Dello Joio And Glasgow Win $100,000 National Horse Show Jumper
Championship Presented by Lexus at 120th National Horse Show
FL November 28, 2003 Norman Dello Joio of Wellington,
Florida, riding Glasgow owned by The Glasgow Group won the $100,000
National Horse Show Jumper Championship CSI-W presented by Lexus
at the 120th National Horse Show tonight. One of the featured classes
of the show, the Grand Prix was held in the outdoor Internationale
Arena under lights, kicking off an evening of competitions and exhibitions
called Jumping Under the Stars. The 120th National Horse Show runs
from November 26-30 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show
grounds, in Wellington, Florida.
riders attempted the first round track built by course designer
Jose Gamarra. With 15 jumping efforts, which included a double at
Fence 5 and a triple at Fence 7, the sprawling course produced only
three clear trips. Fourteen riders had time faults including four
riders who jumped clean but couldnt cross the timers in the
83-second time allowed. In the jump-off, Margie Engle of Wellington,
FL, aboard her Olympic mount Hidden Creeks Perin was first
to go and posted a clear round in 37.85 seconds, well under the
41-second time allowed on the eight-effort track. Chasing Engles
time, Molly Ashe, also of Wellington, went next riding Lutopia for
owner Jane Clark, but had a rail down at the fourth jump, and crossed
the timers in 38.03 for third place. Dello Joio aboard Glasgow,
an 11-year-old Dutch warmblood gelding, was third to go and crossed
the timers fault-free in 36.48 for the win.
and Ashe said that they had no problem with the first rounds
time allowed. Dello Joio explained the difficulty, It was
a little shadowy and it took a little time in the beginning for
the horse to adjust to the light, so a lot of us were a little careful
in the beginning, but as my horse adjusted, I tried to make it up
later. Dello Joio shaved seconds by speeding up after the
double. I really galloped there, because I felt, Boy,
Im really picking my way around here.
into the tiebreaker, Dello Joio didnt see Engles round,
but watched Ashes as a guide. I think Mollys horse
is super fast and Molly is a super fast rider. I could see her time
and it was a big help, said Dello Joio. He planned and successfully
executed his fastest gallops from fence one to two and then around
to the last line, which shaved 1.37 seconds off of Engles
time, giving him the championship win to the roar of the crowd.
jumping fans filled the sold-out Diamond Horse Shoe Club and box
seats, and general admission seating was standing room only in the
7500-capacity arena. A night class is fun, said Dello
Joio. It seems to be fun for the public to come and watch
at night. Anything we can do to help our sport is a good thing.
He added that the local crowds have become well educated about horses
and riding. When they see a good round, they know it.
last years National Horse Show, Dello Joio placed second in
the Jumper Championship. He recalled that he had only claimed victory
once before in this Championship more than 30 years ago at
Madison Square Garden aboard Allegro. Hes happy about having
the National Horse Show in his hometown now. Its a great
show and well support it as long as its here.
also enjoyed entertaining exhibitions of Friesians, Andalusians,
Lusitanos, and Romany horses presented by Frieze Frame Friesians,
as well as a roping and horsemanship presentation by Mexican charro
complete results visit www.nhs.com or www.stadiumjumping.com
age 12 and under are always free. General admission seating for
adults, Wednesday through Saturday (on Friday, there are separate
day and evening tickets), is $10/each, with Sunday priced at $15/each;
children over the age of 12 and seniors (65 and older) are $7/each.
Diamond Horse Shoe Club and box seating information and reservations
can be obtained by calling (800) 237-8924 or the Special Events
office at (561) 753-3389.