Announces Change to CSIO Spruce Meadows Team Selection Procedure
NJJuly 12, 2002The United States Equestrian Team (USET)
has announced a change to the selection procedure for CSIO Spruce
Meadows, September 4-8.
The USETs previously approved CSIO Spruce Meadows team selection
procedures called for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) Show Jumping
team to compete at both the CSIO Spruce Meadows and the World
Equestrian Games in Spain, September 11-22.
that time, the USET Show Jumping Committee has encountered difficulties
with scheduling travel arrangements for the events, which are
separated by only two days. As a result, the USET has decided
that it would be more advantageous for the WEG team to compete
in the Samsung Nations Cup Final in Germany, August 22-25. This
change will give the WEG team the best possible opportunity to
prepare for the Games, commented Sally Ike, USET Director
of Show Jumping Activities.
USET Show Jumping Committee, along with the USET Show Jumping
Active Competitors Committee, has recommended that the selection
procedure for CSIO Spruce Meadows be modified in order to account
for the change. The selection procedure will be altered as follows:
the four horse/rider combinations have been selected for the WEG
Show Jumping team, riders finishing in descending order, i.e.
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, etc., at the WEG Selection Trials will be
offered (in that order) the option of representing the United
States at either CSIO Spruce Meadows, or participating at the
World Equestrian Games as the Alternate. It is possible, therefore,
that the 9th placed horse/rider combination at the conclusion
of the Selection Trials will serve as the WEG Alternate.
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