Rodrigo Pessoa & Palouchin Win 1.40m Speed Challenge
WELLINGTON, Fla., Feb. 22–
Rodrigo Pessoa and Palouchin held off dozens of challengers to win the Spy Coast Farm 1.40-meter Speed Challenge at the CN Winter Equestrian Festival presented by Zimmerman Advertising Saturday.
The nine-year-old gelding owned by the reigning Olympic individual gold medalist posted a time of 57.778 secs. that held up against a field of 82 horse and rider combinations at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.
Results of Class 1005 - 1.40m Speed Challenge (NAL)
WEF 6 - Palm
Beach Equine/Adequan CSI 3* presented by the Palm Beach Post
1 - PALOUCHIN
RODRIGO PESSOA 0.00 57.778
The 2008 CN Winter Equestrian Festival attracts the best horses and riders from around the world to Wellington and offers more than $5 million in prize money. For more information, visit www.equestriansport.com