and Laura Kraut Win the Final WEF Challenge Cup
FL March 26, 2003 The final $25,000 WEF Challenge
Cup in the series was held today and it was a World Cup Qualifier.
In fact, it was the last of the World Cup Qualifiers for the East
Coast League. Mehves Trak of Turkey designed the course and 33 horse
and rider combinations attempted the track.
horses qualified to come back and jump off against the clock. The
first horse back was Libidou with Keean White up and he was clean.
Leslie Howard was third back in the jump off and set a fast and
clean pace with Priobert De Kalvarie finishing in 37.04 seconds.
Last to go in the order proved to be the best! Laura Kraut rode
Pasmore Stables May to 2 clear rounds and finished the jump
off in 36.87 seconds just beating Leslie Howard.
Riley was in the first round with South Beach Stables Opus Sept
when her stirrup leather broke. She finished the remaining 8 jumps
without the stirrup! And she only had 4 faults which finished as
tied for 8th place.
Austin Fish was both Champion and Reserve Champion in the Second
Year Green Working Hunters at the Tournament of Champions. Heidi
was Champion with Bissinger for owner Joan Ehrhart and she was Reserve
Champion with Current Affair for Woodrun Farm.
was Champion in the Green Conformation Hunters with Morgan Thomas
riding for owner Kimberly Wang Unlimited. Heidi Austin Fish rode
Barbados to the Reserve Champion.
Green 33 Hunter Champion was Endearing with Jimmy Torano
riding for Anne Emmett. Scott Stewart rode Missy Clarks Catnap
to the Pre Green Hunter 3 & 4 Year Old Championship.
All 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