Articles: Press Release
Margie Goldstein Engle Wins $50,000 I Love New York Grandprix at 25th
Annual I Love New York Horse Show
Marty Bauman (518) 523-9625, Classic.firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Placid, NY – July 6, 2002 –Margie Goldstein Engle of
Wellington, FL won the $50,000 I Love New York Grandprix for the second
straight year and third time in four years at the 25th annual I Love New
York Horse Show.
Only three of the 37 entries were able to ride fault-free over the 16-jump
first-round course designed by 1996 Olympic course designer Linda Allen at
the North Elba Showgrounds. They returned for a tiebreaking ride over the
8-jump jump-off course.
First to return was Danielle Torano of Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Lancier 4,
the 11-year-old Holsteiner (German-bred) she rode to third place in last
week’s $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid. Torano scored four
faults for one rail down at the sixth fence and finished with a time of
Engle then returned on Hidden Creek’s Laurel, a 14-year-old Dutch-bred mare.
Engle, who previously won the Grandprix in 1999 and 2001 on Reggae, turned
in a fault-free ride in 40.873 seconds to move into the lead. The day’s
final entry, Christine Tribble of Suffield, CT, then scored four faults in
41.001 seconds on After Eight, a 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood, to move in
to second place behind Engle and drop Torano to third.
Engle’s win, combined with last week’s runner-up finish in the $50,000
Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid on Hidden Creek’s Perin, earned her the
Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence for the
best combined performances in Lake Placid’s two Grandprix events.
Prior to the Grandprix, Grushenka Sanchez of Puerto Rico rode Candy’s Best
to the win in the $10,000 Pin Oak Farm Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic and
Maggie Jayne rode Jubulent to victory in the $10,000 Salamander Farm High
Junior Jumper Classic. Both events are part of the Show Jumping Hall of
Fame Jumper Classic Series that determines which junior jumper and
amateur-owner jumper riders will qualify to ride in the 2002 National Horse
Show. Sanchez tied with Lauren Bass, winner of the Lake Placid Horse Show’s
$10,000 Mirror Lake Inn Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, for the Jimmy Quinn
Memorial Award given for the best combined performance in Lake Placid’s two
The I Love New York Horse Show concludes Sunday. The highlight of Sunday’s
competition will be the Sidelines North American League (NAL) Adult Jumper
Classic, part of the NAL season-long series that culminates with year-end
finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA in October.
Overall, more than 1300 horses and the nation’s best show jumping riders
came to Lake Placid to compete for $360,000 prize money at the Lake Placid
and I Love New York Horse Shows. In addition to two AGA Grandprix Series
events and North American League (NAL) classes, the horse show schedule also
included Adult/Children's Jumper events and Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper
Classic series events for junior riders and amateur/owner riders. There
were also numerous hunter and equitation divisions including World
Championship Hunter Rider Classes and Hunter Classics.
The Lake Placid Horse Shows were made possible through the generosity of
many supporters and sponsors. Sponsors for the 2002 Lake Placid and I Love
New York Horse Shows include A&M Beverages, Inc., Adirondack Rustic,
American Grandprix Association, Anonymous, Ariat, Brandy Parfums, Inc.,
Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch, Inc., C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Jane F.
Clark, Lisa A. H. Cudahy, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, David Fowler Custom
Tack Trunks, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Golden Arrow Hotel, Hilton Lake Placid
Resort, Jaguar, Juliam Farm, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors’ Bureau, Lake
Placid Lodge, Land Rover, Lonesome Landing, M & M Mars, McDonalds, Miller’s
Harness Company, Mirror Lake Inn, Moss Communications, Nicola’s Family
Restaurants, On a Fence Designs and Rentals, ORDA-Whiteface Mountain, the
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group, Inc., Pin Oak Farm, Price Chopper, Red Kap Sales,
Inc./Citgo, Salamander Farm, Sand Castle Farm, Sidelines, Supracor, The
Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Country Saddler, Ltd., The Hooker Family, The
Phelps School, The Phillips Family, Town of North Elba Park District,
Trelawny Farm, Turtle Lane Farm, Unusual Silver, Wild Horse Winery, and WPTZ
News Channel 5.
For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at
(518) 523-9625 or visit the web site at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.