Nashar and McLain Ward Win $5,000 NAL Americhoice Challenge
FL February 28, 2003 Tommy Bahama week continues at
the Winter Equestrian Festival hosting the $5,000 NAL Americhoice
Challenge today. The field of competitors contained 84 vying to
go around the course without fault in the fastest time. McLain Ward
riding Jashar at the 25th spot in the order of go was the eventual
winner with 59 horses having the advantage of watching his round
before their own performance. Jashar, a gray gelding owned by Double
H Farm, glided around the course in 60.046 seconds. Rastella with
Peter Leone up for Halifax Farm was second with a time of 60.949
seconds. Donnerlitchen with Meredith Beerbaum riding was more than
2 seconds slower than Jashar and was third.
North American League (NAL) runs season-long series in six hunter
and jumper divisions Childrens Hunter, Childrens
Jumper, Adult Hunter, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper, and Open Jumper
Speed. Each series culminates with a championship final at the Pennsylvania
National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, in October. Riders need not
be members of the NAL to compete in any qualifying classes, but
only current members earn points toward year-end finals. For more
information and a list of qualifying competitions for 2003, please
visit the Ryegate Show Services website at www.Ryegate.com.
the Hunter arenas, a Bavarian bred horse, Lanslide was Pre Green
Hunter Champion with Emily Williams riding. Lisa Wigley the owner
said, Hes an awesome horse! I have had him only 3 months
and hes shown twice. He was Reserve Champion last time and
now he is Champion. I am very happy with him
other Pre Green divisions, Ken Smith was Champion with Honoured
for Kathy Birmingham and Reserve Champion with Toulouse. In a third
section of Pre Green Hunters, Jasper John was Champion with owner/rider
Year Green Hunters showed in 2 sections, Cast A Spell with Holly
Orlando was Champion in one section for owner La Bagatelle and Pave
was Champion in the other section for Caroline Moran with Havens
All results are posted daily 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:
(Each week runs Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM)
Bahama Palm Beach Open February 26 March 2
Cosequin Wellington Finale March 5 9
Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic March 13
March 9, competitors move to Tampa to continue the Winter Equestrian
for Tampa Winter Equestrian Festival
(Each week of competition runs Wed - Sun beginning at 8:00 AM)
Internationale March 13-16
Tampa Bay Classic March 19-23 CSI***/W
Tournament of Champions March 25-29 CSI**/W
American Invitational March 29 in Raymond James Stadium
for Winter Equestrian Festival at Tampa Fairgrounds are Wednesday
through Friday $5. Children under 12 years are free. Saturday and
Sunday Adult tickets are $10. Seniors and Students are $5 all days.
For schedule, directions and information visit www.stadiumjumping.com.
for the Budweiser American Invitational, March 29 at Raymond James
Stadium are available at Ticket Master (813) 287-8844 or at Stadium
Jumping (877) 909-9436.