Singer, Wetzel, and Morgan Drive to Victory at Bayer/USET
Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack
NJJune 28, 2002Scott Monroe of Sharon CT, won the
Advanced Single Horse Division at the Bayer/ USET Festival of
Champions Presented by State Line Tack held at the United States
Equestrian Team (USET) Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
The competition was the final event being used by the USET to
select its three-driver squad for this years World Singles
Championship in Conty, France in August.
Monroe and his Bethesda After Dark topped a field of 13 competitors
with the best overall combined score from the three phases of
competition--dressage, marathon, and cones--with a score of 103.9
penalties. Nancy Johnson of Lincoln, MA and her Canequin's Look
took second place honors with a combined overall score of 105.2
penalties. Kimberly Stover of Middletown, DE, driving Doug and
Virginia Klievers True Grit, received the ribbon for third
place with a total of 109.2 penalties.
Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA driving Mimi Thoringtons
morgans, topped the field of three competitors with an overall
combined score of 120.2 penalties to win the Advanced Pair Horse
Division. Singer and horses Chance and Count won the dressage
and cones phases of the competition and placed second in the marathon
phase. Taking the second place award in the division with an overall
combined score of 141.6 penalties was Larry Poulin and horses
Camden and Conyer, owned by Natasha Grigg. Third place was awarded
to Mary Hayes and horses Sir Jack and Lady Jill with their overall
combined score of 216.5 penalties.
Jack Wetzel and his pony, Harry, teamed up to win the Advanced
Single Pony Division. Wetzel topped a field of 11 competitors
to emerge as the overall winner of the Advanced Single Pony Division.
Wetzel was consistent throughout the weekend winning all three
phases of the competition to finish the weekend with a combined
total of 128.8 penalties. Second place was awarded to Nancy Rojo
and her Sir Lance-A-Lect with their combined score of 142.0 penalties
and the third award went to Susan Rogers and Noble Gesture with
a final score of 144.8 penalties.
In the Advanced Pairs Pony Division, top honors went to Tracey
Morgan with her ponies Lizwell Gambling Queen and Gaylen Romeo
with an overall combined score from all three phases of 135.3
penalties. Following Morgan in the second position was AJ Meyer
with her ponies Falcon and Stormy who had an overall combined
score of 138.7 penalties. Michel Filiault and horses Mousquito
and Abricot received third place in the division with an overall
combined score of 164.7 penalties.
Further information and full results from the Bayer/USET Festival
of Champions Presented by State Line Tack are available at the
USET web-site at www.uset.org. Highlights from the Festival will
be aired on the Outdoor Life Network on July 2 at 8:00 pm EDT.
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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