Names Ashe, Wylde, Howard and Simpson to World Equestrian
Games Show Jumping Team
NJJuly 30, 2002The United States Equestrian Team (USET)
has announced its team of four horse-and-rider combinations for
the 2002 Show Jumping World Championships to be held as part of
the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain in September.
to the team are: Molly Ashe of Wellington, FL on Kroon Gravin,
owned by Sandra ODonnell; Peter Wylde of Dover Plains, NY
on Fein Cera, owned by The Fein Cera Group; Leslie Howard of Westport,
CT on Priobert de Kalvarie, owned by Higher Ground Farms, Inc.;
and Nicole Shahinian-Simpson of Westlake Village, CA on El Campeons
Cirka Z, owned by El Campeon Farms.
team was named following a series of six selection trials in Del
Mar and San Juan Capistrano, CA. The four named to the squad finished
with the four best scores through the six trials. The USET Show
Jumping selectors had the option of substituting one horse-and-rider
combination for either the third or fourth ranked entry, but determined
that the horse/rider combinations ranked objectively based on
selection trial performances produced a team that was strong and
capable of a medal winning performance.
Complete results of all trials with final standings are available
on the U.S. Equestrian Team website 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