Sacks Claims the Charles Owen Children's Medal
WORCESTER, MA (September 19, 2003)--Olivia Sacks of New York,
New York, claimed top honors in the Charles Owen Children's Medal
Finals at the Marshall & Sterling League National Indoor Finals.
Hundreds of Marshall & Sterling League members competed all
year long to earn points to qualify for a place at the Finals.
A total of 61 riders were invited to compete at Worcester's Centrum
Centre-the League's new indoor venue in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Sacks was the first rider to enter the ring for the competition.
Interestingly, after all 60 successive riders had taken their
turns in the ring, her first round score of 82.67 remained undefeated.
In the second round, Olivia received an 86, for an overall score
of 84.34 and the win. Olivia rode Jameson, owned by Dorothy Burke
of Old Brookville, New York. She trains with Molly Flaherty of
Arcadia Farm, Yorktown Heights, New York.
Green of Sherborn, Massachusetts, had a first round score of 81.67.
That score, combined with her second round score of 86 gave her
a final score of 83.34. Sara rode her own large pony, Wishful
Thinking. She trains with David Oliynyk of Sherborn, Massachusetts.
Matell of North Falmouth, Massachusetts, finished in third place
with a final score of 82.67. He trains with Kathryn Fletcher of
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Matt rode his own horse, Tops, in
competition was judged by a panel of three officials; George L.
Wallace of Raleigh, North Carolina; Jeff W. Wirthman of Island
Lake, Illinois; and Randolf C. Mullins, of Collierville, Tennessee.
Owen, founded in London, England in 1911, is a leading manufacturer
of ASTM/SEI certified riding helmets. The company offers the ultimate
helmet for the safety conscious rider, with standards that not
only meet U.S. requirements, but also pass rigorous British and
European criteria. Charles Owen helmets are available in a range
of such well-known styles as the Hampton, John Whitaker, and the
a full listing of the day's results please visit http://www.hitsshows.com/resultssummer-03.html
competition at the Marshall & Sterling League National Indoor
Finals will include:
AM - 5:30 PM (approximately)
$3,000 Junior Working Hunter
$3,000 Amateur-Owner Working Hunter
$1,500 Adult Amateur Working Hunter
$1,500 Children's Working Hunter - Horses
$2,500 Children's Working Hunter Stake - Horses
- Children's Working Hunter - Horses Championship Presentation
$1,500 Children's Working Hunter - Ponies
$2,500 Children's Working Hunter Stake - Ponies
- Children's Working Hunter - Ponies Championship Sponsored by
Eileen McNamara & Holly Hill Farm
$1,000 Junior Working Hunter Under Saddle
$1,000 Amateur-Owner Hunter Under Saddle
PM - 10:00 PM (approximately)
$10,000 Child Jumper Classic, Time First Jump-Off
$5,000 Low Jr./A-O Jumper, Time First Round
- Entertainment - "One Arm Bandit" & "K-9's
- Stateline Tack Barn Night
$15,000 Open Jumper, Time First Jump-Off
more information visit http://www.hitsshows.com/marshallsterling