Articles: Press Release
United States Equestrian Team to Host Dressage Training Sessions with Klaus Balkenhol
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
Gladstone, NJ-December 17 , 2002-The United States
Equestrian Team (USET) will host two dressage training sessions this
winter with Klaus Balkenhol, coach of the U.S. Silver Medal winning
dressage team at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Spain.
The first of the two sessions will be held for East coast
riders in Wellington, FL, January 24-26, 2003, while the second session
will be held for West coast riders in Indio, CA, February 4-6, 2003.
The training sessions will provide participants with an invaluable
Along with his role as coach for the U.S. dressage team, a
job he has held for nearly two years, Balkenhol also serves as Technical
Advisor to the USET. Balkenhol has won two team Gold Medals and an
individual Bronze as a competitor in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
At the World Equestrian Games in 1994, Balkenhol won the team Gold and
individual Silver Medals. He has also won Gold and Silver Medals in the
1991, 1993, and 1995 European Championships.
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.