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United States Wins CRIO Gladstone Nations Cup Presented by Cosequin At Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack

Gladstone, NJ--June 22, 2002—The United States won the CRIO Gladstone Nations Cup Presented by Cosequin at the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack.

The USET squad of Tim McQuay on Okie Dun Did It, Craig Johnson on Sailing Smart, Dell Hendricks on Dunnit In Hollywood and Shawn Flarida on Freckles Top Prize combined for a team score of 1326.5 points to edge the team from Canada at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ. Canada, which upset the USET squad in last year’s first-ever Reining Nations Cup, finished this year with a score of 1309. Brazil finished third with a score of 1269, Mexico was fourth with 1231.5 and Japan was fifth with 1194.

Scott Monroe of Sharon, CT sits in first place in the Advanced Singles Horse competition after the dressage and marathon phases. The driving event is the last of the selection trials being used to choose the team to represent the United States at the World Singles Championship in Conty, France in August.

After two days of competition, Monroe has the lead with a combined score of 103.9 penalties. Nancy Johnson follows in second place with a combined score of 105.2, and Kimberly Stover sits in the third position with a combined score of 109.2. The competition will conclude on Sunday with the cones phase of the competition.

Two-time World Champion Valerie Kanavy rode Hott Property (sic) to victory in the USET Endurance 75-Mile Championship Ride. She finished with a ride time of 9 hours, 14 minutes and 31 seconds. Second place went to Meg Sleeper, DVM, who rode Syrocco Blair to a time of 9:24:30.

Susan Dutta rode West Side Lady to first place in the Intermediaire I to take the lead after two of three phases in the USET Intermediaire Dressage Championship. Dutta scored 70.700% to move ahead of Jan Ebeling and Liberte who won the opening Prix St. Georges on Thursday. Ebeling received a score of 68.600% and now trails Dutta entering Sunday’s Freestyle.

In the National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) Individual Championship, Barbara Grassmyer rode Bally Shannon to victory with a score of 67.467%. Grassmyer will be seeking her second consecutive NDSA Championship during Sunday’s culminating Freestyle ride.

For further information and results on the Bayer/ USET Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack, please visit the USET web site at www.uset.org.

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



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