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Thursday is WEF Challenge Cup day at the Winter Equestrian Festival

Wellington, FL – February 6, 2003 – The $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup today had 38 horses competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival. The win went to Windy City and Olympian Lauren Hough of Wellington, Florida. A total of 7 competitors made it to the jump-off round. And there were only 2 horses with clean rounds in the timed jump-off. Lauren and Windy City were faster than second-placed Constantin with German rider Markus Beerbaum. Third place went to the fastest horse with 4 faults in the jump-off, Allegiance, ridden by Laura Kraut from Wisconsin.

Lauren Hough and Windy City also won the $35,000 Grand Prix of Palm Beach on Sunday, February 26, which was the first Grand Prix competition of the series at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington.

In the hunter rings today, Chopard, a nine year old gelding owned by Krista Weisman of Sherborn, Massachussetts was Champion in the Regular Conformation Hunter Division. Scott Stewart is the trainer and rode him to the victory. Chopard is off to an excellent start as he was also Champion the first week of hunter competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival (the 2nd week had only jumper competition) and Chopard has been Champion 2 of 2 times. Next week is the World Hunter Classic week and Krista will ride Chopard in the Small Junior Hunters.

Scott Stewart was also Champion in the Regular Working Hunters with Prove It who is owned by Mimi Tashjian.

Attached are partial results from today. All final results are posted at Photos are available upon request.

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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