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Short List Announced for 2004 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team

by Ben Sledge | May 25, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the Short List for the 2004 Olympic Show Jumping Team. The four horse/rider combinations and two substitutes are as follows: 1. Beezie Madden, 41, Cazenovia, NY, Authentic, Age 9, Dutch Warmblood, gelding 2. Peter Wylde, 39, Maastricht, Netherlands, Fein Cera, Age 13, Holsteiner, mare 3. McLain Ward, 29, Brewster, NY, Sapphire, Age 9, Selle Francais, mare 4. Chris Kappler, 37, Pittstown, NJ, Royal Kaliber, Age 12, Dutch Warmblood, stallion...

Beezie Madden Wins Final Olympic Selection Trials. Madden and Authentic Only Duo to Go Double Clear in Both Trials Today.

by Ben Sledge | May 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

Wylde and Fein Cera 2nd . Both now earn slots on Olympic Team Short List. San Juan Capistrano, CA – Beezie Madden described today as “a bit of a rollercoaster,” and she gave the crowd a real thrill ride when she and Authentic brilliantly attacked the course becoming the only ones to go clear in both Trial #5 and the final Trial #6 in the 2004 Olympic Selection Trials Finals at Oaks Blenheim. They finished with a cumulative total of only 8 faults for all six selection trials that have been held...

Peter Wylde and Fein Cera, Beezie Madden on Authentic Post Only Clear Rounds in Trial #5 of Olympic Show Jumping Selection Trial Finals

by Ben Sledge | May 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

San Juan Capistrano , CA – In a light California drizzle on a chilly Sunday afternoon, only two clear rounds were posted in Trial #5 of the 2004 Olympic Selection Trials Finals at Oaks Blenheim. The Leopoldo Palacios designed course continues to get bigger, tighter, and harder to complete in the allotted time. There were only two clear rounds, Peter Wylde on Fein Cera, and Beezie Madden on Authentic. As the cumulative scores for all 5 trials now stand, Wylde continues to lead the Trials with...

Peter Wylde and Fein Cera Go Clean in Trial #4 to Capture Overall Lead in 2004 Olympic Show Jumping Trial Standings

by Ben Sledge | May 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

McLain Ward, Beezie Madden, Lauren Hough, Nicole Simpson Lurking Close Behind Ward San Juan Capistrano , CA - It was a perfect day in Southern California . Perfectly blue sky, perfect temperature, perfect setting for an Olympic Trials, and perfect green turf in an impressive Show Jumping arena at Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano . For PeterWylde and Fein Cera; Todd Minikus and Gardenio; and Beezie Madden and Judgement; it got even better when they turned in prefect trips in the fourth round...

Unprecedented Dual World Cup Finals Awarded to Las Vegas in 2005 Two of World’s Most Prestigious and Glamorous Equine Events Will Crown 2005 World Cup Champions in Show Jumping and Dressage

by Ben Sledge | May 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

Two of the world’s most prestigious and glamorous equine events are coming to the United States in 2005! For the first time ever in international competition, two World Cup Championship events will be held concurrently in one location, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 20-24, 2005. The 2005 World Cup Champions in both jumping and dressage will be crowned in Las Vegas. Following its previous hosting of two World Cup Jumping finals, the highly-acclaimed Budweiser World Cups in 2000 and 2003, Las Vegas...

***** Media Advisory ***** Results for 2004 Olympic Show Jumping and Dressage Trials Posted on USEF Website, www.USEF.org

by Ben Sledge | May 18, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

Results for the 2004 Show Jumping and Dressage Olympic Trials are being posted in the Media Guide area on the USEF website. Posting of the results began at 6:30 a.m. EST Saturday morning, May 15th. To access the results visit www.usef.org, on the upper left-hand side of the home page look for the words MEDIA GUIDE and click. On the menu that appears you will see the first entry is for “Selection trials dates/results”, click on it and then simply click on the specific trials results you need....

Beezie Madden and De Silvio Lead After Del Mar Olympic Show Jumping Trials

by Ben Sledge | May 17, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

Del Mar, CA – This weekend in Del Mar may have seemed a bit more like the last leg of the Triple Crown, instead of the Finals of the U.S. Olympic Team Show Jumping Trials as American jumpers vied for a spot on the team headed to the 2004 Athens Olympics in August. Beezie Madden, who some might label as the jumping world’s Smarty Jones (the lead racehorse in the running for a Triple Crown victory), is America's highest ranked jumper on the international computer list. Madden showed up on the...

Athlete Summit to Address Show Jumping High Performance Plan 2005-2008

by Ben Sledge | May 5, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

The 2004 Athlete Summit will be held at 4 PM in the VIP Tent at the Showpark Ranch and Coast Horse Show, Del Mar, California, on Wednesday, May 12, 2004. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the 2005/08 Show Jumping High Performance Plan (HPP), which the U. S. Equestrian Federation must submit to the U.S. Olympic Committee by the end of this summer. This is the athletes’ opportunity to have meaningful input into discussions on this topic. The HPP is a strategic plan for winning medals at...

Chris Kappler and Royal Kaliber Named to Olympic Show Jumping Team Short List

by Ben Sledge | Apr 29, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

The Committee on Selections of the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc., has approved the unanimous recommendation of the Show Jumping Selectors, and of the Show Jumping High Performance Committee, to name Chris Kappler to the “Short List” for the 2004 Olympic Equestrian Team. According to the USEF Show Jumping Athlete Selection Procedures, it is possible for one or two horse/rider combinations to be named to the Short List by the selectors without competing in the Olympic Selection Trials....

U.S. Riders Win Both Divisions at The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Bayer

by Ben Sledge | Apr 26, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

(NBC, OLN, CNBC To Air Coverage May 2nd, 9th and 16th ) At this weekend’s Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event presented by Bayer, Kim Severson of Scottsville, VA, won the CCI**** (four-star) Championship and Darren Chiacchia, of Springville, NY, won the new Bayer Modified Four-Star Three-Day Event. The Rolex CCI**** included a strong field of international competitors from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, Greece and New Zealand. It is the first time the modified format has been run...