WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUINâ WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Ward at the Top of his Game
WELLINGTON, FL -- JANUARY 27 - '98 AGA Rider of the Year, McLain Ward of Brewster, NY was once again in the winner's circle at The Nutrena Open Jumper Classic course built by '84 Olympic Gold Medalist, Conrad Homfeld. From a field of 40 competitors, Ward advanced to the jump-off with his bay gelding, All Saints and crossed the timers in 34.87. Olympian, Markus Beerbaum of Germany has returned to Florida to compete in the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival and is giving everyone a run for the money. Beerbaum turned in double clear rounds and the second fastest time of 36.74 aboard the German bred, Leena. Beerbaum and Ward both had two mounts place in today's event and will both be competing in tomorrow's Grand Prix.
Show jumping action continues on Sunday at the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival with the $35,000 FARR LEGACY GRAND PRIX OF PALM BEACH at 2:00 PM. Other top athletes to watch include '96 Olympic Team silver medallist, Leslie Howard and along with Six Time Budweiser Rider of the Year/2000 Olympian, Margie Engle, of Wellington.
Tickets are available at the gate: $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, children under 12 admitted free.