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Pacific Beach and Kate Levy Are The Best Of The Best At The Tampa Equestrian Festival
Pablo V and Ben Maher
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Jennifer Wood of
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Tampa, FL - March 28, 2008 - Kate Levy of Katonah, NY and
Pacific Beach showed everyone at the Tampa Equestrian Festival, held at the Bob
Thomas Equestrian Center that they know how to step on the gas, as they bested
a field of 13 horse and rider combinations to take first place in the 1.40m
Jumper Speed class where fast and careful will take you to the winner's circle.
first clear round of the class wasn't seen until Margie Engle and Hidden
Creek's Calippo 12 entered the ring. Engle and the big grey were fast but careful
and completed the course of jumps in a time of 63.079.
next rider in the ring was Todd Minikus aboard Romy. The pair made every effort to cut some
distance off the track that Engle had taken, but were unsuccessful in beating
her time. They finished with no
penalties in a time of 64.912.
Maher and his Pablo V followed, to try their luck and although they did not
look like they were moving that quickly, they managed to shave almost three
seconds off the leader's time finishing in 60.563 seconds.
had the advantage of watching nine riders try to navigate the course before she
and the fiery bay mare entered the ring. Levy knew what she had to do to come out on top, deliver a round that
was fast and precise with a little luck thrown in.
Levy asked, and the little bay delivered. They sped around the course with no problems
to cross the timers in an astonishing 57.423 seconds.
"She's got a big stride and is fast, careful and easy to
ride," said Levy. "She really tries to
win. I just tack up and go. I've only had her for three weeks. She was shown by other riders in Wellington. I did one
class here last week and she was
second. She is naturally fast and stays
relaxed at that speed. She does what you
tell her and is so confident."
"I love mares." Levy continued. "I have one big horse who is a gelding, but
right now all the rest are mares. It's a
nice group of horses and Pacific
Beach is so good. She's just a winner."
1. Pacific Beach/Kate Levy/0/57.423
2. Pablo V/Ben Maher/0/60.563
3. Hidden Creek's Calippo 12/Margie Engle/0/63.079
5. Via Volo/Alison Robitaille/3/77.683
6. Alina/Mary Lisa Leffler/4/61.728
7. Larioso/McLain Ward/4/64.711
8. Ormsby Hill/Jimmy Torano/4/66.945
9. Intrepide Du Valon/Alison Robitaille/4/78.121
Equinox/Norman Dello Joio/5/75.728
11. Magic Cruise/Jimmy Torano/8/58.733
12. Phillipa/McLain Ward/18/92.219
Competition in the
Tampa Bay Classic CSI***-W continues until Sunday, March 30. The Tampa
Equestrian Festival runs from March 19-April 6, 2008. The final event at the
Festival for the jumpers is the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, held
at Raymond James Stadium at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. For more information
on the Tampa Equestrian Festival and the American Invitational, please visit www.stadiumjumping.com.
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