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Laura Kraut and Liberty Win the NAL Americhoice Challenge Again!

Tampa, FL – March 27 – At the Tournament of Champions, Laura Kraut and Liberty won the $5,000 NAL Americhoice Challenge. Liberty is a Dutch Warmblood mare and is owned by The Summit Group. This pair also won the Americhoice Challenge last week at the Tampa Bay Classic. Twenty seven horses attempted the course.

The North American League (NAL) runs season-long series in six hunter and jumper divisions – Children’s Hunter, Children’s 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

Dynamic was Pre Green Hunter Champion with Scott Stewart riding for Mimi Tashjian. Dynamic is also the Winter Equestrian Festival Circuit Champion in this division.

Regular Conformation Hunter Champion was Canterbury with Callan Solem riding for owner Rosemary Salow.

Soft Touch was 1st Year Green Hunter Champion with Heidi Austin Fish riding for Woodrun Farm.

All results are posted at

The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational will be held March 29, Saturday, at 7:00 PM in the Raymond James Stadium. This class has one of the largest purses of any Grand Prix type competition in this nation.

Tickets 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.

Tickets 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

Dates for Tampa Winter Equestrian Festival

(Each week of competition runs Wed - Sun beginning at 8:00 AM)

Suncoast Internationale March 13-16
Tampa Bay Classic March 19-23 CSI***/W
Tournament of Champions March 25-29 CSI**/W
Budweiser American Invitational March 29 in Raymond James Stadium


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