Articles: Press Release
Margie Engle Wins 3 Classes Today! - 1.40 m Class, 1.30 m Class and 1.35 m Class!
Mason Phelps, Jr. or Beverly Lake Wilkes at (561) 753-3389 or at
or Mason’s Cell (561) 371-0118
Wellington, Fl – April 2, 2003 – AGA National Jumper Championship began
with wonderful sun and dry temperatures in the low 80’s – beautiful
weather for a competition. This all jumper competition continues
through Sunday, April 6.
In the Internationale Arena, the $2,500 1.40 m Time First Jump Off saw
fifty-five horses attempt the course. With clean first rounds, 18
horses returned to contest the shortened jump off course. Out of those
horses, 12 horses had clean rounds in the jump off.
Laura Kraut and Wet Paint were the fastest and won the class in a time
of 25.191 seconds. Wet Paint is a Paint gelding by Buddy Sacket out of
Scenic Sweet Kitty and is owned by the Pin Oak Farm of Lake Forest,
Illinois. Rich Fellers from Oregon and McGuinness were second with
26.799 seconds. McGuinness is owned by Harry & Molly Chapman of
Wilsonville, OR. In 27.077 seconds was third place, Molly Ashe riding
King Louie. King Louie is owned by Rosewood Glen Ltd.
In the 1.40 m Time First Round, Margie Engle bested the field with
Hidden Creek’s Alvaretto owned by Hidden Creek Farm. Five horses had
fault free rounds and Margie was the quickest. Laura Chapot and her
horse Sprite were second placed with a round that was 1.5 seconds slower
than Margie Engle and Hidden Creek’s Alvaretto.
In the 1.30 m Time First Jump Off, 43 horses competed and Camille with
Margie Engle riding won the class for owner, Lea Allen. Eric Lamaze was
second with Raya De La Cour for owner Paul Shapiro.
Naram and Margie Engle won the 1.35 m Time First Jump Off.
Photos available upon request. All results are
AGA National Jumper Championships
Presented by Budweiser
Wednesday – Sunday, April 2-6, 2003
Tickets are available at the gate. Adults are $5.00 Wed. – Sat; $10.00
on Sunday; Seniors are $5.00 all days; Children 12 & under are free.
Parking is free. Schedules, directions and information is available at
www.stadiumjumping.com or at (561)