Vinoski Wins USET Four Star Championship at the Rolex
Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer
NJMay 1, 2002Kimberly Vinoski of Scottsville, VA won
the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Four Star Championship
at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI****, presented by Bayer.
She won on Winsome Adante, a nine-year-old English Thoroughbred
owned by Plain Dealing Farm, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington,
April 25-28, 2002.
who was sitting in fourth position following the completion of
dressage on Friday, posted a clear cross-country round, on a rainy
Saturday, one of only four on the day. In Sundays final
phase of stadium jumping held in windy conditions, Vinoski picked
up eight penalties after having two rails down, but managed to
hang on to the lead with a three-day total of 56.20 penalty points.
The win marked her first win at the Olympic-level.
am a very lucky person to have the owner that I do and very fortunate
to do what I love," said Vinoski. Vinoski left the Rolex
Kentucky Three-Day Event with a winner's check of $60,000 and
a Rolex timepiece.
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event served as a USET selection trial
for this years Eventing World Championships to be held at
the World Equestrian Games in Spain in September. Vinoski beat
out an international field that included Olympic and World Championship
veterans from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, and the
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