Articles: Press Release
Cia Reis Wins Pan American Endurance Championship
Sweep Individual Medals and Win Two of Three Team Medals
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
GLADSTONE, NEW JERSEY-September 15, 2003-Cia Reis of Pennsdale, PA, won
the individual Gold Medal at 2003 Pan American Endurance Championship at
Trout Lake, WA. A member of the USA East squad, Reis rode Catch A Wave
to the Gold and also the Championship's Best Condition Award.
The team Gold Medal was won by the USA Pacific North squad of Sharon
Westergard on MCM Phantazem "Taz", Pat Murray on CR Flash Gordon,
Michele Roush on PR Tallymark, and former World Champion Cassandra
Schuler on ELD Triton.
A member of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) squad that competed in last
year's World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Reis won
the Gold Medal with a ride time of 9:14.13. Heather Reynolds of USA
Pacific South, the defending Pan Am Gold Medalist, won the Silver Medal
with a time of 9:37:40 on Aleclipse. Vicki Crance of USA East, won the
Bronze Medal on RA Jestic Diamond in 9:43:13.
The team Silver went to USA Mountain and the Bronze went to Canada West.
Full results of the 2003 Pan American Endurance Championships are
available on line at www.endurance.net/2003pac.
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.