American Bankers Insurance Company/United States Dressage Federation Presents the Region Five Dressage Champions


Lincoln, Nebraska (October 29, 2001) - The top equestrians from the Southwestern states gathered in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 28-30, to ride for individual honors in the American Bankers Insurance Company/United States Dressage Federation Region Five Championship, recognized by USA Equestrian. The championship featured riders from Training Level through Grand Prix, including Freestyle and featured open, adult amateur and junior/young rider divisions.

The American Bankers Insurance Company, the title sponsor of the Regional Championships, presented an all-weather jacket donated by Mountain Horse with an embroidered ABIC/USDF Regional Championship logo, a quarter sheet from Saratoga Horseworks, and a tri-colored neck sash from Hodges Badge Company. Champions received $199 and Reserve Champions received $139 in prize money. Rosettes were presented to eighth place.

The American Bankers Insurance Company began its sponsorship of the regional championships in 1993. The championship program seeks to promote and recognize the pursuit of excellence in dressage by providing a showcase venue for riders within each of the USDF's nine regions.

Results
American Bankers Insurance Company/United States Dressage Federation Region Five Championships
For the Southwestern states of AZ, CO, E.MT, NM, UT, W.TX, WY
September 28-30, 2001
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Manager: Donald Simpson, Secretary Tim Buck
Judges: Johanna Gwinn, Joan Humphrey, Gary Rockwell, Mary Grace Davidson.

Training Level Open Championship
CH: WUNDERSCHON, a 6-year-old, 17-hand, bay Hanoverian mare, sired by Weltmeyer, owned and ridden by Karen Perkins (CO), 74.600%
RS: MARIN, a 4-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Trakehner mare, sired by Leonidas, bred by Hilda Gurney, owned and ridden by A. Whit Watkins, (TX), 70.600%

3. Piroschka, Martha Diaz (TX) owner/rider, 70.00%
4. Congo, Jennie Hlavacek (CO) owner, Shannon Dahmer (CO) rider, 69.600% 5. Phooey, Mimi Junick-Wilson (NM) owner/rider, 69.400%
6. Morganstern, Virginia Carr (CO) owner, Jenny Baldwin (CO) rider, 68.400%
7. Clemente, Regina Guest Rupert (NM) owner, Jessica Kozel (CO) rider, 67.800%
8. Harmony's Mattinee, Harmony Holsteiners (CO) owner, Nancy Marvelle (CO) rider, 67.00%

Training Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: CHARLEMAGNE, a 4-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Holsteiner gelding, sired by Cote D'Or, Demosthenes, dam's sire, owned and ridden by Susan Kracklauer (CO), 68.000%
RS: OCTAVIO, a 5-year-old, 17.1-hand, bay Trakehner gelding, sired by Onassis, owned and ridden by Katherine Lynn (NM), 65.600%

3. Balalaika, Janice Manning (NM) owner/rider, 64.800%
4. Never Say Never, Lynn Boice (AZ) owner/rider, 64.200%
5. Indiana Jones, Daniel Junick (NM) owner/rider, 62.800%
6. Sparkle, Kimberly Prichard (NM) owner/rider, 62.200%
7. Buster Keaton, Wendie Casaus (NM) owner/rider, 59.200%
8. Generaal, Alexandra Curnutte (CO) owner/rider, 58.800%

Training Level Junior/Young Championship
CH: O DOMINO, a 5-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Indoctro, owned and ridden by Leigh Romano (CO), 67.000%
RS: KIPLING, a 13.2-hand chestnut Pony of the Americas gelding, owned and ridden by Emily Shannon (UT), 62.800%

3. Sp Hollywood Exlipse, Taryn Anderson (CO) owner/rider, 61.400%
4. Medina, Alyse Nelsen (CO) owner/rider, 60.800%
5. Renaissance, Megan Gregg (CO) owner/rider, 60.600%
6. Princess Tiger Lily, Jessica Williams (UT) owner/rider, 59.200%
7. Freelance, Meg Van Dyken (CO) owner/rider, 58.00%
8. Nicki, Elizabeth Tonning (NM) owner/rider, 54.400%

