Mclain Ward Wins $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup
FL February 14, 20003 At the Winter Equestrian Festival
today, the $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup Series IV, a speed class was
contested by 33 horse and rider combinations. The winner with the
fastest time of 62.68 seconds was McLain Ward riding his own chestnut
gelding Galant. In second place, with a time of 64.01 seconds, was
Allegiance with Laura Kraut riding for the Pin Oak Farm. In third
place, was Joe Fargis riding Edgar for Mary B. Schwab/O.E.J.I. Farm
(65.24 seconds). Just eleven of the 33 horses had fault free rounds.
World Championship Hunter Rider Spectacular continued with more
champions qualifying for the Hunter Classic and many juniors and
amateurs working their way toward qualifying. In the Amateur Owner
Hunters 36 and over, Mimi Tashjian qualified her Prove It by being
Champion. Reserve Champion was Ilona,owned by James B. Pirtle Enterprises,
Inc and ridden by Daryl Portela and who also qualified for Saturday
evenings Hunter Classic.
the large Junior Hunters 15 & Under, Midnight Sun won the over
fence class on the grass field. Midnight Sun was ridden by Jack
Hardin Towell and is owned by Elizabeth Frady. Second in that class
was Scalia owned and ridden by Jessica Speiser. While in another
ring was the Handy Class for these Large Junior Hunters 15 &
Under. The Handy was won by Panther with Sloan Coles riding for
Julie Coles and in second was Caped Crusader with Jack Hardin Towell
riding for Sarah B. Willeman and Turnabout Farm.
All results are posted at www.stadiumjumping.com.
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.
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