The Final of the 2001 FEI Children’s International Jumping Series was organised by Mr Eugene Mische (USA) and was held on the show grounds at Wellington Equestrian Centre, West Palm Beach, Florida (USA) from 28 November to 2 December.
Twenty-eight children aged between 12 and 14 years from twelve countries – FRA, BEL USA, ARG, RSA, LTU, RUS KSA, COL, BRA, JPN, MEX - competed for the awards. All participants took part in two qualifying competitions to establish the sixteen riders for the Final.
The Final produced an exciting jump-off with four riders clear in the first round – three American and one French.
Dottie Grubb (USA) riding Pistol Pete completed the jump-off with a clear round six seconds faster than the second placed rider Joshua Vanderveen (USA) on Bull Run Glen Ridge. Third and fourth places went to Elise Lesage (FRA) and Kristen Vanderveen (USA) respectively.
Dottie Grubb is the daughter of former international show jumping riders Michelle and Tim Grubb (USA)
World-renowned courses designer Mr Steve Stephens (USA) designed the courses.
The 2002 Final will be held in Bogota (COL), in December 2002.