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Show Jumping Selection Procedures for Athens Olympic Games
Now Available on USEF Website

Gladstone, New Jersey—February 2, 2004—The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced that the show jumping selection procedures for this summer’s Olympic Games are now available by visiting the USEF’s website at and clicking on “High Performance”.

The 2004 Olympic Games will take place in Athens, Greece, August 13-29. The show jumping competition will be held August 22-27.

The Show Jumping Selection Trials will take place in Del Mar and San Juan Capistrano, CA, May 14, 15, 22 and 23. Horse-and-rider combinations wishing to compete in Show Jumping Selection Trials for the 2004 Olympic Games must qualify by achieving a performance standard in one or more USEF and/or Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) qualifying classes. Information about the selection trials, qualifiers and the full selection procedure is available on the USEF website or by contacting Mrs. Sally Ike, Director of Show Jumping, at (908) 234-0848, extension 11 or at . Ticket information is available by visiting the Oaks Blenheim website at .

U.S. Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country’s largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.

The vision of U.S. Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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