Gladstone, NJ - February 8, 2011 - The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce the election of new Trustees Jenny Sutton, Chester Weber and Jack Wetzel. They will aid and assist the USET Foundation in its mission to support the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
Jenny Sutton, of Naples, FL, has been a long-time supporter of equestrian sport and currently owns one of Olympic Medalist Beezie Madden's top horses, Prima. Sutton also lends great support to the hunter industry, having hosted the first ever stand-alone hunter derby in 2008 at her Wrenwood Farm in Naples. She currently competes in the Adult Amateur Hunter division. Jenny was a member of the USET Foundation's National Advisory Committee for 2009 and 2010 and is also an International Council Member of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.
Chester Weber, of Ocala, FL, is one of the country's top drivers and represented the United States at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) where he helped earn a Team Silver Medal. His other accomplishments include winning the USEF National Four-In-Hand Driving Championship for eight years in a row through 2010. Weber was also a member of the Silver Medal team in 2002, and he was the first American to ever win an individual medal at the World Driving Championships. In 2008, he captured the Individual Silver Medal in the Four-in-Hand World Driving Championships in Beesd, The Netherlands.
Jack Wetzel of Aiken, SC, is a 2001 and 2002 USEF National Champion Advanced Single Pony driver, former USET alternate for the Pairs Horse World Championships and founding member of the Four-in-Hand Coaching Club. He served on the USET Foundation's National Advisory Committee from 2003 to 2010. Jack's Four-In-Hand team represented the U.S. at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
The USET Foundation is very happy to welcome each of these individuals to its Board of Trustees and is looking forward to an exciting future for the United States at the highest levels of the sport.
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.
Photo: Chester Weber