USET Honors 2001 Reining Champions

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Gladstone, New Jersey—The United States Equestrian Team (USET) named champions in dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining and show jumping in 2001.

After qualifying for the $100,000 Cosequin/USET $100,000 Open Reining Championship with the highest reining score in USET history, Bryant Pace of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ continued his winning streak on Gunner, owned by Debra and Kim Sloan , by clinching the $100,000 Cosequin/USET Open Reining Championship, presented by Bayer at the Festival. Pace earned an overall score of 448.5 in the two rounds of competition. He had won the first round of this competition with a score of 226.5.

In a surprise victory, Canada won the CRIO Gladstone Nations Cup competition with a team score of 1304 points. The U.S. team was second with a total of 1299 points, followed by Germany in third with 1231 points and Japan in fourth with 982.5 points.

Michael McEntire of Sanford, NC won the $25,000 Sooner Trailer/USET Futures Reining Championship with Boogies Secret, owned by T. Ruffin Johnson, Jr. McEntire had an overall two round score of 432.5 points.

Kyle Johnson of Portland, CT took home the coveted Young Rider Reining Gold Medal on his horse Boomer Fritz with an overall two round score of 425.0.

Pete Kyle of Whitesboro, TX won the USET Invitational Freestyle on Bueno San Lena, owned by Kimberly Wang