States Equestrian Team Names Squad to Compete at CSIO Spruce
NJAugust 7, 2002The Untied States Equestrian Team
(USET) has announced the team that will compete at CSIO Spruce
Meadows, September 4-8, in Calgary, Canada. The USET named four
riders to the team as well as two alternates.
The riders named to the team are:
Texel of Beverly Hills, CA, on Lexicon, owned by Beverly Hills
Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington, FL, on Hidden Creeks
Perin, owned by Hidden Creek
Alison Firestone of Upperville, VA, on Casanova, owned by Mr.&
Mrs. Bertram Firestone
Laura Kraut of Oconomowoc, WI, on Anthem, owned by Summit Syndicate
Riley of Wellington, FL, on Illian, owned by South Beach Stables
Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, on Oh Star, owned by Todd Minikus
were selected based on their performances during the six selection
trials held in California in July to choose the team that will
compete at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain in September.
The riders named to represent the U.S. at CSIO Spruce Meadows
placed just behind those named to the squad to represent the U.S.
at the World Equestrian Games in the selection trials. Fifth place
finisher, Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, on Judgement, owned
by Iron Spring Farm, elected to hold the alternate position on
the team traveling to the World Equestrian Games team rather than
accept a place on the CSIO Spruce Meadows squad.
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