First Level Open Championship
CH: WUNDERSCHON, a 6-year-old, 17-hand, bay Hanoverian mare, sired by Weltmeyer, owned and ridden by Karen Perkins (CO), 72.941%
RS: FETCHING, an 8-year-old, 17.3-hand, chestnut Hanoverian mare, sired by Werther, owned by Leian Fisher (UT), ridden by Alesia Bischoff (UT), 72.500%

3. Goalkeeper, Laura Tillman (AZ) owner, Beverly Rogers (AZ) rider, 70.147%
4. Greentree Ever Reddi, Wendy Gray-Bizzaro (UT) owner, Cara Adria Wieser (UT) rider, 68.676%
5. Congo, Jennie Hlavacek (CO) owner, Shannon Dahmer (CO) rider, 68.676%
6. Morganstern, Virginia Carr (CO) owner, Jenny Baldwin (CO) rider, 65.588%
7. Fantasia, Karin Cassidy Lencyk (TX) owner/rider, 64.412%
8. Johnnie Walker, Darcy Buell (UT) owner/rider, 63.088%

First Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: LITTLE RED JEWEL, a 12-year-old, 15.3-hand, chestnut Thoroughbred mare, sired by Titanic, owned and ridden by Becky Meddleton (NM), 69.559%
RS: LORDON, a 5-year-old, 17.1-hand, brown Thoroughbred x Hanoverian gelding, sired by Lauries Crusader, owned and ridden by Kristen Aggers (CO), 68.529%

3. Glisten, Dorothy Manner (NM), owner/rider, 67.206%
4. Paradoxx, Jo Anne Wilinson (AZ) owner/rider, 66.912%
5. Maxwell, Tish Baker (AZ) owner/rider, 64.706%
6. Shaka Zula, Alison Child (UT) owner/rider, 64.118%
7. BJ, Deborah Carter (CO) owner/rider, 64.118%
8. Soxx, Jenny Croom (TX) owner/rider, 63.529%

First Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: CONVERSANO II RENA, a 16-year-old, 15.2-hand, white Lipizzan gelding, sired by Conversano II Erica, owned and ridden by Anya Bershad (NM), 70.000%
RS: MALAKI, a 5-year-old, 17.1-hand, bay Trakehner gelding, sired by Onassis, owned and ridden by Vanessa Simon (CO), 68.676%

3. Debonair, Marissa Demers (AZ) owner/rider, 65.735%
4. Always A Saint, Brittany Howard (NM) owner/rider, 63.088%
5. Crocodile Dundee, William Aud (CO) owner, Eloise Aud (CO) rider, 62.647%
6. Snowfire, Megan Gregg (CO) owner/rider, 61.029%
7. Taxi, Haley Halasz (CO) owner/rider, 60.882%
8. Kentucky Rain, Vanessa Simon (CO) owner/rider, 60.000%

Second Level Open Championship
CH: FONTAINEBLEU, a 7-year-old, 17.2-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Wanderer, owned and ridden by Teri Hallman (AZ), 69.651%
RS: CRISTOFORI, a 6-year-old, 16-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Cadiz, owned and ridden by Margo Benson-Gogan (UT), 67.326%

3. Frontigo, Elizabeth Strand (SD) owner/rider, 65.581%
4. Meriah, A. Whit Watkins (TX) owner/rider, 65.116%
5. Goalkeeper, Laura Tillman (AZ) owner, Beverly Rogers (AZ) rider, 65.116%
6. Kolo, Heather Kennedy (CO) owner/rider, 64.419%
7. Neblig, Stephanie Glock (AZ) owner, Jennifer Parker (AZ) rider, 62.558%
8. Titan, Trisha Ford (UT) owner/rider, 61.744%

