Great Start for U.S. at WEG

Dressage rider Sue Blinks has an early lead in dressage at WEG.
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Dressage rider Sue Blinks has an early lead in dressage at WEG.

September 11, 2002 -- Dressage rider Sue Blinks
of Wellington, FL got the United States Equestrian Team (USET) off to a
great start at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera,
Spain, on Wednesday morning.

Blinks, riding Flim Flam owned by Fritz Kundrun and Dressage Sponsor
Corporation, received an impressive score of 72.03% to take an early
lead in the competition. Teammate Debbie McDonald of Hailey, ID, on
Brentina owned by Perry & Peggy Thomas, will be the second rider for the
U.S. in the Grand Prix, the team dressage competition, on Wednesday
afternoon. The team dressage will conclude on Thursday.

The United States Equestrian Team is a 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, vaulters 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.