Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack, Unites
Five Disciplines of Equestrian Sports
NJApril 12, 2002The 12th annual Bayer/United States
Equestrian Team (USET) Festival of Champions, presented by State
Line Tack, is the only equestrian event in the country to spotlight
five equestrian disciplines at the international level. The Festival
returns to the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ from
June 20 23, showcasing many of the nations top competitors
in show jumping, dressage, combined driving, endurance, and reining.
2002 Festival will again feature the $75,000 USET Reining Championship,
presented by Bayer, that will serve this year as the final U.S.
selection trial for the first-ever Reining World Championship
to take place at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain in
September. In addition, Reiners will take part in the Cosequin
Nations Cup competition, the USET Futures Championship,
and the Reining Young Rider Medal Final.
Festival will also serve as the final trial for drivers for the
Four-In-Hand World Championship at the World Equestrian Games
and for the 2002 Singles Driving World Championship to be held
in Conty, France, in August.
with these important selection trials, the Festival will also
host the USET Intermediaire I Dressage Championship and the Fleet
Show Jumping Division which features the $75,000 Rolex/USET Show
Jumping Championship. The top junior and amateur-owner show jumpers
in the country will vie for top honors in the USET Junior and
Amateur-Owner Show Jumping Talent Derbies, both presented by BET
on Jazz. The USET Show Jumping Talent Derbies are part of the
Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series which determines
which junior and amateur-owner riders will qualify to ride at
the 2002 National Horse Show.
endurance riders are expected to compete in the 65-Mile USET Endurance
Championship, sanctioned by the American Endurance Ride Conference
and the East Coast Trail Riders Association, which will take place
in and around the USET grounds.
addition to the exciting competition, there will be on-site equestrian-related
demonstrations and exhibitions, a Childrens Corral, a wide
range of gourmet dining options and an outstanding Country Fair
with top-quality products for the home and stable from more than
is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6 12 years of
age, and free for children under 6. Parking is $5.00.
else can equine enthusiasts see the nations best compete
in five disciplines of horse sports at one single event. Impressive
equestrian competition, exciting activities and entertainment,
and a beautiful country atmosphere all add up to a weekend of
family fun at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, presented
by State Line Tack. To learn more about this spectacular event
please call the Festival Hotline at (908) 234-0555 or visit the
USET on line at www.uset.org
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