Articles: Press Release
United States Equestrian Team Announces Schedule of 2003 Eventing Developing Rider
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
Gladstone, NJ-January 17, 2003-The United States Equestrian Team (USET)
will host three eventing training sessions for developing riders in
January and February, 2003. The training sessions will be conducted by
USET's Developing Rider Coach, Olympic Gold Medalist David O'Connor who
captained the 2002 Gold Medal-winning World Equestrian Games eventing
The USET's Eventing Developing Rider Program is available to riders of
any age who aspire to compete at the highest levels of the sport. To
qualify, each horse/rider combination must have completed a CCI** or
above. Precedence is given to riders without prior team experience.
Aspiring Developing Riders have submitted applications and two
recommendation forms each, including at least one from a rider who has
competed at the CCI**** level. The USET Eventing Selectors are
reviewing all applications and will determine which applicants will be
invited to participate in this program.
The schedule for the 2003 Eventing Developing Rider Training
Sessions is as follows:
- January 27-29 at Longwood Farm, Ocala, FL
- January 30-February 1 at Winter Brook Farm, Southern Pines, NC
- February 11-13 at Galway Downs, Temecula, CA.
Auditors are welcome free of charge. Voluntary contributions to the
U.S. Equestrian Team would be greatly appreciated.
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.