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WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 13 - Victoria Birdsall, of Topsfield, Mass. on Cheyenne, placed second in the George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation Friday at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center...Jessica Springsteen rode Papillon 136 to win the show, held before the entire 2008 USA Olympic gold medal team that judged the event...A crowd estimated at about 1,000 spectators and another 1,000 on a live Internet telecast watched the junior riders who qualified throughout the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival for the second annual competition named for the captain of Team USA jumping and who has written his own best selling author on equitation...Jessica Springsteen of Colt's Neck, N.J. and the gelding on which she also won the 2008 Maclay Championship led from the first of two rounds of the George Morris title and triumphed in the Final Four rideoff...Taylor Marie Harris of Grant's Pass, Ore. on Sundance was third, and Schaefer Raposa of Wellington, Fla. and Radscha A.W. rounded out the Final Four...Photo by Bob Markey II
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WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 13 - Victoria Birdsall, of Topsfield, Mass. on Cheyenne, placed second in the George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation Friday at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center...Jessica Springsteen rode Papillon 136 to win the show, held before the entire 2008 USA Olympic gold medal team that judged the event...A crowd estimated at about 1,000 spectators and another 1,000 on a live Internet telecast watched the junior riders who qualified throughout the FTI Winter...
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