Articles: Press Release
Beezie Madden Wins $25,000 St. Regis Resort
International Class at 2003 Oaks Blenheim International
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
San Juan Capistrano, CA--July 18, 2003--Beezie Madden of
Cazenovia, NY, rode Innocence to the win in the $25,000 St. Regis Resort
International Class to highlight the second day of equestrian
competition at the Oaks Blenheim International CSI****, part of the
Capistrano Summer Festival in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The event runs
through Sunday, July 20.
Madden, who topped a field of 33 horses and riders, has
been named alternate to the squad representing the United States at the
2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic. Finishing second was
Karen Cudmore aboard Conejo, and in third was Leslie Howard, who rode
"I would like to thank the St. Regis for a great day and
a terrific competition," said Madden. "I love it out here. All the
horses competed well."
John Anderson of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, took top
honors aboard Allied Seismie's Punisher in Friday's other featured
event, the $10,000 Jump-Off Class. Nicole Shahinian Simpson took second
place with El Campeons Cirka Z and Lauren Hough finished third riding
Cord' Alou. Exciting equestrian action at the Oaks Blenheim
International continues throughout the weekend. Thursday's events saw
Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ, emerge victorious in the $10,000 Hermes
Speed Class and Will Simpson claim top honors in the $10,000 Robert
Mondavi Jump-Off Class.
On Saturday, the $50,000 Budweiser International Speed
Derby begins at 3pm, following the $10,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper
Classic. The Budweiser International Speed Derby is a thrilling event in
which each horse and rider gallop over an obstacle course with jumps
ranging as high as 5'!
Sunday's spectacular finale begins at 11am. The thrilling
Cargill Grand Prix of the United States, presented by HBO, features a
$175,000 purse. Kappler is the defending champion
The Oaks Blenheim International is the United States'
first outdoor CSI, an international individual show jumping competition.
It was first held in 2001 when Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, emerged
as champion of the Cargill Grand Prix of the United States. In 2002,
Kappler's win came in dramatic fashion over three-time World Cup
Champion Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil.
Proceeds from the Capistrano Summer Festival benefit The Latino
Coalition Foundation. The Latino Coalition Foundation is a non-profit,
non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization based in Washington, DC.
TLCF was established in 1995 to address policy issues that directly
affect the well-being of Hispanics in the U.S. Their agenda is to
develop and promote policies that will enhance overall business,
economic and social development of Hispanics. For more information on
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