Show Jumping Developing Riders Place Second in Falsterbo
NJJuly 11, 2003 Show jumping riders on the United
States Equestrian Team (USET) Developing Rider Tour placed second
in the Samsung Nations Cup in Falsterbo, Sweden, July 11.
team, beginning its 2003 European Tour, was headed by USET veteran
rider Candice King of Wellington, FL, and included Developing
Riders John French of Redwood City, CA; Marley Goodman of Palm
Beach, FL; and Laura Linback of Mundelein, IL.
posted a double-clear ride to boost the U.S. team to its second
place finish with 11 total faults, behind host country Sweden
who had five faults. With 14 faults, the Dutch team finished third.
teams competed in the Nations Cup, the first of three international
show jumping competitions on the 2003 USET Developing Rider Tour.
The riders are also scheduled to compete in CSI-A Royan, France,
July 25-27, and then in CSIO Lummen, Belgium, July 31 August
USET initiated the Show Jumping Developing Rider Program in 1996
to provide riders who have not yet reached the Olympic, Pan American,
or World Championship level with experience in European international
competition. Recent years have seen the addition of Senior Riders
to the Developing Rider squads to assist riders with the adjustment
to their first FEI experience.
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