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Margie Goldstein Engle Wins $50,000 I Love New York Grandprix at 25th Annual I Love New York Horse Show

Lake Placid, NY – July 6, 2002 –Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington, FL won the $50,000 I Love New York Grandprix for the second straight year and third time in four years at the 25th annual I Love New York Horse Show.

Only three of the 37 entries were able to ride fault-free over the 16-jump first-round course designed by 1996 Olympic course designer Linda Allen at the North Elba Showgrounds. They returned for a tiebreaking ride over the 8-jump jump-off course.

First to return was Danielle Torano of Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Lancier 4, the 11-year-old Holsteiner (German-bred) she rode to third place in last week’s $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid. Torano scored four faults for one rail down at the sixth fence and finished with a time of 41.148 seconds.

Engle then returned on Hidden Creek’s Laurel, a 14-year-old Dutch-bred mare. Engle, who previously won the Grandprix in 1999 and 2001 on Reggae, turned in a fault-free ride in 40.873 seconds to move into the lead. The day’s final entry, Christine Tribble of Suffield, CT, then scored four faults in 41.001 seconds on After Eight, a 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood, to move in to second place behind Engle and drop Torano to third.

Engle’s win, combined with last week’s runner-up finish in the $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid on Hidden Creek’s Perin, earned her the Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence for the best combined performances in Lake Placid’s two Grandprix events.

Prior to the Grandprix, Grushenka Sanchez of Puerto Rico rode Candy’s Best to the win in the $10,000 Pin Oak Farm Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic and Maggie Jayne rode Jubulent to victory in the $10,000 Salamander Farm High Junior Jumper Classic. Both events are part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series that determines which junior jumper and amateur-owner jumper riders will qualify to ride in the 2002 National Horse Show. Sanchez tied with Lauren Bass, winner of the Lake Placid Horse Show’s $10,000 Mirror Lake Inn Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, for the Jimmy Quinn Memorial Award given for the best combined performance in Lake Placid’s two Amateur-Owner Classics.

The I Love New York Horse Show concludes Sunday. The highlight of Sunday’s competition will be the Sidelines North American League (NAL) Adult Jumper Classic, part of the NAL season-long series that culminates with year-end finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA in October.

Overall, more than 1300 horses and the nation’s best show jumping riders came to Lake Placid to compete for $360,000 prize money at the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows. In addition to two AGA Grandprix Series events and North American League (NAL) classes, the horse show schedule also included Adult/Children's Jumper events and Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic series events for junior riders and amateur/owner riders. There were also numerous hunter and equitation divisions including World Championship Hunter Rider Classes and Hunter Classics.

The Lake Placid Horse Shows were made possible through the generosity of many supporters and sponsors. Sponsors for the 2002 Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows include A&M Beverages, Inc., Adirondack Rustic, American Grandprix Association, Anonymous, Ariat, Brandy Parfums, Inc., Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch, Inc., C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Jane F. Clark, Lisa A. H. Cudahy, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, David Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Golden Arrow Hotel, Hilton Lake Placid Resort, Jaguar, Juliam Farm, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors’ Bureau, Lake Placid Lodge, Land Rover, Lonesome Landing, M & M Mars, McDonalds, Miller’s Harness Company, Mirror Lake Inn, Moss Communications, Nicola’s Family Restaurants, On a Fence Designs and Rentals, ORDA-Whiteface Mountain, the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group, Inc., Pin Oak Farm, Price Chopper, Red Kap Sales, Inc./Citgo, Salamander Farm, Sand Castle Farm, Sidelines, Supracor, The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Country Saddler, Ltd., The Hooker Family, The Phelps School, The Phillips Family, Town of North Elba Park District, Trelawny Farm, Turtle Lane Farm, Unusual Silver, Wild Horse Winery, and WPTZ News Channel 5.

For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit the web site at


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