Crowned Miss Teen U.S. Continental To Make Trophy
Presentations At The 119TH National Horse Show
Wellington, Florida---November 25, 2002---The 119th National Horse
Show will open tomorrow at The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
in Wellington and will run through December 1, 2002. The National,
founded in 1883, is the oldest and most prestigious horse show
in the U.S., bringing together the best horses and riders in the
The National maintains an historic collection of trophies, acquired
over its 119 years, passed down from generation to generation.
At the conclusion of each division, there is a formal presentation
of one of these grand trophies to the winning horse and rider.
After the presentation, the names of the winning team are engraved
on the trophy, although the trophy itself continues to reside
with The National.
On Sunday, December 1, 2002, the newly crowned Miss Teen
U.S. Continental, Rebecca Stone, will visit The National
and make some of the days trophy presentations in The International
Arena. Miss Stone, of Davie, Florida, is also Miss Florida
and will be taping an interview with Good Morning America
on Friday and Saturday prior to flying down for The National.
Competition in The International Arena on Sunday will be among
the best of the week: such as, The $100,000 National Horse Show
Jumper Championship, open to the best 30 jumper horses and riders
of the week, where points, in addition to money, will be awarded
towards the annual World Cup Competition to be held in Las Vegas
in April, 2003.
The 119th National Horse Show runs Tuesday, November 26, through
Sunday, December 1, with competition beginning at 8:00am and continuing
throughout each day. Friday evening Jumping Under the Stars
competition begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are: Tuesday through Saturday
$10/adult, $7/seniors, children 12 & under free, Sunday, $15/adult,
$7/senior, children 12 & under free. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday,
admission is free to all. Tickets are available at the gate or
by phoning (800) 237-8924 or (561) 753-3389. Entrance to the Equestrian
Center is on Pierson Road in Wellington, where parking is free
on all days