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Cia Reis Wins Pan American Endurance Championship
U.S. Riders Sweep Individual Medals and Win Two of Three Team Medals

GLADSTONE, NEW JERSEY—September 15, 2003—Cia Reis of Pennsdale, PA, won the individual Gold Medal at 2003 Pan American Endurance Championship at Trout Lake, WA. A member of the USA East squad, Reis rode Catch A Wave to the Gold and also the Championship’s Best Condition Award.

The team Gold Medal was won by the USA Pacific North squad of Sharon Westergard on MCM Phantazem "Taz", Pat Murray on CR Flash Gordon, Michele Roush on PR Tallymark, and former World Champion Cassandra Schuler on ELD Triton.

A member of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) squad that competed in last year’s World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Reis won the Gold Medal with a ride time of 9:14.13. Heather Reynolds of USA Pacific South, the defending Pan Am Gold Medalist, won the Silver Medal with a time of 9:37:40 on Aleclipse. Vicki Crance of USA East, won the Bronze Medal on RA Jestic Diamond in 9:43:13.

The team Silver went to USA Mountain and the Bronze went to Canada West. Full results of the 2003 Pan American Endurance Championships are available on line at

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


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