Articles: Press Release
USET Names Marilyn Adams As Director of Dressage Activities
Marty Bauman (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladstone, NJ July 3, 2002 The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is
pleased to announce the appointment of Marilyn Adams of Far Hills, NJ, as
Director of Dressage Activities.
Adams succeeds Maureen Pethick who has served as USET Director of Dressage
Activities since 1997. Pethick has chosen to step down from her current
role with the Team as she is expecting a baby in August.
It would not be fair to my family or to the riders for me to continue in my
current position, she said. To do this job well requires constant
attention and travel the job needs someone who can make it a priority and
for me, my priority is my family.
Pethick will remain on staff at the USET, filling the position of Executive
Assistant and Sponsor Relations Coordinator. Pethick will work closely with
Bonnie Jenkins, Executive Director on special projects, trustee and sponsor
Adams began working for the USET in 1999 as Assistant Director
of Show Jumping Activities. During her tenure with the Team, Adams has
assisted equestrian athletes with various aspects of international
competition. She recently served as Team Leader for the 2001 Show Jumping
European Tour in Scandinavia.
Prior to her involvement with the USET, Adams was Director of Dressage &
Endurance at USA Equestrian (formerly the AHSA). She has an extensive
background in equestrian sports. Adams is a graduate of Sweetbriar College,
As Director of Dressage Activities, Adams will serve as Team Leader for
dressage at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, September 10 - 23,
I am looking forward to my new role as Director of Dressage Activities and
I am especially looking forward to a medal-winning trip to Spain.
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.