Articles: Press Release
Singer Wins Her Fifth USET Pairs Championship
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, email@example.com
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladstone, NJ-September 24, 2001-Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA won the
United States Equestrian Team (USET) Pairs Championship for the third
consecutive year and fifth time overall. The Championship was held during
the Gladstone Driving Event, September 21 - 23 at the USET Headquarters and
Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
With her victory, Singer, driving horses owned by Anne (Mimi) Thorington,
matched Larry Poulin's record of five Championship titles. Singer, the only
woman driver to win the Championship, won in 1994, and again in 1997, 1999
and 2000. This year, she finished with a three phase score of 123.49
penalties. She won the dressage phase with a score of 43.40, was second in
the marathon with 76.59, and won the cones with no knockdowns and 3.50 time
Following Singer in the standings was Elizabeth Chesson of Bedminster, NJ
with horses owned by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chesson. She finished with a three
phase score of 128.64 penalties. The horses Chesson drove, Aristocrat and
Bossanova were retired immediately after the competition. Third place went
to Larry Poulin of Gray, ME with horses owned by Natasha Grigg. His three
phase score was 130.13 penalties.
Singer and Poulin recently teamed with David Saunders to finish 7th at the
2001 FEI World Pairs Championship in Riesenbeck, Germany.
Nancy Johnson of Lincoln, MA driving her own horse won the Gladstone Singles
Championship, which served as a USET selection trial for the 2002 Singles
World Championship to be held in Conty, France, August 28 - September 1,
2002. She finished with a score of 120.07 points.
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.