Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Two local equestrians are vying for spots on U.S. team for the World Equestrian Games

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By Lillian Shupe/Hunterdon County Democrat
on June 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Two local equestrians are hoping to be on the U.S. team going to the World Equestrian Games later this summer.

Tewksbury Township native Doug Payne has his eye on a spot on the three-day eventing team. Eventing has three phases — dressage, cross-country and show jumping...

Dr. Meg Sleeper of Kingwood Township has two of the 16 horse-rider combinations on the Long List for 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games chosen by United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

Syrocco Cadence, an 11-year-old Arabian mare and Syrocco Reveille, a 14-year-old Arabian mare are both owned by Sleeper.

Sleeper of Kingwood Township was one of two riders that represented the United States at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games endurance test event last summer. The ride was held at Sartilly in Manche, France...

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