United States Show Jumping Olympic Selection Trials
to Highlight Cargill International CSI****
Juan Capistrano, CAMarch 2, 2004The Cargill International
CSI**** will host the final three selection trials to choose the
show jumping team that will represent the United States at the 2004
Athens Olympic Games when it returns to San Juan Capistrano, CA,
first three selection trials will be held in Del Mar, CA, May 14-15.
Action will then move to San Juan Capistrano for the remainder of
the six trials, May 22-23. Trial 1 will be held on Friday evening,
May 14. Trial 2 will be held on Saturday afternoon, May 15, and
Trial 3 (over the same course) will be held that evening. The selection
trials move to San Juan Capistrano for Trial 4, presented by HBO,
on Saturday, May 22, and for Trials 5 and 6 on Sunday, May 23.
Cargill International CSI**** was chosen to host the selection trials
due in large part to its great success previously hosting trials
for the 2000 Olympics and 2002 World Equestrian Games.
U.S. team of four riders and one alternate will be chosen following
the selection trials. At least two horse-and-rider combinations
will be chosen objectively, based on their performance in the trials.
Up to two horse-and-rider pairs may be chosen subjectively by U.S.
Equestrian Federation (USEF) Selectors.
so excited to be able to bring the final selection trials here,
said U.S. Olympic veteran rider Robert Ridland, organizer of the
Cargill International CSI****. This will give spectators an
excellent opportunity to see the countrys best riders up close
before they leave for Athens.
year, the Cargill International CSI**** features some of the worlds
best show jumping horses and riders. Several of the worlds
top Grand Prix riders are expected to be on hand this year to compete
at the fourth annual Cargill International CSI****, which was the
countrys first outdoor CSI (international individual show
jumping competition). The 2004 event will take place May 20-23.
admission tickets for the Cargill International CSI**** and the
first three selection trials at Del Mar are available through Ticketmaster.
VIP ticket packages for the Cargill International CSI**** are also
available and include reserved ringside seating under the Hospitality
Tent, a Friday reception, a Saturday luncheon and Sunday brunch,
in addition to preferred parking. For general information, please