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Phillips Wins 2003 BET/USAE National Junior Jumper Championship Zone TwoTakes Team Title

Addison Phillips, 14, of New York, NY, and her mount FLIGHT (Swedish Warmblood), bested a field of 27 riders to win the 2003 BET/USAE Individual National Junior Jumper Championship held October 9 - 11, at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA.

Phillips and Flight finished ahead of 18-year-old Paige Johnson of The Plains, VA, and her mount BEACH BUM (Dutch Warmblood). Katie Gardner, 18, of Westlake Village, CA, and CE CE CAPONE (Holsteiner: Campione – Calica, by Labrador) finished in third.

The BET/USAE Prix de States Team Championship title was decided on October 10, with Zone Two (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania) taking the top spot in this USA Junior Olympic – Equestrian Event. The winning team, finishing with four faults, was made up of Katrina Woods of Bronxville, NY, riding SUSDAL, Leigh Healey of Lumberton, NJ, riding LAURIN (Belgian Warmblood), Kenzie Snyder of Westchester, PA, riding AQUARIUS (Selle Francais: Grand Veneur - Olga de la Lande, by St Brendan (GB) xx) and Addison Phillips riding FLIGHT.

The Zone 10 (California, Nevada) team made up of Katie Gardner riding CE CE CAPONE, Tedra Bates of Carmel, CA, riding EUROPA EINS (Holsteiner: Locato – Nicol, by Farnese), Katy Brandes of San Juan Capistrano, CA, riding ODESSA VAN DE SOMME (Belgian Warmblood: Voltaire – Wodiena), and Jordan Lubow of Bell Canyon, CA, riding EL CAMPEON’S JO JO (Belgian Warmblood: Jovial d’Aubry - Fifille de la Quaire, by Osiris XX), finished in second place with eight faults. Zone Five (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio) made up of Alison Flury of Minooka, IL, riding MILOS II (Dutch Warmblood), Haylie Jayne of Elgin, IL, riding KINDA BLUE (Dutch Warmblood: Rex Magna xx – Viola), Henry Pfeiffer of Temperance, MI, riding ELTON (Belgian Warmblood: Elton - Palma Christi), and Charlie Jayne of Elgin, IL, riding CHAMPION finished in third with 16 faults.

The BET/USAE National Junior Jumper Championship is considered a USA Junior Olympic – Equestrian Event and, as such, the top three teams received Gold, Silver and Bronze Junior Olympic Medals. The name of the winning team is inscribed on the Frances Newbill Rowe Memorial Trophy, named in honor of the top jumper trainer of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Winning team riders were awarded keeper trophies and both the team and individual winners received Triple Crown Custom awards blankets and custom boots from Der-Dau.

U.S. Equestrian was formed through the combination of USA Equestrian and the United States Equestrian Team. The vision of U.S. Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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