NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUIN WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
WELLINGTON'S OWN ENGLE CAPTURES $25,000 ZADA ENTERPRISES CHALLENGE CUP
WELLINGTON, FL -- FEBRUARY 22, 2001 - 2000 Olympian, Margie Engle of Wellington, FL piloted her 2000 Olympic Mount the 11 year-old Westphalian, Hidden Creek's Perin to victory in the $25,000 Zada Enterprises,LLC Challenge Cup Friday at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club.
Margie Engle & Hidden Creek's Perin courtesy of Ken Kraus
Engle was fault-free over the final jump-off course in 44.164 seconds, barely beating veteran Kimberly Frey of Hume, VA, aboard Samoens, the 13 year-old chestnut gelding. Frey finished just splits behind Engle, in 44.750 seconds. Canadian, Laurie Bucci finished in third place aboard Lemir, crossing the timers in 44.477 seconds but had carried 2 time faults from the first round of the competition.
Engle earned $7,500 for the victory while Frey received $5,500. Fifty Three horse-and-rider combinations were entered.
The Zada Enterprises,LLC Wellington Masters continues through Sunday at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, with show jumping action daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling (561) 793-JUMP.
$25,000 Zada Enterprises, LLC CWEF Challenge Cup - February 22, 2001
Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival - Wellington, Florida
Course Designer: Dave Ballard, Canada
Place / Horse / Rider / Home / Score / Purse
1. Hidden Creek's Perin / Margie Engle / Wellington, FL / 0-0-44.164 / $7,500
2. Samoens / Kimberly Frey / Hume, VA / 0-0-44.750 / $5,500
3. Lemir / Lauri Bucci / Quebec, Canada / 2-0-44.477 / $3,250
4. Leena / Markus Beerbaum / Germany / 4-4-42.185 / $2,000
5. Concetto / Meredith Michaels Beerbaum / Germany / 0-4-42.927 / $1,500
6. Elfee / Megan Johnstone / Orinda, CA 0-4-43.700 / $1,250
7. Diva / Jay Hayes / Canada / 0-4-44.152 / $1,000
8. Royal Future / Alison Firestone / Upperville, VA / 0-4-44.403 / $750
9. Husker Du / Eric Lamaze / Ontario, Canada / 0-4-44.891 / $750
10. Beneton / McLain Ward / Brewster, NY / 0-4-46.886 / $500
11. SS Pelota de Goma/Gabriella Salick /Thousand Oaks, Ca/0-4-48.68/ $500
12. Cloud Nine / Beezie Madden / Cazenovia, NY / 4-25-62.092 / $5000