World Endurance Championship


September 16



Best Condition Award

Fifi Du Bagnas

ridden for France by Sunny Demedy

Gold - Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohd Al Maktoum and Bowman

    Silver - Antonio Rosi riding Alex Raggio Di Sole

      Bronze - Sunny Demedy on Fifi Du Bagnas.

Jerez WEG Endurance Postride Report - Dane Frazier DVM
9/16, 9/17, The ride, and the closing ceremonies
The morning, the rain - race day
Articles, Press Releases:
U.S. Endurance Team is Fifth at WEG
WEG Postcard: Endurance
USET Squad - Rider Bios
Jerez WEC - Photos and Notes - September 14,15 - Final Inspection and Trot-outs. US team announced.
Jerez WEC - Photos and Notes - September 13
US Team in Spain - Dinah's Diary - arrival - Sep 12
Equestrian Connection. WEG Coverage
EquiSearch. WEG Coverage
Opening Ceremony Coverage
Official WEG Endurance News (Spanish and English)
Official WEG Overall Site (Spanish and English)
USET Coverage of the games
WEG on horsesport TV!!      (But you may have to travel:(
About.Horse Coverage of all events

  • USET Selects squad and alternates for 2002 WEC
  • List of nominated horses and riders
  • National Selectors Committee
  • USET Selection Trials For The 2002 World Equestrian Games Endurance Squad
  • Official Website: 2002 World Endurance Championship, Jerez, Spain, September 16
  • USET Selection Procedures for 2002 WEC
  • Volunteers for Spain WEC

    USET Announces Squad ForThe 2002 World Equestrian Games Endurance Squad

    Gladstone, New Jersey, June 28, 2002. The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has announced the endurance squad of six riders and nine alternates, pending Executive Committee approval, that will represent the United States in the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain in September.;

    Named to the squad of six (in alphabetical order) are:

  • 1. Heather Bergantz of San Jose, California, and Crystals Charm
  • 2. Kathy Brunjes of Bethel, ME, and Ali Darkness
  • 3. Beverly Gray of Park City, UT, with Paladin
  • 4. Valerie Kanavy of Fort Valley, VA and Shahdon
  • 5. Cia Reis of Pennsdale, PA, and Catch A Wave
  • 6. Steve Rojek of South Woodstock, VT and Finally

    Named as the nine alternates (ranked in order by the Selectors):

  • 1. Joyce Sousa of Hydesville, CA, and LV Integrity
  • 2. Becky Harris of Medina, OH, and Ga Tyfa Mynte
  • 3. Carol Giles of Prineville, OR, and SAR Tiki Stranger+
  • 4. Meg Sleeper of Frenchtown, NJ, and Syrocco Blair
  • 5. Karen Vilander of Marysville, CA. and NYR Crown Royal
  • 6. Jan Worthington of Scales Mound, Illinois, and Brown R Timothy
  • 7. Julie Bullock and Tashi Ashara
  • 8. Shelley Bridges of Aubrey, TX, and Windswift Pharrah
  • 9. Jazon Wonders of Peteluma, CA, and Ravi Das

    The squad was named based on the candidates' past records as submitted in the nomination applications and during the Qualification Period as evaluated by the Selectors.


    Listed below are the riders and horses nominated for the 2002 World Equestrian Games Endurance Squad. These 44 riders and 56 horses will now travel to at least one of the nine named USET Selection Trials to try to be selected to the squad of six and nine alternates that will be named for the 2002 World Equestrian Games.

    All nominees will be observed at each of the Selection Trials by the Selection Committee which is made up of representatives from each of the five US Zones as well two Active Athlete Selectors and the Chef d'Equipe and Team Vet as Ex Officio participants. At each Selection Trial, all nominated horses will be examined by the Team Vets both before and after the ride in order to establish medical base lines for the horses and give the riders advice on management issues.

    Candy Barbo					Zalmara Din
    Tony Benedetti					H H Noble Bay (Ripper)
    Heather Bergantz				Crystals Charm
    Shelley Bridges					Windswift Pharrah
    Kathy Brunjes					Ali Darkness
    Deborah Bullis					Tashi Ashara
    Jullie Bullock, DVM				Tashi Ashara
    Darolyn Butler-Dial				DJB Bab Razzmatazz
    						DJB Chaser
    						DJB Cassels Marcus
    Melissa Crain					Charbiel
    Karen Binns DiCamillo				Sr Sharree
    Anita Fiondella					CF Precarious (Sam)
    Myra Fleming					Rome Dome
    Elise Geske					Milarepa
    Carol Giles					SAR Tiki Stranger +
    Sue Greenall					Shyrocco Jazz
    Beverly Gray					Paladin (Regalidon)
    Becky Harris					Ga Tyfa Mynte
    Becky Hart					High Noon
    Cameron Holzer					VGH Windswift Francie
    Valerie Kanavy					Bearcat O'Reilly
    						Big Sky Chance
    Marie Mallon					Zahin Al-Din
    Wendy Merendini					Fire Mt. Flikka
    Joyce Mocilan					Louis Lafite
    Lois McAfee					Galant Legacy
    						LM Khemosabi
    Jennifer Nice					Al Baraaq
    Judith Ogus					Fames Excitement +1
    Judy Reens					Benjih +/
    Cia Reis					Catch A Wave
    Dinah Rojek					Phoenix
    Steve Rojek					Finally
    						SR Zeppelin
    Meg Sleeper					Shyrocco Troilus
    Marcia Smith, DVM				Saamson CC
    Joyce Sousa					LV Integrity
    Rita Swift					Just Cass
    Kathy Thompson					LS Zane Grey +//
    Linda Tribby					CH Static (OMR Static)
    						OMR Golden Dutchman
    Karen Vilander					NYR Crown Royal
    Tracy Webb					Flight Leader
    						Gilbriar Go Gdan +
    Jazon Wonders					Milarepa
    						Ravi Das
    Jan Worthington					Brown R Timothy
    						Short Stack
    Genie Wunderlich				AM Gypsybridge
    Jerry Zebrack					B.R. Atina De Soi
    Gail Zeck					HK Contender

    Linda Voigt		        Chairman (non-voting)
    Duane Barnett, DVM		East Zone
    Russell Broussard		Central Zone
    Linda Howard			Mountain Zone
    Michele Shaw, DVM		Pacific North
    Teresa Cross			Pacific South
    Becky Glaser			Active Athlete
    Joey Mattingley		        Active Athlete
    Art Priesz			Chef d'Equipe (non-voting)
    Bob Beecher, DVM		Team Vet (non-voting)
    Mike Foss, DVM		        Assistant Team Vet (non-voting)
    Jeannie Waldron, DVM	        Assistant Vet (non-voting)
    Mary Lutz			USET Director, Endurance Activities (non-voting)


    April 6, 2002				Foxfire CEI ***
    					Nacogdoches, TX
    May 4, 2002				Biltmore Challenge CEI ***
    					Asheville, NC
    May 4, 2002				Washoe Valley CEI ***
    					Carson City, NV
    May 25, 2002				Grand Island
    					Rapid River, MI
    May 25, 2002				Liberty Run
    					Augusta, GA
    June 1, 2002				Mt. Adams CEI ***
    					Trout Lake, WA
    June 1, 2002				Top of the Rock
    					Memphis, IN
    June 7, 2002				Fort Howes CEI ***
    					Ashland, MT
    June 15, 2002				Smokey Hill River Run CEI ***
    					Marquette, KS