Hough, Kappler and Kraut Nominated for Pan American Games
Show Jumping Team
Gladstone, NJMay 17, 2003The United States Equestrian
Team (USET) has nominated Margie Goldstein Engle, Chris Kappler,
Lauren Hough and Laura Kraut, plus Beezie Madden as alternate,
for the show jumping team that will represent the United States
in the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,
choices were made following the completion of selection trials
in Lexington, KY, May 10-17. Executive Committee sub-committees
of the USET and USA Equestrian approved the choices that will
now be submitted to the U.S. Olympic Committee for final approval
and selection to the U.S. Pan Am team.
of Wellington, FL, was chosen on Hidden Creeks Perin, owned
by Hidden Creek Farm. Hough, also of Wellington, was chosen on
Windy City, owned by Peppercorn Ltd. Kappler, of Pittstown, NJ,
was chosen on Royal Kaliber, owned by Kappler and Kathy Kamine.
Kraut, of Oconomowoc, WI, was chosen on Anthem, owned by The Summit
Syndicate. Madden, of Cazenovia, NY, was chosen as alternate on
Conquest II, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patton.
rounds of trials were held over four days. Engle, Kraut and Madden
placed one-two-three in the trials. The Pan American Games selection
process, developed initially by the Active Riders Committee and
approved by the Executive Committees of both the United States
Equestrian Team and USA Equestrian, also allowed Selectors
to nominate one or two horse-and-rider combinations to the team
before the conclusion of the trials. The Selectors chose
to do so and nominated first Kappler, then Hough, to the team.
results and standings of the selection trials are available at
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