Gladstone, New Jersey -September 21, 2001- The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the team for CSIO Washington to be held during the Washington International Horse Show, October 23 - 28 at the MCI Center, Washington, DC.
Named to the US team are 2000 Sydney Olympic Show Jumping 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. Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL riding his own horse, Oh Star, is the first alternate while Lauren Hough of Ocala, FL with Windy City, owned by Peppercorn, Ltd. is second.
Frank Chapot will serve at Chef d'Equipe.
Engle and Madden recently competed as teammates 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 14th USET Computer List.