Second Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: LEXUS, an 8-year-old, 16-hand, chestnut Dutch x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Inxcess, owned and ridden by Jo Anne Wilkinson (AZ) 67.093%
RS: SOXX, a 7-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Dutch x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Banjo, owned and ridden by Jenny Croom (TX), 64.884%

3. Capezio, Joan Clay (CO) owner/rider, 63.023%
4. Amazing Grace, Colter Slocum-Baysa (AZ) owner, Jocelyn Cascio (AZ) rider, 61.163%
5. Victory's Chelsea, Paula Hagen-Peterson (CO) owner/rider, 61.163%
6. Dalwhinnie's Rex, Thomas Patzau (CO) owner/rider, 59.070%
7. Bicolor, Jane Parry (UT) owner/rider, 59.070%
8. Little Red Jewel, Becky Meddleton (NM) owner/rider, 59.070%

Second Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: PHOENIX, a 12-year-old, 16.2-hand, gray Westfalen gelding, sired by Fleming, owned and ridden by Brooke Jordan (CO), 65.814%
RS: DEBONAIR, a 7-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Polish gelding, owned and ridden by Marissa Demers (AZ), 60.233%

3. Karat, Karen Bershad (NM) owner, Anya Bershad (NM) rider, 57.674%

Third Level Open Championship
CH: LECTOR, an 8-year-old, 16.1-hand gray Dutch gelding, sired by Pion, owned by Janet Jaspers (CO), ridden by Susan Halasz (CO), 68.143%
RS: WINCHESTER, an 8-year-old, 15.3-hand, chestnut Oldenburg gelding, sired by Wendepunkt, bred and owned by Janice Jaspers (CO), ridden by Kelly O'Leary (CO), 65.143%.

3. Maserati, Shannon Dahmer (CO) owner/rider, 64.143%
4. Meriah, A. Whit Watkins (TX) owner/rider, 61.429%
5. Lassitar, Kendall Brookhart (AZ) owner, Beverly Rogers (AZ) rider, 61.286%
6. Camillia, Michelle Black (NM) owner/rider, 54.857%

Third Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: LIMITED EDITION, an 8-year-old, 16.1-hand chestnut Oldenburg mare, sired by Fatrak, owned and ridden by Jeri Yarbrough (CO), 63.143%
RS: BELISSIMA, a 6-year-old, chestnut Hanoverian mare, sired by Bordeaux, bred by Kathy Priest, owned and ridden by Sally Robertson (CO) 62.571%

3. D'Mond, Tara Peltier (CO) owner/rider, 62.286%
4. Halen, Theresa Anderson (CO) owner/rider, 60.714%
5. Chatham, Joan Clay (CO) owner/rider, 57.143%
6. Dalwhinnie's Rex, Thomas Patzau (CO) owner/rider, 52.000%
7. Lionheart, Barbara Clark (NM) owner/rider, 51.571%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: JAXON, a 10-year-old, 16.2-hand bay Dutch gelding, sired by G. Ramiroz (Danish), owned and ridden by Lauren Smith (AZ), 61.857%
RS: EARL GREY, an 8-year-old, 15.3-hand gray Westfalen gelding, sired by Prinz Romadour, owned by Nancy Brenckman (CO), ridden by Greta Barringer-Richers (CO), 59.857%

3. Sterling, Nubby Erickson (NM) owner, Brittany Howard (NM) rider, 50.429%

Fourth Level Open Championship
CH: INDEX, a 16-year-old, 16.1-hand, black Trakehner gelding, sired by Imbir, owned by La Mesita Ranch (NM), ridden by Emily Keene (NM), 66.190%
RS: KORPORAAL, a 9-year-old, 17.1-hand, gray Dutch gelding, sired by Uniform, owned by Elizabeth Coulter (VT), ridden by Grant Schneidman (CO), 64.881%

3. Harmony's George, Harmony Holsteiners (CO) owner, Kathryn Meistrell (CO) rider, 62.024%
4. Kanoa, Patricia Crow (NM) owner, Karin Cassidy-Lencyk (TX) rider, 58.214%
5. Lassitar, Kendall Brookhart (AZ) owner, Beverly Rogers (AZ) rider, 57.738%

