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USET Announces Young Rider Training Session

Gladstone, New Jersey—March 4, 2002—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) is proud to announce that international show jumping rider, Gabriella Salick, will conduct a training session for young riders at USET Headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey on April 12-14, 2002.

“Gabriella has represented the United States on many occasions in international competitions, and will donate her time so the U.S. Equestrian Team can reach out to young athletes at the beginnings of their careers,” said Sally Ike, Director of Show Jumping Activities for the USET.

The training session, for young riders ages 10-15, will provide a unique world-class, hands-on learning experience set amongst the ambience of the historic USET headquarters, where over the years many championship teams and world-class riders have trained. Riders will bring their own mounts. Horses and ponies will be stabled in the main USET Stables.

The weekend will begin on Friday night with a welcome reception and dinner for participants and their parents. On Saturday, participants will ride in three groups, with no more than 8-10 riders per group. Groups will be divided based on skill level and fence height. During the afternoon, riders will participate in dismounted stable care sessions with noted USET veterinarian Brendan Furlong and other experts in the field of horse care.

The sessions will conclude on Sunday with a mini-horse show and a field trip to the Essex Foxhounds Point-to-Point, which will be taking place that afternoon adjacent to USET headquarters. Riders may either choose to participate in or observe the point-to-point.

Salick, a consistent competitor on the national grand prix tour, became well known internationally in 1999 when she rode on the USET Developing Rider Tour that earned Nations Cup victories in Budapest, Hungary, and in Falsterbo, Sweden. In 2000, Salick scored top ribbons at all three major U.S. indoor shows, placing second in the $125,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of New York at the National Horse Show, and third in both the $100,000 President’s Cup at the Washington International Horse Show and the $50,000 Budwesier Grand Prix De Penn National at Harrisburg, PA. Salick has started out strong in 2002, placing second in the $50,000 Bayer/USET Wellington Cup and third in the $35,000 Nutrena Grand Prix of Palm Beach in Wellington, FL.

For more information on the training sessions, please contact Sally Ike at the USET, (908) 234-1251 or email to

For more information on Point-to-Point, please contact Alexandra Allen 475 Park Avenue, Apt 12A, New York, NY 10022 or 212-355-4391.


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

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