NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUINâ WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
MINIKUS CAPTURES OPEN JUMPER COMPETITION AT AGA CHAMPIONSHIPS
WELLINGTON, FL - April 4, 2001 - World Cup Veteran, Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL rode the 12 year-old chestnut mare, Pandora, to victory in the Open Speed Competition at the American Grand Prix Association Show Jumping Championships the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club on Wednesday. Minikus bested the starting field of 24 turning in double clear rounds and the fastest time of 61.796 seconds. 1998 AGA Rider of the Year, McLain Ward of Brewster, NY cleared the jump-off track in 62.443 seconds aboard the 11 year-old Dutch bred gelding, 4 Seasons, followed by Katie Prudent who finished in 62.481 seconds up on Belladonna.
Show jumping action continues on Thursday during the AGA Championships at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, gates open at 8:00am. Tickets are available at the gate for Thursday's competition: $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, children under 12 admitted free.