Gladstone, New Jersey -October 3, 2001- The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the squad of show jumping riders that will compete at CSIO Toronto, at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada, November 5- 10.
Named to the USET team are 2000 Sydney Olympic teammates Margie Goldstein-Engle of West Palm Beach, FL on Hidden Creek's Perin, owned by Hidden Creek Farm, and Laura Kraut of Oconomowoc, WI on Anthem, owned by Summit Syndicates; along with Beezie Patton Madden of Cazenovia, NY riding Judgement, owned by Iron Springs Farm, and McLain Ward of Brewster NY, riding Viktor, owned by Full Cry Farm.
All four of these riders were also selected to compete as the team at CSIO Washington at the Washington International Horse Show, October 23-28. Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL riding his own horse, Oh Star, is the first alternate for Toronto while Kimberly Frey of Upperville, VA riding Conawara, owned by Overlook Farm, is second alternate. Frank Chapot will serve at Chef d'Equipe. Engle and Madden recently competed on the USET's highly successful CSIO Spruce Meadows' team in Calgary, Canada, September 5 -9, where they placed second in the Nations Cup behind Ireland.
Riders for CSIO Washington were selected according to Selection Procedures for CSIO/CSI competitions with riders being chosen according to their ranking on the September 28th USET Computer List.