Howard Named USET Athlete of the Month for December
NJJanuary 2, 2003Two-time Olympic Medalist Leslie
Howard of Westport, CT, was named United States Equestrian Team
(USET) Athlete of the Month for December after she finished in
third place in the Show Jumping Top Ten Final at CSI-W Geneva,
Switzerland, December 12 - 15.
and Priobert de Kalvarie were among a group of six to go clear
in the first round of the competition and nearly pulled off a
victory but a rail down at the last fence during the second round
left them in third place. Howard was the only female and the only
American invited to compete in the Top Ten Final that is open
to the top 10 riders of the FEI/Gandini World Jumping Rankings.
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