U.S. DOMINATE FEI NORTH AMERICAN YOUNG RIDERS' CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY STATE LINE TACK
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today the results of the 2001 FEI North American Young Riders' Championships presented by State Line Tack, which was held at Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, IL from August 8-12, 2001. U.S. riders dominated the three championship events of dressage, show jumping and eventing by producing medalists in both team and individual competitions. The championships are considered a USA Junior Olympics - equestrian event and provide valuable competition for young riders between the ages of 16-21 as they advance to the senior ranks. NAYRC riders from North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Province of Canada as well as USA Equestrian Zone (show jumping), USDF Region (dressage) and USCTA Area (eventing) are invited to compete. The NAYRC began in 1974 in Jokers Hill, Newmarket, Ontario as an eventing challenge between the United States and Canada. Tempel Farms first hosted the competition in 1985 where it has since been held on 12 occasions.
DRESSAGE - TEAM
Gold - USA Region 3 - Total score - 3755 points.
Lesley Eden (Picasso), Lake Mary, FL; Courtney Raiser (Our Conversation), Lilburn, GA; Gwen Poulin (Pik Cachet), Deleon Springs, FL
Silver - USA Region 1 - Total score - 3729 points.
Camilla Goodchild (Fox), Greensboro, NC; Kerri Sowers (Kazan), Egg Harbor, NJ; Catherine Malone (Ivan), Coatsville, PA; Mary Alice Malone, Jr. (Fresco), Coatsville, PA.
Bronze - USA Region 2 - Total Score - 3656
Jacqueline Paxton (Cinbad), Batavia, OH; J. Reese Koffler (Joery) Lexington, KY; Lindsay Koffler (Daveed), Lexington, KY; Katie Fleming (L.A. Baltic Mariner), Decatur, IL.
Gold - Lesley Eden (Picasso), Lake Mary, FL - USA Region 3 - 201.85%
Silver - Jessica Rizzi (Jamboree), Bedford, NY - USA Region 8 - 199.09%
Bronze - Kerri Sowers (Kazan), Egg Harbor, NJ - USA Region 1 - 194.43%
SHOW JUMPING - TEAM
Gold - USA Zone 1- Total Score - 12 faults
Amanda Baird (Poleander), Greenwich, CT; Ashley Baker (Beaucoup), Greenwich, CT; Katelyn Denby (Leonardo), Somers, CT; Sarah Willeman (Lapeti), Hamilton, MA.
Silver - Canada Ontario - 24
Campbell Cooper (Rex Get Busy); Caroline McIntosh (Coolmore Lanceros); Keean White (Libidou); Lauren Hayes (Avalanche)
Bronze - USA Zone 2 - 32
Gina Mancuso (Petranella), New Hope, PA; Jessica Siuda (Camerino), New Vernon, NJ; Vanessa Stevenson (Galiana), Southampton, NY; Georgina Bloomberg (Husker Du), New York, NY.
SHOW JUMPING - INDIVIDUAL
Gold - Amanda Baird (Poleander), Greenwich, CT - Zone 1
Silver - Emily Williams (Oyster), Loveland, OH - Zone 5
Bronze - Carley Campbell-Cooper (Rex Get Busy) - Canada-Ontario
EVENTING - TEAM
Gold - USA Area 5 - Total score - 261.40 penalties
Heidi Hewlett (Ocotillo) Venton, LA; Clark Montgomery (Cape Town), Bryan, TX; Will Faudree (The Big Easy), Midland, TX; Amy Smith, Dallas, TX (Ringwoon Ventura)
Silver- USA Areas 4,6 & 8 - Total score - 303.80
Mark Krause (Where There's Smoke) McHenry, IL; Leigh Hagen (Spicy Molly), Davenport, IA; David Acord (Doctor's Orders), Medford, OR; Blair King (King's Whisper), Ann Arbor, MI
Bronze- USA Area 2 - Total score - 1147.20
William Coleman (Ratzi), Charlottesville, VA; Skyeler Icke (Savannah), Vienna, VA; Jennifer Libby (Resolute), Branchville, NJ; Laine Ashker (Eight Saint James Place), Crazier, VA.
EVENTING - INDIVDUAL
Gold - William Coleman (Ratzi), Charlottesville, VA- Area 2 - 55.00 penalties
Silver- Jessica Heidemann (French Twist), Bellingham, WA - Area 7/9 - 66.00
Bronze - Jessica Oxendine (Rusty Halo), Round Hill, VA - Area 2 - 76.00
For complete NAYRC results, please visit our web site at www.ahsa.org
USA Equestrian Inc., 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 Federation has over 77,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 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.