Hardy Zantke
served as Chef d'Equipe.
Seventy drivers from 20 nations competed in the Championship with the 1999
reigning World Champion, Hungary, successfully defending its Championship
with a score of 245.72. Second place and the team Silver Medal went to The
Netherlands with a score of 258.76 penalties, followed by Germany, the 1999
Silver Medal team, with a score of 263.26 for the Bronze.
The 1999 reigning individual World Champion, Vilmos Lazar of Hungary, won
the Gold Medal once again, winning the individual competition with a
three-phase score of 124.76 penalties. Second place went to Frederico Beck
of Portugal with a score of 125.92 penalties. Hungary's Zoltan Nyul, who
won the 1999 Bronze Medal, was third with a score of 129.98. Singer was the
highest placed U.S. driver, finishing in twelfth place with a score of
140.20. Saunders finished 40th with a score 170.38 penalties while Poulin
finished in 49th place with a score of 185.06 penalties.
The three drivers who represented the U.S. were selected after the final
pairs selection trials held during the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions
presented by State Line Tack in June at the USET Headquarters and Olympic
Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
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.