Articles: Press Release
Margie Goldstein Engle Wins $50,000 Supracor I Love New York Grandprix at
24th Annual I Love New York Horse Show
Marty Bauman, 518-523-9625
July 7, 2001
LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK-U.S. Olympic veteran Margie Goldstein Engle of
Wellington, FL became only the third rider to sweep Lake Placid’s two
Grandprix events in one year with a win Saturday in the $50,000 Supracor I
Love New York Grandprix at the 24th annual I Love New York Horse Show.
Engle was one of six entries from the starting field of 35 to reach a
tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the 17-jump, first-round
course at the North Elba Show Grounds. She was the first to return for the
seven-jump tiebreaker course and she set the time to beat with a fault-free
ride in 35.125 seconds on Reggae, the 13-year-old German-bred on whom she
won the competition in 1999.
None of the remaining entries could catch Engle, who won the $50,000
Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid on July 4 for her 101st Grandprix win,
although McLain Ward of Brewster, NY did beat her time when he finished in
34.444 seconds on Victor. However, Ward’s 10-year-old Dutch-bred had a rail
down at the last fence for a four-fault penalty and a fourth-place finish.
“Reggae is naturally fast and sometimes I go too fast with him,” Engle
said. “I actually tried to hold him back a little midway through the
jump-off, but then I picked it up and took my shot.
“McLain tried to leave a stride out to the Supracor fence (the last fence),
but that was a big vertical, especially going down hill, and it didn’t work
out for him.”
“I don’t think I got my horse’s eye on the last fence,” Ward said. “Both
my horses did everything I asked; I guess I just didn’t ride it right to the
Sarah Willeman of South Hamilton, MA was second with a fault-free ride in
35.922 seconds on Hurricane and Debbie Stephens of Glenmoore, PA, who
finished fault-free in 38.814 seconds on Cosequin’s Chapie, was third.
Prior to Saturday’s Grandprix, Danielle Torano of Fort Lauderdale, FL won
the $20,000 Mirror Lake Inn/Pin Oak Farm Amateur-Owner Grandprix, a member
event of the National Horse Sports Foundation/Show Jumping Hall of Fame
Jumper Classic Series. Following the class, A&M Beverages and the Lake
Placid Horse Show Association paid tribute to the late Jimmy Quinn, a
long-time supporter of the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows, and
presented the third annual Jimmy Quinn Award to Torano as the leading
amateur-owner rider of the two weeks of the Lake Placid and I Love New York
Sunday is the final day of the I Love New York Horse Show and competition
starts at 8:00 a.m. with competition running till only about 2:00 p.m.
Therefore admission is just $2.00 for adults with children under the age of
12 admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate.
The Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows are made possible through
the generosity of many supporters and sponsors. Sponsors for the 2001 Lake
Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows include A&M Beverages, Inc., American
Grandprix Association, Brandy Parfums, Inc., Budweiser, C.M. Hadfield’s
Saddlery, Inc., CellularOne, Jane F. Clark, Cosequin/Nutramax Labs, Lisa A.
H. Cudahy, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, David Fowler Carpentry, Golden Arrow
Hotel, Juliam Farm, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors’ Bureau, Lake Placid
Lodge, Lonesome Landing, Miller’s Harness Company, Mirror Lake Inn, Moss
Communications, Nicola’s Family Restaurants, ORDA-Whiteface Mountain,
Pepsi-Cola Keeseville Bottling Company, Pin Oak Farm, Price Chopper, Red Kap
Sales, Inc., Sand Castle Farm, LLC, Supracor, Swedish Hill Winery, The Brown
Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Hooker Family, The Phelps School, The Philips
Family, Town of North Elba Park District, Trelawny Farm, Turtle Lane Farm,
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.