NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUIN WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
SYQUIA WINS CLASSIC
WELLINGTON, FL -- FEBRUARY 3, 2001 - Amateur Rider, Colin Syquia of Forrest Hills, IL has captured the Bayer/USET Gold Coast Classic with his bright 9 year old gelding, Dumbo De Chapelle. From a field of 60 starters, only 3 horse and rider combinations turned in double clear rounds. Syquia and Dumbo De Chapelle crossed the timers with the fastest time of just 41.60 seconds, edging out Canadian, Yann Candele aboard Kartouche in 41.86 seconds. Third place went to Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, who resides in Germany, up on the German-bred horse, Perina with a finishing time of 45.47 seconds.
Sunday's featured event will be the $50,00 Bayer/USET Wellington Cup that will be televised on ESPN2, February 17 at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. A competition not to be missed, '96 Team Silver medallist, Leslie Howard will also be competing tomorrow as well as Wellington's own 2000 Olympian, Margie Goldstein-Engle. Tickets are available at the gate: $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, children under 12 admitted free. Call 561.793.5867 for more information.