Severson Continues to Dominate at 2003 Over the Walls
MAAugust 2, 2003Kimberly Severson of Scottsville, VA,
continues to dominate the competition for the National Advanced
Horse Trials Championship following cross-country on Saturday, August
2, at the Over the Walls Horse Trials at Great Meadowbrook Farm
in Hardwick, MA.
one of 18 clear jumping rounds over the cross-country course designed
by Olympic Gold Medalist Torrance Watkins, Severson earned 4.0 time
penalties aboard Royal Venture, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding,
owned by Plain Dealing Farm, Inc., giving her a two-phase total
of 26.92 penalty points.
2003 Over the Walls Horse Trials also hosts seven other Advanced,
Preliminary and Young Rider divisions. Following cross-country,
Severson remains in first place with a score of 26.57 penalties
in the Advanced Division 1 competition riding her 2002 World Equestrian
Games team Gold Medal mount Winsome Adante. Australian Phillip Dutton
and Dusky Moon, last years Advanced Division 2 winners, currently
sit atop the standings in that Division with 30.42 penalties, and
Olympic veteran Karen OConnor leads the field in the Advanced
Division 3 competition aboard Grand Slam with 41.95 penalty points.
Over the Walls Champion Darren Chiacchia continues to top the competition
in Preliminary Division 1. Charlotte Merle-Smith took over the lead
in Preliminary Division 2, and Carol Kozlowski remains in first
place in Preliminary Division 3. Andrina Calder and Herz Prinz also
remain at the top of the standings in the Young Rider Division.
equestrian competition at Over the Walls concludes Sunday, August
3. Exciting show jumping action on Sunday comprises the competitions
third and final phase and begins at 8:00 a.m.
addition to witnessing top-level horses and riders galloping over
green fields overlooking the pristine Central Massachusetts Town
of Hardwick, spectators at the 2003 Over the Walls Horse Trials
can enjoy shopping at the events trade fair. Vendors will
be on hand, offering gifts for home, people, and pets, horse supplies,
tack and equipment, and everything for the horse enthusiast.
Over the Walls Horse Trials is open to the public with free admission
and a parking charge of $5.00 per carload, which benefits Windrush
Farm Therapeutic Riding, Inc. and includes a horse show program.
more information, please visit the Over the Walls website at www.overthewalls.com.