Coluccio Takes Top Two Honors in $10,000 USET Show Jumping
Talent Derby, Presented by BET On Jazz, at Bayer/USET
Festival of Champions
Gladstone, NJJune 26, 2002Evan Coluccio topped a field
of 21 starters to win the $10,000 USET Junior/Amateur-Owner Show
Jumping Talent Derby Presented by BET On Jazz at the Bayer/USET
Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack held at the
United States Equestrian Team (USET) Olympic Training Center in
Out of the starting field, only six horse-and-rider combinations
went clear in the first round to qualify for the jump-off. Those
qualifying for the jump-off were Coluccio of Middleburg, VA, and
Jonathan Phillips of Potomac, MD, each on two mounts, Michelle
Pia of Landenberg, PA, and Danielle Goldstein of New York, NY.
Coluccio and his second mount in the jump-off, White Russian,
a gray stallion owned by Alex Carl, were the last to go and the
only pair to complete the jump-off course fault free, in a time
of 50.199 seconds. Coluccio was already leading the class with
his four-fault performance and a time of 43.249 seconds on Guilt,
a horse he co-owns with Ericka Scherer, to finish in second place.
Pia who also had one knock down on the course for four faults
had a slower time of 48.003 seconds, taking third prize behind
Coluccio. Goldstein aboard Starwyn Farms Warren II finished
in the fourth position with eight faults and a time of 44.29 seconds.
Jonathan Phillips took the fifth and sixth positions with horses
that he co-owns with Jeff Phillips. Phillips guided Prins around
the jump-off course in a time of 45.246 seconds to take the fifth
position and Jewels Idaim to the sixth position with sixteen faults
in a time of 41.782 seconds.
For further information and full results from the Bayer/USET Festival
of Champions Presented by State Line Tack, please visit the USET
website at www.uset.org.
of the Festival will be aired on the Outdoor Life Network on July
2 at 8 PM EDT.
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