Articles: Press Release
Ward Wins Again at the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show
MJ Mattell (903) 655-3472
DARIEN, CT - June 15, 2002 - McLain Ward of Brewster, NY,
scored another victory today at the 73rd annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse
Show in Darien, CT. Ward rode Peter, owned by Ward and Harry Gill, to a
win in the $5,000 CL Adams Futures Class. Peter is a repeat winner at
Ox Ridge this week. Ward also placed third with his mount Romeo.
Ward won the 2001 $35,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix. Ward will
ride to defend his title on Sunday.
The $35,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix, one of the nation's largest
and most prestigious competitions, is the highlight of the Ox Ridge
Charity Horse Show. The Grand Prix is scheduled for 1:00pm on Sunday,
June 16, and will draw approximately 1300 horses this year.
Several Olympians are riding at Ox Ridge this week including
Nona Garson of Lebanon, NJ, who rode on the 2000 Sydney Olympic Team and
Peter Leone of Greenwich, CT, who rode in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
and helped the U.S. win the Silver Medal.
Sponsors for the 2002 Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show include
Bevals LTD, Brooks Community Newspapers, CL. Adams, Der Dau, Great Horse
Designs, House of Needlepoint, Indo-Chic Imports, Kool 96.7 FM, Lucky
Lawn Inc., Pharmacia Animal Care, Reuters, Scudder Private Investment
Counsel, and Watson Wyatt Worldwide.
Admission from June 12-15 is $5.00 per car. Admission on
Grand Prix Sunday, June 16, is $8.00 per car and $5.00 for Senior
Citizen and children over 5 years old. For information call (203)