Cosequin® U.S. Grand Prix League Finals in Culpeper, VA, Kicks Off Today

CULPEPER, VA (September 26, 2001)-The Cosequin® United States Grand Prix League Invitational Finals Horse Show at Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, Virginia, opened today with nearly 30 hunter/jumper classes contested in four rings. Highlighting the competition in the Grand Prix field was the $2,500 Open Jumper class won by Norman Dello Joio of Wellington, Florida, riding Warsaw owned by Coker Farm, Inc. Course Designer in the Grand Prix field this week is Dave Ballard of Toronto, Canada.
 
Additional winners in today's competitions were: 
Horse Rider Owner C
lass 1. Hi Low Hunter 
1. Nopae Ann Alfano Cherry Knoll Farm 
Class 22. Baby Green Hunter 
1. Lola Mary Lisa Leffler Jeanne Marie Gelber 
Class 23. Baby Green Hunter 
1. Lola Mary Lisa Leffler Jeanne Marie Gelber 
Class 32. Green Working Hunter 
1. Gigalo Rouge Winn Alden Hillcrest Farms Ltd 
Class 33. Green Working Hunter 
1. Chinook Morgan S Thomas Molly Ohrstrom 
Class 36. Green Working Hunter U/S 
1. Springtide Maria Bishop The Barracks 
Class 42. Green Conformation Model 
1. Entitled Anne Kursinski Market Street Inc 
Class 43. Green Conformation Hunter 
1. Debutante Sandy Ferrell Shawna Stout 
Class 44. Green Conformation Hunter 
1. Nopae Ann Alfano Cherry Knoll Farm 
Class 47. Green Conformation Hunter U/S 
1. Entitled Anne Kursinski Market Street Inc 
Class 48. Regular Working Hunter 
1. Fakir Rouge Sandy Ferrell Meadowoods Farm 
Class 49. Regular Working Hunter 
1. Southern Flight Harold Chopping Melanie Garber 
Class 52. Regular Working Hunter U/S 
1. Fakir Rouge Sandy Ferrell Meadowoods Farm 
Class 201. Schooling Jumper Section A 
1. Casey Julie Karpan Julie Karpan 
Class 201. Schooling Jumper Section B 
1. Marvelous Toy Tex Aimone Quiet Winter Farm 
Class 205. Training Jumper 1 (Low) 
1. Clicquot Shawna Stout Shawna Stout 
Class 209. Training Jumper 2 (High) 
1. Show Me Ann Georgi Ann Georgi 
Class 217. $1000 Preliminary Jumper Hi (Lvl7) 
1. Phantom Anne Kursinski The Phantom Group 
Class 223. $2,500 Open Jumper (Lvl7-8) 
1. Warsaw Norman Dello Joio Coker Farm Inc 
 
The Invitational Finals classes in four divisions of the Cosequin® USGPL will be contested on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30. The competitions are: 
$25,000 Pre-Green Hunter sponsored by Stillwell-Hansen & Four Winds Farm, Saturday, Sept. 29 
$15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Low, Sunday, Sept. 30, 8am 
$25,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper High, Sunday, Sept. 30, 10am, and 
$100,000 Cosequin® Grand Prix Sunday, Sunday, Sept. 30, 1:00pm 
 
The Cosequin® USGPL Finals is the sixth and last show in the HITS Culpeper 2001 series held from May to September at Commonwealth Park. DIRECTIONS: HITS Commonwealth Park is located on Rte. 522, 3.5 miles south of the junction with Rte. 3 in Culpeper, Virginia. During HITS Culpeper horse shows, telephone 540-825-7469 for more information. 
 
The horse show hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 8am to approximately 4pm, with evening classes on Friday. Parking is free. Admission is free Wednesday through Saturday. Sunday is $5 per adult, children under 12 free.



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