FEI World Singles Driving Championships Drivers Announced

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the three team members and six drivers who will compete at the FEI 2000 World Singles Horse Championship at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, New Jersey October 18-22nd.  

The team of three drivers is (in alphabetical order):

NAME, HORSE, OWNER

Thomas Hilgenberg of Newnan, GA, Who's Zoomin Who, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hilgenberg

Chandler Irwin of Chesapeake City, MD, Greystone Ben d'Or, Chadler Irwin

Nancy Johnson of Lincoln, MA ,Canequin's Look Out, Nancy Johnson

Drivers selected to participate in the individual competition are (in alphabetical order):

NAME, HORSE, OWNER

Katherine Austin of Vass, NC, Broad Street Annie (formerly known as Tisanne), Katherine Austin

Ellen Epstein of Newtown, PA, Federal (alternate for Team), Ellen Epstein

George Hoffman of Flemington,NJ, Morgan Woods Yankee, George Hoffman

Marnie Hutcheson of Ocala, FL, The Kid, Marnie Hutcheson

Pamela Pruitt of Durham, CT, Cristal Belle Joy, Pamela Pruitt

Katie Whaley of Kennet Square, PA, Bogar, Katie Whaley

The first alternate horse/driver combination for individual competition is Carl Furst of Califon, NJ driving his own horse, Amber. Macy Hill  of Amelia Court House, VA is second alternate with  her own horse, Hurstwood Admiral.

The United States Equestrian Team is the non-profit organization that selects, trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest possible standard to represent our country in major international competition, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships. To accomplish this the USET seeks out and nurtures the development of talented athletes - riders, drivers and horses - and provides the support and guidance they need to help them attain their fullest potential.  For more information on the USET, please call 908/234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.

About the Author

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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