Dressage Stars Compete in the Sidelines Outback Steakhouse Triathalon

Tuesday, April 2, 2002

"It was the most fun I’ve had in a long time," said Gibson, 1996 Olympic Dressage Team Bronze Medallist. Gibson hadn’t jumped a course in 15 years. "Chris [Kappler] warmed up the horse and I just got on and told myself I’ve just got to get through this. The horse carried me around. It was great meeting the riders from the other sports. Polo is my new hobby."

"It was a lot of fun, the whole Triathlon," said Susan Dutta. "For me it was pretty amazing. I hate to be star struck by other top professionals in other sports but to have Todd Minikus and Lauren Hough and all the top guys helping you jump is pretty fun. And then to go out there and play polo with Adolfo Cambiaso and Mike Azzaro, and Ruben Gracidas – that’s special. You’re not going to get that anywhere else in your life. That was pretty cool and there were a lot of people cheering us on."

Sadly, Paul Rizzo passed away on March 19. Donations for the family can be sent to his wife Ella Rizzo, c/o Sidelines, 11320 Fortune Circle, Suite 14G, W ellington, Florida 33414.

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