NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUINâ WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida
OLYMPIAN HOWARD TAKES TOP HONERS
TAMPA, FL - March 29, 2001 - Last years defending champion and three time Olympian, Leslie Howard of Westport, CT, finished first in the$30,000 Ariat Challenge Cup on Thursday.She also clenched the number seven position in the US East Coast RiderStandings and in April and will be going to the World Cup in Gothenburg,Sweden.
Howard, up on the 14 year old Irish Bred mare, Cloverleaf was one of only five qualifiers out of a field of 38 starters to advance to the tiebreaker round on this Buddy Brown designed course. She rode last and turned in the fastest time over the eightfences on course in 38.07 seconds.World Cup Veteran, McLain Ward of Brewster, NY qualified two of the five horses in the jump off and finished in second and fourth place. Ward finished in second place aboard hismount Galileo, crossing the finish line in 38.99 seconds and took fourth place on 16 year-old Belgian gelding, Benetton, finishing in 43.96 seconds.
Howard and Ward, along with the
entire 2000 Olympic Team will be competing in the Budweiser American
Invitational on March 31, 2001 at7:00pm in the Raymond James Stadium.Call
ticket master or Stadium Jumping (813) 253-2782 for ticket information.
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