Norman Dello Joio Captures $30,000 Adequan Grand Prix
NYAugust 29, 2003Norman Dello Joio of Wellington, FL,
captured the $30,000 Adequan Fiesta Day Grand Prix at the 28th annual
Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
the eleven horse jump-off, the times kept getting quicker and quicker.
The second-last rider in the ring, Dello Joio was the fastest of
them all, clocking in at 35.46 seconds.
course was careful, and I was expecting only five or six clears,
noted Dello Joio of the test set by course designer Conrad Homfeld
of Southampton, NY. There were a lot of very good horse/rider
combinations in the competition.
Joio, a 1992 individual Olympic bronze medalist, was riding Glasgow,
a 14-year-old chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding by Emilion that Dello
Joio purchased with the Glasgow Group in Scotland.
plan was to just go easy and save my horse for Sunday, but he felt
so good over the first fence, I just let him go for it, said
Dello Joio, 47. He loves the big turf course.
Madden, the number one ranked female rider in the world, settled
for second riding Desilvio, an eight-year-old chestnut gelding owned
by Abigail Wexner. The Cazenovia, NY, resident had the early lead
after posting a time of 36.20 seconds.
first rider back in the jump-off, Laura Linback of Mundelein, IL,
set the standard by posting a second clear round in a time of 36.22
seconds riding the nine-year-old mare, Grand So So. Linback has
just returned home after spending the summer competing in Europe
on the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Developing Riders Tour.
Hough, a member of the gold medal team along with Madden at the
recent 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,
was fourth riding Calisko while Debbie Stephens rounded out the
top five by having the fastest four-fault finish in the jump-off
riding Cosequins CEO.
horses took to the field in an attempt to qualify for Sundays
$150,000 Prudential Financial Grand Prix, a member event of the
King Shavings U.S. Grand Prix League (USGPL). The top 30 riders
in Fridays competition advance to Sundays grand prix.
Limited to one horse each, riders will compete in the reverse order
of finish, meaning Dello Joio will have the luxury of being the
final ride in the ring.
features the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix before the 28th Hampton
Classic Horse Show culminates on Sunday. Featuring the top riders
in the country, the Classic officially opened on Sunday, August
activities and exhibitions will take place throughout the week while
shopping is at its best in the Boutique Garden and Stable Row. There
is no lack of choice when it comes time to eat with numerous on-site
restaurants offering a variety of choices.
to the Hampton Classic Horse Show is $5 per person or $15 per carload,
with children under 6 admitted free. Reserved grandstand seating
for Grand Prix Sunday, August 31, is $15 per person (in addition
to $5/person or $15/carload admission) or $25 per person in the
special Premium Seating center sections. Parking is free throughout
the show week.