Named USET Athlete of the Month for July
Gladstone, NJJuly 31, 2003 Three-time Olympic medalist
Joe Fargis of Southampton, NY was named United States Equestrian
Team (USET) Athlete of the Month for July. Fargis received this
honor after he rode Edgar to the win in the $175,000 Cargill Grand
Prix of the United States, presented by HBO, to conclude the Oaks
Blenheim International CSI****.
Fargis topped an international field of 26 horses and riders.
Only four entries, all U.S. Equestrian Team veteran riders, qualified
for a tiebreaking jump-off by turning in penalty-free rides in
each of the first two rounds. Fargis, who won individual and team
Gold Medals at the 1984 Olympics and a team Silver in 1988, was
then the only rider to go clean in the tie-breaking jump-off.
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