The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) announced today that selection for the AHSA Junior Dressage Championship has been completed and the 12 Juniors that will attend the 2001 Junior Dressage Team Championship in Gladstone, NJ, June 14-17, 2001 have been chosen. This year's qualifying average scores ranged from 65.66 to 72.84. The competition, now in its fifth year, is sponsored by Cosequin and is being held this year at the Festival of Champions. These Juniors will then go on to the North American Junior Dressage Championship at Paxton Farm, Batavia, OH, June 28-July 1, 2001, and will constitute three of the four teams to represent the United States. The United States Pony Club will also be selecting an additional team to represent the U.S.
The 12 riders are: Miss Alli Agee, Mammoth Lakes, CA; Miss Lindsey Anderson, Puyallup, WA; Miss Laura Eckart, Eagle, WI; Miss Claire Faltermeier, Bainbridge Island, WA; Miss Samantha Garfinkel, Thousand Oaks, CA; Miss Stephanie Hamar, Visalia, CA; Miss Tina Hayden, Cave Creek, AZ; Miss Sarah Taylor Lange, Napa, CA.; Miss Mary Claire Massey, Arlington, TN; Miss Casey Priske, Camarillo, CA; Miss Jessica Rattner, West Linn, OR; Miss Lara Schleining, Ashland, OR.
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The American Horse Shows Association, as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the AHSA has over 70,000 members and recognizes more than 2,600 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.