Two Horses Qualify for the Jump Off in the $100,000 US Open Jumper
FL March 9, 2003 The last day of competition for hunters
and jumpers in Wellington, Florida was today and all in all it was
a very good Winter Equestrian Festival. The competitors will move
to Tampa to the fairgrounds for three more weeks of competition
to culminate with the Budweiser American Invitational on March 29
in Raymond James Stadium.
final day saw Beezie Madden and Judgement win the $100,000 Cosequin
U.S. Open Jumper Championship over a field of 32 horse and rider
combinations. Of the 32, only 2 horses qualified to return for the
jump off. Beezie Madden and Judgement returned first and had a clean
round with a good pace. Anne Kursinski with The Eros Groups
Eros returned second and was going very quickly and looked to beat
the time but unfortunately had the last jump down to score 4 faults.
Judgement, a Dutch Warmblood stallion is owned by Iron Spring Farm
of Coatesville, PA. In third place was Todd Minikus riding Gardenio,
a Hanoverian black gelding, who had only a single time fault in
the first round. Gardenio is owned by the YZ Partners.
Pony Hunter Champion today was Pony Dot Com owned and ridden by
Katherine Newman. While Small/Medium Green Pony Champion was Wellens
Gold Coin ridden by Molly Sullivan for Tyler Daly.
Hunter Champion 14 & Under was Playoff ridden by Carolyn Kelly
and owned by Scott Stewart. Reserve Champion was Glorious with Amelia
McArdle up and also owned by Scott Stewart. In the Childrens
Hunter 15- 17 Years, Tuxedo Park with Brittany Spano riding was
Champion and Simpatico with Jason Digioacchino was Reserve Champion.
Junior Hunter Champion was Saloon with Whitney Roper riding for
Hedgerow, Ltd. Reserve Champion was In Sync with Charlie Jayne up
for owner Alex R. Jayne.
available upon request. Results attached. All results are posted
Equestrian Festival Dates:
week runs Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM)
Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic March 13 16
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.
for Tampa Winter Equestrian Festival
week of competition runs Wed - Sun beginning at 8:00 AM)
Internationale March 13-16
Bay Classic March 19-23 CSI***/W
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.