Marks Success For Third Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon
2003 Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon drew 1,500 professionals, amateurs,
fans, and grooms to the Outback Polo Field in West Palm Beach, Florida,
for the March 10 event. Four teams of three riders each, all from
different disciplines, participated in a three-phase competition.
In the Dressage Phase, jumper riders and polo players rode a Second
Level dressage test to music; in the Jumper Phase, dressage riders
and polo players jumped a Gamblers Choice course; and in the
final phase, each team played two chukkers of polo in which the
polo player could pass but not score.
team accumulating the most points for all three phases was Polo
Gear, winning the Gold Medal for the 2003 Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon.
A tie for
second place was decided by a toss of the coin, giving the Outback
Team the Silver Medal and the Sidelines Team the Bronze Medal. The
Dutta Corporation Team won the Pewter Medal.
were also presented for Most Valuable Players and Best Horses. Presiding
at the event were Lorraine Stubbs and Bill Warren, Dressage Phase
Judges; Dr. Cesar Parra, Best Dressage Horse Judge;
Marsh Kulak, Best Jumper Judge; and Tommy Wayman, Best Polo Pony
Judge. The MVP awards were determined by the team chef dequipes.
Receiving the Most Valuable Player Awards were Ruth Hogan-Poulsen
(who helped everybody with their music and dressage phase); Adam
Snow (for his determination to practice dressage faithfully and
be good at it!); and Jimmy Torano (for being such a good sport and
agreeing to compete at the last moment!). The MVPs were awarded
custom Sidelines Triathlon saddle pads by Seashore Acres.
Receiving the Best Horse awards for their disciplines
were: Gabriel Crespos polo pony, Raba; Jimmy Toranos
jumper, Lexus. Ashley Holzers Imperioso and Ruth Hogan-Poulsens
Hektor (dressage horses) shared the win. All the Best Horses received
12X12 stall mattresses from Soft Stall and a pair of Equifit Self
Molding open front boots.
All the ponies received a bag of Mint-A-Muffins from Donna Zimmer
and Sherry Nelson. The jumper and dressage riders received custom-made
Sidelines Triathlon mallets by Nano.
Of The 2003 Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon*
*There was a tie for second place, and a coin toss determined the
Silver and Bronze Medals
Dressage: Ruth Hogan-Poulsen
Jumper: Jimmy Torano
Polo: Mike Azzaro
Dressage: Ashley Holzer
Jumper: Todd Minikus
Polo: Bautista Heguy
Dressage: Bent Jensen
Jumper: Nona Garson
Polo: Felix Anzoreguy
The Dutta Corporation
Dressage: Lynda Alicki
Jumper: Candice King
Polo: Adam Snow