USAEq Dressage Committee Selects Competitors and Chef D'Equipe for 2002 FEI Dressage Championships of the Americas

The USA Equestrian Dressage Committee has selected the competitors for the 2002 FEI Dressage Championships of the Americas to be held July 18-21, 2002in Blainville, Quebec, Canada.

These riders and horses will represent theUnited States in Junior, Young Rider, Small Tour, and Grand Prix divisions,competing as three (3) teams for the Juniors and Grand Prix, and two (2)teams plus one (1) individual competitor for the Young Riders and SmallTour.

In addition, the Dressage Committee has recommended Lois Yukins to act as Chef 'Equipe for the competition. These selections are pending final approval at the July 9, 2002 meeting of the USA Equestrian Board ofDirectors. Those selected are listed below:

Rider, Horse,City, State
Team 1:
Laura Eckart, Mozart, Eagle, WI
Alli Agee, Valentino, Mammoth,CA
Team 2:
Kelly Pestana, Elite, Livermore, CA
Amanda Garrett, Great Experience, College Station, TX
Team 3:
Mary Claire Massey, Scrabble, Arlington, TN
Lauren Smith, Jaxon, Scottsdale, AZ

Alternate: Jocelyn Wiese Chopin Bedford, NY

Young Riders
Team 1:
Martin Kuhn, Romulus, New Berlin, IL
Lindsay Koffler, Alfredo, Lexington, KY
Team 2:
Jacqueline Paxton, Sangmelima, Batavia, OH
Jessica Rizzi, Ballywhim Ardan Mor, Bedford, NY

Individual: Alison End, May Star, South Freeport, ME

Small Tour - Prix St Georges, Intermediare
Team 1:
Nancy Later, Manster, Carmel, NY
Susan Dutta, West Side Lady DC, Thornwood, NY
Team 2:
Reese Koffler Joery Lexington, KY
Kathy Priest Kasper, Versailles, KY

Individual: Susan Jaccoma Harmony's Coolio Arundel, ME

Small Tour - Grand Prix
Team 1:
Susan Dutta, Gum Shoes DC, Thornwood, NY
Pamela Goodrich, Melville, Boscawen, NH
Team 2:
Cherri Rieber, G Tudor, Toronto, CAN
Lynda Cameron Orion Wellington, FL
Team 3:
Tami Crawford, Dakota, College Grove, TN
Leonie "Button" Baker, Masterpiece, Thousand Oaks, CA

Alternate: Susan Jaccoma Jellowa Arundel, ME