Announces Dates for 2004 Olympic Games Show Jumping Selection
New JerseySeptember 19, 2003The United States Equestrian
Team (USET) has announced that the Show Jumping Selection Trials
for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games will be held in Del Mar and
San Juan Capistrano, CA.
will be held May 14-15 at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar and
May 22-23 at Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano. These two sites
previously hosted highly-successful trials for the 2000 Olympics
and 2002 World Equestrian Games.
Mar will host the first three trials. Trial 1 will be held on
Friday evening, May 14. Trial 2 will be held on Saturday afternoon,
May 15, and Trial 3 (over the same course) will held that evening.
The selection trials move to San Juan Capistrano for Trial 4 on
Saturday, May 22 and for Trials 5 and 6 on Sunday, May 23.
combinations wishing to compete in Show Jumping Selection Trials
for the 2004 Olympic Games must qualify by achieving a performance
standard in one or more USET and/or Fédération Equestre
Internationale (FEI) qualifying classes. Information about the
qualifiers is available on the USET website at www.uset.org or
by contacting Mrs. Sally Ike, USET Director of Show Jumping, at
(908) 234-1251. Full selection procedures will be available on
the USET website once they have been approved by the USOC.
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