Articles: Press Release
Bryant L. Pace Wins $100,000 COSEQUIN/USET Open Reining Championship,
Presented by Bayer
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810,
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, email@example.com
Gladstone, New Jersey—June 26, 2001—After qualifying for the
$100,000 Cosequin/USET $100,000 Open Reining Championship with the highest
USET reining score in history, Bryant Pace of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
continued his winning streak on Gunner, owned by Debra Sloan , by clinching
the $100,000 Cosequin/USET Open Reining Championship, presented by Bayer.
Pace earned an overall score of 448.5 in the two rounds of competition in
the Cosequin Reining Division. He had won the first round of this
competition on Friday with a score of 226.5.
Todd Sommers of Whitesboro, TX was second with Cattitude, owned by Frank
Bolea, with an overall score of 439.5 points, followed by third place
finisher, Todd Schmersal of Menifee, CA riding Pooque, owned by Cassie
Simpson, with 438.5 points.
In a surprise victory, Canada won the CRIO Gladstone Nations Cup competition
with a team score of 1304 points. The U.S. team was second with a total of
1299 points, followed by Germany in third with 1231 points and Japan in
fourth with 982.5 points. Jason Grimshaw of Canada was the highest placed
individual rider overall with a score of 445 points followed by the U.S.’
Craig Johnson of Gainesville, TX on Smokin Chic Olena, owned by Mary Susan
Mason, with 433.5 points. Pete Kyle of Whitesboro, TX was third on Dun It
The Hard Way, owned by Charlotte DeCoster, with 433 points. Additional team
members Clint Haverty of Krum, TX and Kim Horn of Mislap, TX were fourth and
fifth respectively. Haverty rode Jumping Jack Whiz, owned by Holly Casey,
to a score of 432 points and Horn rode BH Backsplash, owned by Bill Horn, to
a score of 431.
Michael McEntire of Sanford, NC won the $25,000 Sooner Trailer/USET Futures
Reining Championship with Boogies Secret, owned by T. Ruffin Johnson, Jr.
McEntire had an overall two round score of 432.5 points. He also placed
third with Freckles Top Prize, owned by Carla Brown Conway, with 427.0
points. Pete Kyle of Whitesboro, TX was second on Chexys Doctor Pepper,
owned by Art and Carol Hurt, with 429.0 points.
Kyle B. Johnson of Portland, CT won the Young Rider Reining Medal on his
horse Boomer Fritz with an overall two round score of 425.0. Travis Wright
of Boerne, TX was second with his horse Topsail Ransom with a score of
421.5. Third place went to Jessicah Keller of Fayetteville, TN riding Its
Time To Smoke, with a score of 414.5.
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 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
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