Sztyrle Takes Top Honors in Kilkenny/ICH Internationale As Winter
Equestrian Festival Action Continues
10, 2003-- Wellington, FL--The third week of the 2003 Winter Equestrian
Festival at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL,
brought more exciting competition to the show grounds with the Kilkenny/ICH
Internationale, February 5-9.
Frederico Sztyrle of Argentina rode Caya, owned by the Sag Pond
Farm of Sagaponack, NY, to the win in the featured class of the
weekend, the $50,000 Kilkenny/ICH Internationale Cup. Sztyrle trains
with Joe Fargis in Sagaponack, NY. Sztyrle and McLain Ward of Brewster,
NY, who finished second aboard Rio, were the only two riders out
of a starting field of 33 to ride clear in the first round to qualify
for the jump-off. Both riders produced faultless jump-off rounds;
however, Ward crossed though the timers just a half a second slower
than Sztyrle to put him in second place.
in the week, Cara Raether, of New York City, earned the blue ribbon
in the $5,000 NAL Americhoice Challenge aboard Landato, owned by
Trelawny Farm. Out of the starting field of 88 horse-and-rider combinations,
25 went clear of which Raether produced the fastest time of 60.480
seconds to secure the win. Second place finisher Meredith Beerbaum
and Hyperion Farms Donnerlitchen, crossed through the finish
line in a time of 61.586 seconds.
Canadian Eric Lamaze aboard Millcreeks Rosalind, took first
place in the $20,000 1.5 Meter Classic. Of the 34 entries in the
class, 11 horses qualified for the jump-off. Third to go in the
jump-off, Lamaze turned in a clear round along with the time that
held up as the fastest for the remainder of the class. McLain Ward
aboard Couletto K James turned in a clear round and a time that
was only 8/100 of a second slower than Lamazes to put him
in second place. Joe Fargis aboard Edgar was third.
The equitation rings along with the jumper rings were busy all week.
The BET/USET Show Jumping Talent Search was divided into two sections.
Abby Carpenter won the first section and Haylie Jayne won the second.
Michael Morrissey finished second in the first section of the BET/USET
Show Jumping Talent Search and then went on to top 71 entries in
the Washington International Horse Show Equitation Class.
The ASPCA Maclay was also split into two sections, with Daisy Johnson
winning the Section A and Leigh Healey taking top honors in Section
B. Danielle Goldstein finished first in the USA Equestrian Medal
over the rest of the 45 entries.
to the Winter Equestrian Festival at Wellington is free every Wednesday,
and children under 12 are always admitted free. Adult admission
is $5.00 on Thursdays and Fridays, $10.00 on Saturdays, and $15.00
on Sundays. Senior citizens are $5.00 every Thursday through Sunday.
All adults who attend the Festival any Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday
will receive a coupon entitling them to a two-for-one admission
on that weekend.
more information on the Winter Equestrian Festival and all its exciting
events and activities, please call Stadium Jumping, Inc. in Wellington
at (561) 793-JUMP or visit www.stadiumjumping.com.
Equestrian Festival Dates:
week runs Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM)
Classic/WCHR Spectacular February 12 16
Florida Dressage Classic February 13 - 16
Zada Enterprises, LLC Wellington Masters February 19
Tommy Bahama Palm Beach Open February 26 March 2
Cosequin Wellington Finale March 5 9
Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic March 13