Gladstone, New Jersey -August 13, 2001- 2000 Sydney Olympic Show Jumping teammates Margie Goldstein-Engle of West Palm Beach, FL and Lauren Hough of Ocala, FL plus team alternate Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, along with Beezie Patton Madden of Cazenovia, NY were named to compete on the USET Show Jumping team at CSIO Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada, September 5 - 9. George Morris will serve as Chef d'Equipe
The riders were selected according to their ranking on the July 27, 2001 USET Show Jumping Computer List. Engle will compete on her Olympic mount Hidden Creek's Perin, owned by Hidden Creek Farm. Engle recently rode Hidden Creek's Perin to victory in the $100,000 Nevele Grand Prix in Ellenville, NY. Hough, who won the $50,000 Cosequin Grand Prix in March and was the leading rider in the 2001 FEI World Cup East Coast League Final rankings, will ride Windy City, owned by Peppercorn Limited. Minikus, who recently won a string of Grand Prix that included the $175,000 Cargill Grand Prix of the United States and the $100,000 Rolex/USET Show Jumping Championship, will compete with his horse Oh Star. Madden returns to Spruce Meadows with Judgement, owned by Iron Spring Farm, whom she rode to a second place finish in Spruce Meadows at the ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup in July. She also won the $25,500 Lexington Classic Grand Prix in May.
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