NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUINâ WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida
VALE WINS AT FLORIDA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
TAMPA, FL - March 23, 2001 - Aaron Vale of Rembert, SC has returned to the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival and jumped right into the winner's circle aboard the 12 year-old Holsteiner mare, Elan Coriana. Vale and Elan Coriana turned in double clearrounds and the fastest jump-off time of 22.798 seconds around this LeopoldoPalacious-Jugo (Venezuela) designed course.1998 Budweiser American Grand Prix Association Rider of the Year, McLainWard of Brewster, NY crossed the timers in 23.467 seconds, less than one second behind Vale to capture second place up on the 11 year-old Dutch bred mare,Crazy U.
Action continues this week as horsesand riders prepare for the 2001 $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational onMarch 31 at Raymond James Stadium, a no holds barred competition of 30 of thebest equestrians in the world. SchuylerRiley has qualified, as defending champion and the top four riders in the AGARider of the year standings after this Sundays Grand Prix Event, the $75,000Grand Prix of Tampa at 2:00pm will be invited to compete. 2000 Olympians Laura Kraut and Margie Engleare positioned in 1st and 2nd, Richard Spooner and BeezieMadden are in 3rd and 4th and remain contenders for the2000-2001 AGA rider of the year title. For tickets call Ticketmaster or StadiumJumping at 813-253-2782.