2004 NAYRC Dressage Teams Announced

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the 29 advanced young riders who have been selected to represent the United States in dressage at the 2004 North American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC), August 10-15, at Tempel Farms, in Wadsworth, Illinois. The NAYRC is the premier competition for young riders, age 16-21, in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of eventing, dressage, and show jumping. Riders are invited to compete from each province of Canada, United States Equestrian Federation zone (for show jumping), USDF region (for dressage), and United States Eventing Association area (for eventing), as well as from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and Bermuda via each country’s national equestrian federation. The broad range of competitors attending the championships produces an Olympics-like atmosphere.

To be selected to compete at the NAYRC, dressage riders must compete in a minimum of three official NAYRC qualifying competitions at the FEI Young Rider level during the August to July qualifying season and must obtain a minimum 60% average. The riders with the top four qualifying averages in each region are placed on an NAYRC team and selected to compete. More than 100 young riders have been vying for a spot on their regional team this year.

The following riders will be representing the United States in dressage at the North American Young Riders’ Championships:

Region 1 (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NC, PA, VA)
Brittain Knight and Diodor; Greensboro, NC 65.958
Catherine Malone and Melvin; Coatesville, PA 65.745
Lauren Hopper and Mephisto; Greensboro, NC 63.973
Erin Mattingley and Katchatourian; Frederickstown, MD 62.667
Sarah Clark and Indrah; Ellicott City, MD 61.333 - Reserve Rider

Region 2 (IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WV, WI)
Stacy Gormley and Fidelis 9; Grand Rapids, MI 65.557
Kaitlyn Hamilton and Noviembre; Oxford, MI 65.362
Lauren Sprieser and Bellinger; Oak Brook, IL 65.187
Alison Bush and Entheos; Elmhurst, IL 65.167
Jessica Kissel and Numerique; Sheboygan, WI 64.472 - Reserve Rider

Region 3 (AL, FL, GA, SC, TN)
Meghan McKoy and Volsung; Rembert, SC 68.230
Suzanne LaPorte and Wittus; Loxahatchee, FL 66.801
Jodie Kelly and Weltkaar; Destin, FL 66.157
Rebecca Spigel and Yver’s Eager; Nashville, TN 66.080
Adrienne Rogers and Milky Way; Newnan, GA 66.056 - Reserve Rider

Region 4 (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
No qualified riders.

Region 5 (AZ, CO, MT, NM, TX, UT, WY)
Megan Gregg and Verden; Grand Junction, CO 61.711

Region 6 (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)
Lindsay Anderson and Intrepid; Orting, WA 71.239
Adrienne Lyle and Miguel; Medina, WA 68.108
Amanda Bobbett and Blizzard; West Richland, WA 66.908
Lara Schleining and Luzelma Slottie; Ashland, OR 66.848
Lara Schleining and Odyssey; Ashland, OR 65.897 - Reserve Rider

Region 7 (CA, NV)
Christina Beal and Ray Ace; Fallbrook, CA 67.889
Dani Judy and Antaeus; El Cajon, CA 66.098
Caitlin Masiel and Melvina; Danville, CA 63.914
Stephanie Hamar and Jasper; Visalia, CA 63.756
Nicole Allegretti and Leo; Pleasanton, CA 62.965 - Reserve Rider

Region 8 (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT)
Elisabeth Austin and Hierarch; Williston, VT 67.025
Jocelyn Wiese and Chopin; Keene, NH 62.857
Katie Cook and Leolita; Chicago, IL 62.444
Hayley Cullen and Grammatik; Hollis, NH 61.581
Christina Jahl and Mango; Phillipston, MA 60.517 - Reserve Rider

Region 9 (AR, LA, MS, OK, TX)
Chelsea Braman and Jelmer; Rockwall, TX 64.025
Sarah Christy and Rock Star DC; Montgomery, TX 63.839
Amanda Garrett and Great Experience; College Station, TX 62.014
Andreanna Stucker and Poetry in Motion; Rockwall, TX 63.100

Complete qualifying results can be found at the USDF website. Additional information concerning the North American Young Riders’ Championships can also be found at www.youngriders.org. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sheila Forbes, USDF director of programs, at (859) 271-7879 or sforbes@usdf.org.

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