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

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

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

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

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

(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...

Haverty and Franks Lead the Field in the USET Young Rider Reining Medal Standings

by Ben Sledge | Apr 20, 2002, 9:55 AM

Gladstone, New Jersey—March 20, 2002—Zane Haverty and Brittany Franks are now tied for the lead in the USET Young Rider Reining Medal Standings, with 95 points each. The top twenty point-earners in the final standings will be invited to compete in the USET Young Rider Reining Medal Championship at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack, in Gladstone, NJ, June 19-23, 2002. Franks, of Franklin, TN, won her third USET Young Rider Reining Medal Qualifier at the...