Articles: Press Release
Engle, Hough, Kappler and Kraut Nominated for Pan American Games Show
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
Gladstone, NJ-May 17, 2003-The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has
nominated Margie Goldstein Engle, Chris Kappler, Lauren Hough and Laura
Kraut, plus Beezie Madden as alternate, for the show jumping team that
will represent the United States in the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo
Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 2-17.
The choices were made following the completion of selection trials in
Lexington, KY, May 10-17. Executive Committee sub-committees of the USET
and USA Equestrian approved the choices that will now be submitted to
the U.S. Olympic Committee for final approval and selection to the U.S.
Pan Am team.
Engle, of Wellington, FL, was chosen on Hidden Creek's Perin, owned by
Hidden Creek Farm. Hough, also of Wellington, was chosen on Windy City,
owned by Peppercorn Ltd. Kappler, of Pittstown, NJ, was chosen on Royal
Kaliber, owned by Kappler and Kathy Kamine. Kraut, of Oconomowoc, WI,
was chosen on Anthem, owned by The Summit Syndicate. Madden, of
Cazenovia, NY, was chosen as alternate on Conquest II, owned by Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Patton.
Six rounds of trials were held over four days. Engle, Kraut and Madden
placed one-two-three in the trials. The Pan American Games selection
process, developed initially by the Active Riders Committee and approved
by the Executive Committees of both the United States Equestrian Team
and USA Equestrian, also allowed "Selectors to nominate one or two
horse-and-rider combinations to the team before the conclusion of the
trials." The Selectors chose to do so and nominated first Kappler, then
Hough, to the team.
Final results and standings of the selection trials are available at
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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, vaulters and horses - and provides the
support and guidance they need to help them attain their fullest
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