Articles: Press Release
Father-Daughter Reiners McQuay and McCutcheon Win USET Qualifiers at the
Gordyville Breeders Cup
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladstone, New Jersey-March 18, 2002—Tim McQuay and his daughter, Mandy
McCutcheon won USET Reining classes at the Gordyville Breeders Cup, held
March 16, in Gifford, IL.
Tim McQuay of Tioga, TX, won the Intervet/USET Reining Championship
Qualifier aboard Arc Sparkle Surprise, owned by McQuay & Arrighi, with a
score of 224, winning $2423.20. McQuay edged out Scott McCutcheon, on
Inwhizable Partners' Inwhizable, who scored 222 for second place, winning a
check for $2050.40.
Riders in the Intervet/USET Reining Championship Qualifiers are competing
for a spot in the Intervet/USET Reining Championship Semi-Finals, which will
be held May 17 at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby in
Oklahoma City, OK. The top twenty riders in the Semi-Finals will advance to
the USET Reining Championship, Presented by Bayer at the 2002 Bayer/USET
Festival of Champions, presented by State Line Tack, to be held June 20-23,
in Gladstone, NJ.
The Intervet/USET Reining Championship Qualifiers, Semi-Finals, and the
Championship are all steps in the selection process to determine the United
States reining team for the World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera,
Spain this September.
In the USET Futures Reining Championship Qualifier, held March 16 at the
Gordyville Breeders Cup, Mandy McCutcheon, Pilot Point, Texas, laid down a
scorching pattern as she and Haidachino Cherry, owned by Tim & Colleen
McQuay, scored 223.5 points as they out-scored the field by a dominant
margin of 10 points. McCutcheon and Haidachino Cherry took home the first
prize paycheck of $1227.5, while Marc Wagman on Rest Up owned by Marc Stuart
Farms scored 213 points to take the second prize of $920.63.
The top four riders in the USET Futures Reining Championship Qualifier earn
an invitation to compete in the USET Futures Reining Championship Final at
the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions.
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
(908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.