Haverty Wins Cosequin/USEF Open Reining Championship Qualifier
GLADSTONE, NEW JERSEYFebruary 25, 2003Clint Haverty
of Krum, Texas, took top honors in the Cosequin/USEF Open Reining
Championship Qualifier at the Florida State Fair Reining in Tampa
on Saturday, February 21, riding Who Whiz It, owned by Haverty Ranch.
The pair wowed the crowd with a score 222 and earned $4,691.60 in
the third of six qualifying competitions for the 2003/2004 Season.
Competition was fierce as Bryant Pace of Smithville, North Carolina,
took command right out of the box with Little Royal BH, owned by
Kim Horn, receiving an impressive score of 218.5. That score held
up for most of the class, until Haverty rode into the ring and took
the lead. As the last to go, Pace then had one more chance to beat
the leaders riding A Grand Prize, owned by Charlie Rome, Stephanie
Rome and Ann Sterling. He had to settle for the reserve spot with
a score of 220. Pace did earn the most money for the evening taking
home $5864.50 by virtue of placing second and third.
was a tie for fourth and fifth place between Mike McEntire on Dun
It At Dawn, owned by Jennifer Kersey of Sussex, England, and the
legendary pair of Bill Horn and Trashadeous, owned by Classic-S-Ranch,
scoring 217.5. Horn and the 17-year-old chestnut received a standing
ovation from the appreciative crowd as he and his legendary mount
left the ring.
The USEF Open Reining Championship Qualifying schedule continues
with the Scottsdale Reining Horse Classic and the Gordyville Breeders
Cup in March and the National Reining Breeders Classic in April.
The program culminates with the $75,000 Bayer/USEF Open Reining
Championship Final that will take place at the NRHA Derby in Oklahoma
City, OK on Sunday, May 23, 2004.
For more information about the Bayer/USEF Open Reining Championship
and the Cosequin/USEF qualifying classes, please call Jamie Saults,
USEF Director of Reining, at (908) 234-0848, ext. 40, or visit the
website at www.usef.org.
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Cosequin/USEF Open Reining Championship Qualifier Results
State Fair Reining, Tampa, FL
Horse, Score, Earnings (1st 8th place)
Clint Haverty, Who Whiz It, 222, $4691.60
Bryant Pace, A Grand Prize, 220, $3518.70
Bryant Pace, Little Royal BH, 218.5, $2345.80
Bill Horn, Trashadeous, 217.5, $586.45
Mike McEntire, Dun It At Dawn, 217.5, $586.45
Mark Arballo, SWF Sunset Strip, 216
Shawn Flarida, The Equalizer Bunny, 214
Bryant Pace, Smart Little Twist, 210