NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUIN WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida
olympian CAPTURES TAMPA SEASON OPENER
TAMPA, FL : March 21, 2001 : Three Time Olympian, Leslie Howard of Westport, CT, was in the winner's circle aboard the 11 year-old grey stallion, Nick of Diamonds at the 2001 Cosequin Winter Equestrian FestivalTampa Series. Howard bested a field of 67 starters after she turned in a first clear round and advanced to thejump-off, clearing the seven obstacles in 34.306 seconds.
Second place went to 2000 Olympian, Margie Engle of Wellington, FL who turned in double clear rounds and completed the jump-off course in 37.067 seconds aboard the 9 year-old Dutch-bred, Ransom.
The Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival continues untilApril 1, 2001. The entire 2000 OlympicTeam, Margie Engle, Laura Kraut, Nona Garson, Lauren Hough and Todd Minikus(Alternate) are competing tomorrow in the $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup at the BobThomas Equestrian Center. Call 813-630-9669 for more information.
The featured event of the CosequinWinter Equestrian Festival is the Budweiser American Invitational at RaymondJames Stadium, March 31, 7:00PM.