Equestrian Games Selection Trials for Dressage to be Held
New JerseyMay 13, 2002The United States Equestrian
Team (USET) has announced that the Selection Trials for dressage
riders for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) will take place. The
Trials will be held on June 1 and 2 and June 8 and 9 at the USET
Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ. The Trials will also
serve as the 2002 USET Grand Prix Championship.
trials start at 9:00 am each day and the test ride starts at 8:30
competition on June 1 will consist of a Grand Prix to count for
30% of riders overall scores. On June 2 will be the Grand
Prix Special to count for 25%. There will be a second Grand Prix
on June 8, again to count for 30%. The final competition, held
on June 9, will be the Grand Prix Freestyle, which will count
for the remaining 15% of riders scores. All four classes
combine to be the USET Grand Prix Championship and USET Dressage
Selection Trial for the World Equestrian Games 2002. Each class
is pinned separately.
classes for Grand Prix Championship will be pinned for USET Champion
and Reserve Champion. Combined classes will also be pinned for
the first six selection trial placings. Up to six horse-and-rider
combinations will then travel to Europe for further selection
trials to determine the final team for the WEG. The final team
will consist of four riders and one alternate.
WEG will take place September 10-22 in Jerez, Spain. The WEG is
held every four years. As many as 60 countries compete for team
and individual medals. The first WEG was held in 1990 in Stockholm.
Since then the Games have been held in The Hague (1994) and Rome
will be no advance ticket sales, but tickets are available daily
at the door for $10.00 per person.
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