NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUIN WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
PRUDENT CAPTURES CHALLENGE CUP
WELLINGTON, FL - March 8, 2001 - US Equestrian Team Veteran, Katie Prudent, of Middleburg, VA rode the 18 year-old Dutch bred mare and current American Grandprix Association Horse of the Year, Belladonna to victory in the $25,000 Ariat WEF Challenge Cup Thursday at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club.
Prudent, fourth in the order, bested a field of 67 horse and rider teams over the 13 obstacle course designed by Aki Ylanne of Finland. Prudent blistered the track with a time of 75.121 seconds, one of only five to finish fault-free over the jumping course. Second place went to Francie Steinwedell Carvin, aboard her 8 year old Dutch bred mount, Laddidor, who cleared the course in 78.107 seconds. Nona Garson on board Rhythmical finished just splits behind Carvin with a time of 78.277 seconds. Fourth place went to Wellington's own Margie Engle up on Ransom with a clear round and time of 81.125 seconds.
The Cosequin Wellington Finale continues through Sunday at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, with show jumping action daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Tickets are available at the gate or by calling (561) 793-JUMP.