McCutcheon Sweeps Intervet/USET Reining All Star Series
Gladstone, NJMay 1, 2003Tom 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.
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.
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 Citys Kemper Arena a short reining clinic as part
of the USETs continuing effort to educate the public about
the newest international discipline.
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
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
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