Articles: Press Release
Eric Lamaze from Canada takes the $20,000 1.5 Meter Classic at the Winter Equestrian Festival
Mason Phelps, Jr. or Beverly Lake Wilkes at (561) 753-3389 or at
Wellington, FL – February 8, 2003 -- Riding Millcreek’s Rosalind, Eric
Lamaze won the featured class today during the Kilkenny/ICH
Internationale week of competition. Of 34 entries in the class, eleven
horses made it to the jump-off. Eric was third to go in the jump-off
and held onto his lead, while 8 horses tried to beat his time with a
clean round. Only four horses had clean rounds in the jump-off and
McLain Ward riding Couletto K James was second to last in the jump-off
with a fast time that was only 8/100’s of a second behind Eric and
Millcreek’s Rosalind. Edgar ridden by Joe Fargis was third. Cosequin’s
C.E.O. with Debbie Stephens riding for Centennial Farm was fourth with a
clean round in the jump-off.
The High Junior Jumpers Time First Jump-off had only 2 horses with 4
faults each for the jump-off today. Cara Dayton won the High Junior
Jumper, riding Lardi with a clean jump-off round at the Kilkenny/ICH
Internationale. Second with 4 faults in the jump-off was Aimee Aron
riding Prinsipal for Kinloch Enterprises. There were 13 entries in this
difficult Junior Jumper Class. Tomorrow is the $15,000 BET on Jazz
Junior Jumper Classic starting at 8:00 AM and the $50,000 Kilkenny/ICH
Internationale Cup begins at 2:00 PM.
Jennifer O’Neil won an Amateur Owner Hunter younger class with Portico
while Cara Cheska won the younger Amateur Owner Hunter Handy Class with
Peek A Blue with Stephanie Vijon up won a Large Green Conformation Pony
Hunter Class and the Under Saddle for that division. Peek A Blue is
owned by Mindy Darst.
Ellen Toon won 2 Adult Hunter Classes today with her wonderful hunter In
Disguise. This is the first time Ellen has competed on In Disguise. In
Disguise was champion in the Green Conformation Hunters with Sachine
Belle riding winning 4 over fence classes.
Photos available upon request. All final results are posted at
Tickets to the Winter Equestrian Festival are available by phone at
793-JUMP or at the gate. Admission is free on Wednesdays. Children 12
& under are free all days. Senior admission is $5 every day. Adult
admission is $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $15 on
Sunday. Parking is free.