After competing at the U.S. Equestrian Federation show jumping selection trials for the Olympic Games in Wellington, Fla., Karl Cook and Rich Fellers prepared to return to the West Coast, where both riders are based. But when they got on the plane, it was with a much lighter load than they’d intended after almost all of their tack and equipment was stolen.
The Palm Beach County Elections Office announced March 19 that the voting machines used in the March 13 Wellington, Fla., municipal election incorrectly tabulated the votes, resulting in two incorrect winners.
Shauna Hostetler and Al Paglia were announced as winners in the race for town council following the election on March 13 and certified with the state on Friday, March 16.
Lucinda Fredericks announced March 15 that Team Fredericks decided to retire top-level eventing mare Headley Britannia and forego their bid for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Not wanting to risk the health of “Brit,” now 19 years old, Fredericks said the preparation for the Olympics could put too much stress on the mare. Instead, the owner and rider from Australia decided to retire her while still sound and healthy.
In the municipal election held March 13, Wellington, Fla., voters supported former city councilman Bob Margolis with 58 percent of the vote, winning him a seat as mayor and ousting incumbent Darell Bowen, who had been mayor since 2008.