Articles: Press Release
Pan American Games Show Jumping Selection Trials to be Held at Lexington,
Kentucky, May 10-17
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
Gladstone, NJ-April 3, 2003-The United States Equestrian
Team (USET) has announced plans for the 2003 Pan American Games show
jumping selection trials to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in
Lexington, KY, May 10-17.
Six rounds of jumping will be held over four days and will
be used to decide the team of four horse-and-rider combinations plus an
alternate to represent the United States at the 2003 Pan American Games
in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 2-17.
The first trial will be on Saturday, May 10. The second and
third trial, where each horse-and-rider combination will jump the same
course twice, will follow on Sunday, May 11. Trial number four will
take place on Thursday, May 15. In the final trial on Saturday, May 17,
each horse-and-rider combination will jump two different courses.
Horse-rider combinations must qualify for the trials by
jumping a clear round in one of the designated qualifiers held earlier
this year. In addition, riders are limited to two horses unless the
selectors permit them to compete on an additional horse.
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.