Ramps Up For Garden State Grand Prix
NJMay 1, 2003 From hunters to jumpers Nona Garson of
Lebanon, New Jersey, collected ribbons throughout the day during
the second day of the Garden State Horse Show, proving to be a solid
contender for the $50,000 Garden State Grand Prix to take place
on Saturday, May 3. The Garden State Horse Show is held at the Sussex
County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ and will continue through Sunday,
began her winning streak by collecting the green/regular conformation
hunter championship aboard Superman. The ten-year-old Holstein stallion
is owned by Garson and the Kamine family.
Kamines also own Garsons well-known grand prix mount, Rythmical.
The 18-year-old veteran of the grand prix ring warmed up with speed
and power in the modified jumper class to collect a blue ribbon
would have gone three seconds faster if I had let him, said
Garson. She and the fiery chestnut gelding have a long and successful
history together. The pair represented the United States in the
2000 Olympics and also won the Garden State Grand Prix in 2001.
doesnt owe me anything, said Garson who picks and chooses
where Rhythmical shows. Garson is planning to compete in the Garden
State Grand Prixaboard Rhythmical as well as on New Flame, an eleven-year-old
Dutch gelding owned by Danielle Goldstein.
to her win in the modified class Garson piloted Candino to the blue
ribbon in the high preliminary jumper class. The pair was one of
four to go clean out of the field of 17. Candino cleared the seven-fence
jumpoff without fault and stopped the clock in 34.517 seconds. The
seven-year-old Holstein gelding was imported from Germany and has
been teamed up with Garson for a year. She has been showing the
dapple grey gelding in the young jumpers and is pleased with his
said, Hell be a grand prix horse sooner than later.
Hopefully by the end of the summer hell go in his first grand
prix. Hes just a nice, nice, horse.
Garden State Horse Show, presented by Junior Essex Troop, has long
been a part of every horsemans calendar. This year is the
shows 52nd year and with over 1000 horses registered it is
a banner year. This weekends events include the $50,000 Garden
State Grand Prix, a member event of the King Shavings/US Grand Prix
League, to be held on Saturday at 1:30pm in the main ring. Saturday
will also feature the $2500 Garden State John H. Fritz Challenge
class to be held at approximately 5pm.
is free every day except for Grand Prix Saturday. Tickets on Saturday
are $10 a carload. All gate proceeds will benefit the Sussex County
4-H. For more information on the Garden State Horse Show call the
show grounds at 973-948-5022.