Margie Engle Wins 3 Classes Today! - 1.40 m Class, 1.30 m Class and 1.35 m Class!
Mason Phelps, Jr. or Beverly Lake Wilkes at (561) 753-3389 or at SJIPressoffice@aol.com or Mason?s Cell (561) 371-0118
Wellington, Fl ? April 2, 2003 ? AGA National Jumper Championship beganwith wonderful sun and dry temperatures in the low 80?s ? beautifulweather for a competition. This all jumper competition continuesthrough Sunday, April 6.
In the Internationale Arena, the $2,500 1.40 m Time First Jump Off sawfifty-five horses attempt the course. With clean first rounds, 18horses returned to contest the shortened jump off course. Out of thosehorses, 12 horses had clean rounds in the jump off.
Laura Kraut and Wet Paint were the fastest and won the class in a timeof 25.191 seconds. Wet Paint is a Paint gelding by Buddy Sacket out ofScenic Sweet Kitty and is owned by the Pin Oak Farm of Lake Forest,Illinois. Rich Fellers from Oregon and McGuinness were second with26.799 seconds. McGuinness is owned by Harry & Molly Chapman ofWilsonville, OR. In 27.077 seconds was third place, Molly Ashe ridingKing Louie. King Louie is owned by Rosewood Glen Ltd.
In the 1.40 m Time First Round, Margie Engle bested the field withHidden Creek?s Alvaretto owned by Hidden Creek Farm. Five horses hadfault free rounds and Margie was the quickest. Laura Chapot and herhorse Sprite were second placed with a round that was 1.5 seconds slowerthan Margie Engle and Hidden Creek?s Alvaretto.
In the 1.30 m Time First Jump Off, 43 horses competed and Camille withMargie Engle riding won the class for owner, Lea Allen. Eric Lamaze wassecond with Raya De La Cour for owner Paul Shapiro.
Naram and Margie Engle won the 1.35 m Time First Jump Off.
Photos available upon request. All results areposted at www.stadiumjumping.com.
AGA National Jumper Championships
Presented by Budweiser
Wednesday ? Sunday, April 2-6, 2003
Tickets are available at the gate. Adults are $5.00 Wed. ? Sat; $10.00on Sunday; Seniors are $5.00 all days; Children 12 & under are free.Parking is free. Schedules, directions and information is available at www.stadiumjumping.com or at (561)793-5867.