Kraut and Liberty Capture the $5,000 NAL Americhoice Challenge
FL March 21 The Tampa Bay Classic at the Florida State
Fairgrounds saw torrential rains in the morning followed by afternoon
clearing. The $5,000 1.4 m NAL Americhoice Challenge went in the
indoor arena with Laura Kraut winning the 1st place victory. The
Americhoice Challenge is a speed class and Laura won the class riding
Liberty almost 4 seconds faster than the second placed Margie Engle.
Liberty is owned by the Summit Group and was the 13th horse to compete
in the class of 21 horses. In second place was Margie Engle riding
Hidden Creeks Charley Brown who is owned by the Hidden Creek
Farm. Of the 21 entries, 9 horses had fault-free rounds but Laura
and Liberty were the fastest.
North American League (NAL) runs season-long series in six hunter
and jumper divisions Childrens Hunter, Childrens
Jumper, Adult Hunter, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper, and Open Jumper
Speed. Each series culminates with a championship final at the Pennsylvania
National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, in October. Riders need not
be members of the NAL to compete in any qualifying classes, but
only current members earn points toward year-end finals. For more
information and a list of qualifying competitions for 2003, please
visit the Ryegate Show Services website at www.Ryegate.com.
Morrissey won the High Junior Jumper Class riding Laser. Eugene
R. Mische owns Laser. Second to Michael was Melissa Orlick riding
Intersat Floyd. Sally Glassman won the High Amateur-Owner Jumper
Class with Kindle Hill Farms ABC Cassius.
competitors faced the rain in the Ariat Adult Medal and Jessie Hoyer
won the class.
results are posted at www.stadiumjumping.com.
$200,000 Budweiser American Invitational will be held March 29,
Saturday, at 7:00 PM in the Raymond James Stadium. Thirty horses
will be invited by the amount of money won during the Winter Equestrian
Festival in designated classes. This class has one of the largest
purses of any Grand Prix type competition in this nation.
for the Budweiser American Invitational, March 29 at Raymond James
Stadium are available at Ticket Master (813) 287-8844 or at Stadium
Jumping (877) 909-9436.
for Winter Equestrian Festival at Tampa Fairgrounds are Wednesday
through Friday $5. Children under 12 years are free. Saturday and
Sunday Adult tickets are $10. Seniors and Students are $5 all days.
For schedule, directions and information visit www.stadiumjumping.com.
for Tampa Winter Equestrian Festival
week of competition runs Wed - Sun beginning at 8:00 AM)
Internationale March 13-16
Bay Classic March 19-23 CSI***/W
of Champions March 25-29 CSI**/W
American Invitational March 29 in Raymond James Stadium