Articles: Press Release
Todd Crawford wins the $75,000 Bayer/USEF Open
Reining Championship + correction
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2004
Todd Crawford and his mount Matt Dillon Dun It, owned by 3 Peaks Ranch,
Bend Oregon, won the $75,000 Bayer/USEF Open Reining Championship during
International Day at the 2004 NRHA Derby with a score of 228.5. This
win raises Crawford's lifetime earnings to $94,636.56.
Todd Sommers aboard Remin Whiz, owned by Lucy Van Swearingen, was
crowned reserve champion with a score of 226. Scott McCutcheon, a
member of the 2002 World Equestrian Games Gold Medal Reining Team, rode
Brad Hattig's Steady's Dude to take 3rd place.
NRHA Hall of Famers Bill Horn and Trashadeous rode their way to 4th
place with a score of 222. Horn was awarded the Don Burt award for
being the highest placed rider in the Open Championship not in the top
50 of the USEF Reining Long List.
Riders were competing for not only the Bayer/USEF Open Reining
Championship but also for a chance to go to the FEI World Reining
Masters Final to be held at the NRHA Futurity and Championship Show this
fall. Two riders from the United States will be selected based on total
monies earned at International Reining Competitions (CRI's) held this
year. At the Futurity riders from all over the world will come to
Oklahoma City, OK to vie for the title of World Reining Master! The
purse will be big ($100,000) and the Reining exciting so be sure to make
plans to attend this spectacular event!
For more information, please contact Maria Partlow, Senior Vice
President of Marketing and Communications on (859) 225-6941 or via email
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The United States Equestrian Federation Inc.(USEF), as the National
Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the
Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance,
eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other
breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country's
largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members
and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It
governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing
all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these
CORRECTION TO THE MAY 25 PRESS RELEASE ON THE
BAYER/USEF OPEN REINING CHAMPIONSHIP
The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation is to provide
leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America,
promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic
Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare
of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national
equestrian federation in the world.
Please note that Tom McCutcheon and Steady's Dude placed third in the
$75,000 Bayer/USEF Open Reining Championship on May 23, 2004. It was
incorrectly reported that Scott McCutcheon placed third.
Also, the lifetime earnings of Matt Dillon Dun It are $94,636.56. It was
incorrectly reported that that amount was the lifetime earnings of Todd