WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
CHESKA AND MERIT DOMINATE POWER AND SPEED
WELLINGTON, FL -- JANUARY 26 - US Equestrian Team Veteran, Donald Cheska of Waukesha, Wisconsin, was in the winner's circle with Merit in the Power and Speed competition at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club. 40 year-old Cheska and Merit were one of only three double clear rides out of 23 competitors over the Conrad Homfeld designed course, finishing up in 49.15 seconds. Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ turned in the second double clear ride in 50.04 seconds, up on Rafiki. Colin Syquia and Dumbo De Chapelle stopped the timers just splits behind Kappler in 50.93 seconds, for a third place finish.
Show jumping action continues on Saturday at the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival. Top athletes to watch include 2000 Olympians: Margie Engle, Nona Garson and Laura Kraut.
The Cosequin WEF runs Wednesdays through Sundays at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, now to March 11. Call for more information: 561-793-5867.