Articles: Press Release
Peter Wylde Honored With Whitney Stone Cup
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
Gladstone, NJ-April 10, 2003-- The United States Equestrian Team (USET)
has honored show jumping rider Peter Wylde as the 2003 recipient of the
Whitney Stone Cup.
Each year, since 1980, the USET has recognized an individual who has
achieved a distinguished record in international competition while also
serving as an ambassador for the USET and equestrian sports by
presenting them with the Whitney Stone Cup.
Wylde's international show jumping successes are highlighted
by the individual Bronze Medal in the Show Jumping World Championships
at the 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG), in Jerez de la Frontera,
Spain. His medal was the first by a U.S. show jumping rider at the
World Championships since Conrad Homfeld's individual Silver in 1986.
Also at the World Equestrian Games, Wylde's horse Fein Cera was named
Best Horse of the Games, the first U.S. horse to achieve that since Gem
Twist in 1990.
Wylde also won individual and team Silver Medals at the 1999
Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada.
Wylde represented the USET at the World Cup Finals in
Gothenburg, Sweden in 1997, 1999 and 2001. That last year, he tied for
sixth place overall.
In 1999, Wylde was Co-Champion of the $100,000 Rolex/USET
Show Jumping Championship at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions just
before earning his team and individual Silver Medals at the Pan American
Games. In additional to several U.S. Grand Prix wins, he also won the
Van Vlanderen Grand Prix in Belgium in December 2000.
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.