Articles: Press Release
Jennifer Nice Added to USET Squad for the Endurance World Championships
Marty Bauman (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Smith (908) 234-1251, email@example.com
GLADSTONE, NEW JERSEY-July 11, 2000-Jennifer Nice of Orange,CA riding Al
Baraaq has been added to the United States Equestrian Team (USET) squad of
riders and horses named to represent the United States in the 2000 World
Endurance Championship to be held August 26 in Compiegne, France.
Nice, who had been named previously as the first alternate, was added to the
squad when Karen Binns DiCammillo of Las Cruces, New Mexico on Sr Sharee
"While Ms. DiCamillo and her horse are fit, healthy and otherwise ready and
eligible to compete for the United States at the 2000 World Endurance
Championship, the unfortunate application of rigid timing requirements
regarding certain innoculations for entry in Europe have forced her
withdrawal from the US Endurance Squad," explained Mary Lutz, USET Director
of Endurance Activities.
- In addition to Nice, already named to the squad of six (in alphabetical
- Darolyn Butler-Dial of Humble Texas on DJB Albanet,
- Marcia Smith, DVM of Loomis, California on Saamson CC,
- Rita Swift of Worthington, West Virginia on Just Cass,
- Stephanie Teeter of Princeton, Idaho on Nature's Kruschev, and
- Darla Westlake of Dexter, Oregon on MC Rams Z.
In addition, reigning World Champion Valerie Kanavy of Fort Valley, Virginia
has exercised her option to defend her title and will compete as an
individual on a horse of her choosing. Kanavy won the 1998 World
Championship held in the United Arab Emirates on High Winds Jedi. She had
previously won the World Championship in 1994 and placed second to her
daughter Danielle by one second in 1996.
The USET also named horse-and-rider combinations as alternates to the World
- They are:
- Constance Walker of Plainfield, New Hampshire on DML Smoke Silver,
- Patti Pizzo of Jamison, Pennsylvania on Savaq,
- Melissa Crain of Franklin, Tennessee on Charbiel,
- Jan Worthington of Scales Mound, Illinois on GMF Musca Song and
- Jazon Wonders of Peteluma, California on Milarepa.
The United States has been a dominant force in endurance riding, having won
the individual Gold Medal at every World Championship since the biennial
event was first held in 1986. Additionally, the U.S. won team Gold Medals in
1988 and 1996, as well as team Silver in 1992 and 1998.
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.