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WEF Challenge Cup II

Wellington, FL – January 30, 2003 – The Bayer/USET Gold Coast Classic today held the $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup II 238.2. with 43 entries and weather in the 70’s. This speed class was won by Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, riding Gardenio, owned by YZ Partners, in a time of 65.26 seconds. Eleven horses completed the Frank Rothenberger designed course fault-free. Olympian Norman Dello Joio was second in a time of 65.77 seconds riding Eleanor Belknap’s Milla. Chris Kappler rode Kathy Kamine’s Primeur 58 to third place in 66.61 seconds

Todd Minikus had a good day as he also won the $2,500 1.35m Time First Jump-off with Geez Louise owned by Todd. The $2,500 High Amateur-owner Jumpers Time First Jump-off was won by Rebecca Astrom riding Jolien for Twin Oaks Farm. The 7 Year Old Young Jumper class was won by Jeffrey Welles with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Croft’s Octavious.

Due to the fine management of Stadium Jumping Inc. the horse show finished with an early day where all jumping competitions were completed by 3:30 PM.

Tickets to the Winter Equestrian Festival are available by phone at 793-JUMP or at the gate. Admission is free on Wednesdays. Children 12 & under are free all days. Senior admission is $5 every day. Adult admission is $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday. Parking is free.

Winter Equestrian Festival Dates:

(Each week runs Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM)

Bayer Gold Coast Classic - January 29 - February 2
Wellington Dressage – January 30 – February 2
Kilkenny/ICH Internationale – February 5 – 9
Florida Classic/WCHR Spectacular – February 12 – 16
Florida Dressage Classic –February 13 - 16
Zada Enterprises, LLC Wellington Masters – February 19 – 23
Tommy Bahama Palm Beach Open – February 26 – March 2
Cosequin Wellington Finale – March 5 – 9
Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic – March 13 – 16


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