Articles: Press Release
McLain Ward and Naomi Win Again at the 16th Attitash Bear Peak Equine
Hallie McEvoy (603)374-5311
Bartlett, NH - August 17, 2000 - Today in equestrian action, McLain Ward of
Brewster, NY galloped to victory in the second $2,000 Mercedes Benz Modified
Jumper class at the 16th Annual Attitash Bear Peak Equine Festival. Ward and
Naomi also took home the blue ribbon yesterday in the first $2,000 Mercedes
Benz Modified Jumper class.
Ward, the defending champion in Sunday's $50,000 Mercedes Benz Grand Prix of
New Hampshire, covered the jump-off course in a time of 53.728 seconds on his
mount Naomi, a 15 year-old German mare.
"Naomi is a wonderful horse and she's very consistent," stated Ward. "She
goes out at every horse show and wins ribbons."
Sheila Burke of Elmira, NY and Jamison, owned by Athlone Partners, placed
second in 55.556 seconds. The yellow ribbon for third place went to Amy
Betuker of Ridgefield, CT and Spring Meadows Farm's Impeccable.
2000 Olympic Team member and U.S. Equestrian Team veteran Margie Engle of
Wellington, FL rode Hidden Creek's Limerick, a 7 year-old black stallion, to
win the $1,500 Mountain Ear High Preliminary Jumper class in a time of 20.677
Riding Sarah B. Willeman's Labelle, Jeffery Welles won the $1,000 Paris
Farmer's Union Low Preliminary Jumper class in a speedy jump-off time of
23.458 seconds over fifty other competitors.
Marissa Lanteri of Hackensack, NJ won the $300 Story Land Children's Jumper
class on Two O'Clock Fox, an 8 year-old chestnut gelding. The pair covered
the jump-off course in 23.647 seconds.
Located at the scenic Fields of Attitash in Bartlett, NH, the top riders and
horses from throughout the U.S. will compete daily through Sunday at the 16th
Annual Attitash Bear Peak Equine Festival.
In addition to the thrilling spectacle of equestrian competition, spectators
at the Attitash Bear Peak Equine Festival will find a variety of attractions
at the Fields of Attitash. Shopping fans will enjoy the Country Fair Expo
adjacent to the Grand Prix Ring featuring local retailers displaying artwork,
jewelry, crafts, clothing and a variety of equestrian items for sale. A fine
selection of local foods will be available to sample ringside at the "Taste
of the Valley" Food Festival featuring area restaurateurs. Equine
demonstrations, hay rides, and a children's play area round out the
activities during the event.
Later in the week, spectators can mingle with riders in the VIP tent at the
first annual Riders Reception following the conclusion of Saturday's
competition. Enjoy wine and cheese, beautiful music, and most importantly,
the announcement of the competition order for the $50,000 Mercedes Benz Grand
Prix of New Hampshire which runs on Sunday at 2:00.
For tickets and group sales information, please call (800)237-8924. Please
call (603)374-2368 for further information about the Attitash Bear Peak
Equine Festival or go to www.attitash.com on the Internet.