Articles: Press Release
Tom McCutcheon Sweeps Intervet/USET Reining All Star Series
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
Gladstone, NJ-May 1, 2003-Tom McCutcheon of Pilot Point,
TX, swept the Intervet/USET Reining All Star Series by capturing the
second and final event of the Series riding Smartest Chic Olena, owned
by Terry Owens, in Kansas City, MO, on April 27.
The competition lived up to its name with an all-star
cast competing for the $25,000 purse. McCutcheon, the team Gold and
individual Silver Medalist from the World Equestrian Games in Jerez,
Spain, scored a 221.5 which was good enough to defeat Casey Hinton of
Whitesboro, TX riding Sunrise Enterprise, owned by Bob and Curtice
McCloy. Hinton and Sunrise marked a 219.5, just edging out Craig
Johnson of Gainesville, TX, who finished third riding Docs Whizin, owned
by Jim Dun who finished with 218.5.
Pete Kyle of Whitesboro, TX, riding A Genuine Remedy, owned by Kimberly
Wang of Kailua, HI, and Tim McQuay of Tioga, riding Arc Sparkle
Surprise, owned by McQuay and Arrighi, also tied for fourth with Dell
Hendricks of Tioga, TX, with 215, on Dunnit In Hollywood, owned by
Hendricks, Hill and Craig.
"I am thrilled to win both legs of the series," said
McCutcheon, "especially competing against such top reiners. The
Intervet/USET All Star Series was a great addition to the USET program."
Following the class, Hendricks gave the appreciative
audience at Kansas City's Kemper Arena a short reining clinic as part of
the USET's continuing effort to educate the public about the newest
The Intervet All Star Series is part of the new equine extravaganza
called "Equus America", which includes two events featuring sessions
with John Lyons along with a host of other prominent clinicians
including Olympic Eventing veteran Bruce Davidson and USET
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 or the Intervet/USET
Reining All Star Series, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET
ONLINE at www.uset.org.