NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUINâ WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
VALE DOMINATES AT AGA SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS
WELLINGTON, FL - April 6, 2001 - Equestrian, Aaron Vale of Rembert, SC, rode the 9 year-old German Bay gelding, Gepardieux, to victory in the $5,000 Preliminary AGA Championship at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club on Friday. Vale was one of only 6 double clear rides out of a starting field of 28. He turned in a penalty-free jumping effort in 37.90 seconds, just splits ahead of Heather Caristo and Far West who crossed the timers in 38.02 seconds.
Aaron Vale then proceeded to capture the $10,000 Intermediate AGA Championship aboard Alliance, the 9 year-old German Mare. Again, Vale was one of only 6 double clear rounds out of a starting line up of 26 and turned in a blistering time of 32.41 seconds. Canadian Equestrian Team Rider, Eric Lamaze, finished just splits behind Vale with a clear round and 32.98 seconds aboard Ezior D'Anum.
Action continues this week as horses and riders prepare for the 2001 $300,000 American Grand Prix Association Championships on April 8 at 2:00 pm. For tickets call Stadium Jumping at 561-793-5867.