Articles: Press Release
USET Announces Schedule for 2002 Futures
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, email@example.com
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladstone, New Jersey –October 23, 2001— The United States Equestrian Team
(USET) has announced the schedule of qualifying classes for the 2002 USET
Futures Reining Championship.
National Western Stock Show|
Florida Reining Horse Classic|
Arizona Reining Horse Classic|
Gordyville Breeders Cup|
National Reining Breeders Classic|
Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, presented by State Line Tack|
The Futures program was created to aid the USET in identifying talented
riders and providing them with the needed national and international
competitive experiences. The program is one of many programs that the USET
has developed to assist riders in their quest for equestrian excellence.
In April 2000, Reining was adopted as a newly-sanctioned international
discipline by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) at its annual
General Assembly in Germany. As FEI recognized Reining competitions begin
to be held internationally, it is the focus of the USET Futures Reining
program to provide the needed competition and training grants and support to
its US riders to compete and win medals internationally.
A Futures rider is defined as a current USET member who is ranked outside
the top fifty open riders on the 2002 USET Reining Long List. Horses
entered in Futures classes must be 5 years of age or older.
Rider/horse combinations nominated for the Futures Program may not cross
enter in USET Reining Championship qualifying classes during the same
qualifying period/year, but may choose to participate in the USET Reining
There will be six $2,500 Futures qualifying classes sponsored by Sooner
Trailer in 2002. The top 4 horse/rider combinations plus ties at 4th will
qualify for the Sooner Trailer/USET Futures Reining Final held during the
2002 Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, presented by State Line Tack in June.
Since its acceptance of Reining as the Team’s sixth discipline in 1998, the
USET has worked to promote Reining. The first classes premiered at the 1999
Bayer/USET Festival of Champions.
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.