NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUINâ WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida


AGA RIDER, HORSE AND ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

TAMPA, FLORIDA - April 1, 2001 - The 2001 $200,000 BudweiserAmerican Invitational in Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2001 wasthe final qualifying event to determine the coveted titles of American Grand Prix Association Rider, Horse and Rookie of the Year. 2000 Olympian, Margie Engle of Wellington, FL has clinched her 7th AGA Rider of the 2000/2001 season title. Molly Ashe of Wellington, FL and the 9 year-old Dutch-Bred mare, Kroon Gravin defeated a field of 30 starters to win the 29th annual $200,000Budweiser American Invitational in Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, and Kroon Gravin became the AGA Horse of the 2000/2001 season. After last nights event, Vanessa Haas of Malibu, CA became the 2000/2001 season AGA Rookie of the year.

April 4-8, 2001 the AGA Championships will return toWellington, FL. The best of the best through the 2000/2001 season will compete for $450,000 in prize money in alljumper divisions. All riders competing throughout this week of competition have worked hard to qualify for the honor of being part of this most prestigious event that US Show Jumping has to offer. The Highlight of the week will be the $300,000 AGA Show Jumping Championship on Sunday, April 08, 2001(2:00pm) at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, the richest purse in the US for the Olympic Sport of Show Jumping.


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