And Beudelair Top John H. Fritz Challenge
NJMay 30, 2002A field of 27 entries competed in the
John H. Fritz Challenge at the 2002 Garden State Horse Show held
May 1-5 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. The John
H. Fritz Perpetual Trophy was presented to Ali Wolff and her horse
class, introduced in 2001, was designed for junior and amateur riders
who compete over fences 333 in height. It
was held following the conclusion of the Garden State Grand Prix.
The perpetual trophy was donated last year by Mr. and Mrs. Finn
M.W. Caspersen in honor of John H. (Jack) Fritz.
has played a key role in nearly every aspect of the equestrian world.
From founding organizations such as the United States Combined Training
Association (USCTA) and the United States Dressage Foundation (USDF),
to governing and officiating equestrian events, Fritz has dedicated
his life to promoting equestrian sports.
has also been a leader of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) for nearly
three decades. He has been a member of the USETs Board of
Directors since the early 1960s and an officer since 1974. Today
Fritz continues to judge and officiate many three-day events and
dressage shows, and has authored a number of books in horse sports.
year the riders competed over a course designed by Anthony DAmbrosio
and consisted of 16 fences with a time allowed of 80 seconds. Wolff
was the second rider to finish with a clean round and move to the
jump-off. In total, sixteen horse-and-rider combinations kept the
rails off the ground and had the opportunity to have their names
inscribed on the John H. Fritz Perpetual Trophy. But it was Wolff
and Beudelair who turned in the fastest fault-free ride in the jump-off
will have their winning efforts remembered.
year, Leigh Healey and her mount Ideal from Glenayre Farm of Mt.
Holly, NJ, took home top honors. This year, Glenayre Farms
Concorde was ridden to a second-place finish with Maria Schaub aboard.
Schaub and Concorde also went on the following day to win the $1500
Marshall & Sterling Childrens Jumper class sponsored by