Ward Finishes 1 & 2 in the $20,000 1.50 m Classic.
Fl March 22, 2003 Today at the Winter Equestrian Festival,
jumping competition continued in 3 different arenas. The $20,000
1.50 m Classic, a Time First Jump Off, was the featured class. There
were 9 horses qualified for the jump off and McLain Ward was first
and second with two horses owned by Sarah B. Willeman and Turnabout
Farm. He was first riding Hurricane as he flew around the shortened
course in a time of 20.232 seconds for the win. McLain was last
to go in the jump off on Labelle and tried to beat his previous
time but finished in 29.620 seconds. In third place was Millcreeks
Raphael with Eric Lamaze riding for the Millcreek Stables.
was Champion in the Amateur Owner Hunters 36-50 with owner/rider
Dee Thomas. Dee and Artistic are currently leading for circuit Champion
in the division.
Working Hunter Champion was Stellar with owner/rider Alysha Leonard.
Stellar was also Champion in the Pre Green 33 Hunters
with Scott Hofstetter.
Paris was Adult Amateur Hunter Champion with owner/rider Wendy Lewis.
the equitation divisions, Michael Morrissey won the ASPCA Maclay
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
Tampa Bay Classic March 19-23 CSI***/W
Tournament of Champions March 25-29 CSI**/W
Budweiser American Invitational March 29 in Raymond James Stadium