ABIG/USDF Region 1, 2nd Level Champion

Nancy Lewis Stanton rode Larry Buzek's nine year old Hanoverian gelding Phoenix (x Pik Immer) to victory the first day of the 1999 ABIG (American Banker's Insurance Group)/USDF Region 1
Finals, September 17, 1999, scoring a 65.814 in the Second Level Open division. Recently relocated to Chardon, Ohio the former NAYRC Team Gold Champion, and 1991 Reserve USET Rider for the Pan American Games braved the weather that charged north from hurricane Floyd to compete the opening day of the championship weekend featured at The New Jersey Horse Park.

Horse Show management, BFK Equestrian Enterpriseswent to incredible lengths to get the show on the road in spite of heavy flooding in the region causing many competitors and several judges to arrive late. Local judges came in to fill in during the morning classes, while late arrivals were rescheduled whenever possible. In spite of the violent weather preceding the show, Friday dawned a bright sunny day, with a full weekend of entries.

Presenting awards are dressagedaily's Mary Phelps Hathaway also Equine Insurance Agent for sponsor American Banker's Insurance Group and awards coordinator Irene Gimble. Digital Photo by JJ. Hathaway