Fourth Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: D'MOND, a 15-year-old, 15.3-hand, bay Holsteiner gelding, sired by Auslon, owned and ridden by Tara Peltier (CO), 60.952%
RS: BARON, a 13-year-old, 16.3-hand bay American Warmblood gelding, owned and ridden by Ann Romney (UT), 57.262%

3. Vandal, Amy Marie Glenn (NM) owner/rider, 55.000%
4. Limited Edition, Jeri Yarbrough (CO) owner/rider, 51.667%

Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
(none)

Prix St. Georges Open Championship
CH: SPION, a 12-year-old, 17-hand bay Danish gelding, sired by Agent, owned by Deborah Carter (CO), ridden by Susan Halasz (CO), 65.875%
RS: GENEROSO, a 13-year-old, 16.1-hand gray Andalusian stallion, sired by Laterano III, owned by Patricia Thomas (CO), ridden by Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez (CO), 65.250%

3. Postillion, Sharon Schneidman (CO) owner/rider, 63.250%
4. First Chance, Andrea Doelling (CO) owner, Karen Perkins (CO) rider, 61.625%
5. Korporaal, owned by Elizabeth Coulter (VT), ridden by Grant Schneidman (CO), 61.625%
6. Harmony's George, Harmony Holsteiners (CO) owner, Kathryn Meistrell (CO) rider, 59.750%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Championship
CH: ALASKAN SHADOW, a 15-year-old, 17.1-hand black Danish gelding, sired by Alaska II, owned by Jeanette Harrison (AZ), ridden by Patti Blackmore (AZ), 57.500%
RS: LIRIK, a 13-year-old, 16.3-hand black Trakehner gelding, sired by Khoreograph, owned and ridden by Karen Stephens (CO), 57.000%

Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider Championship
(none)

Intermediate I Open Championship
CH: SKY ROCKET, a 12-year-old, 16.3-hand bay Clydesdale x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Sky Pilot, bred, owned and ridden by Karen Perkins (CO), 64.125%
RS: SPARLOCK, a 14-year-old, 15.1-hand Bashkir Curly x Pinto stallion, owned by Donna Kelley-Hedicke (NM), ridden by Martha Diaz (TX), 61.125%

3. Rubinstein's Romeo, Sheila Aud (CO) owner, Janet Hannon (CO) rider, 59.250%

Intermediate I Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: WIDE STEP, a 14-year-old, 16.3-hand bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by Wellentanz, owned and ridden by Melinda Snodgrass (NM), 61.125%
RS: LIRIK, a 13-year-old, 16.3-hand black Trakehner gelding, sired by Khoreograph, owned and ridden by Karen Stephens (CO), 55.750%

3. Alaskan Shadow, owned by Jeanette Harrison (AZ), ridden by Patti Blackmore (AZ), 55.500%

Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider Championship
(none)

Intermediate II Open Championship
CH: GUCCI, a 13-year-old, 16.2-hand bay Dutch gelding, sired by Zoolog, owned by Ann Romney (UT), ridden by Margo Benson-Gogan (UT), 70.488%
RS: GRIMEUR, a 13-year-old, 16-hand chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Matcho (Hanoverian), owned and ridden by Gwen Kaawaloa (CO), 57.317%

Grand Prix Open Championship
CH: WALDFURST, a 15-year-old, 17-hand bay Wurtemberg gelding, sired by Waldschutz, owned by Susan Halasz (CO) and Carolyn Schoenfeld (CO), ridden by Susan Halasz (CO), 62.000%

First Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: WUNDERSCHON, a 6-year-old, 17-hand, bay Hanoverian mare, sired by Weltmeyer, owned and ridden by Karen Perkins (CO), 70.00%
RS: FETCHING, an 8-year-old, 17.3-hand, chestnut Hanoverian mare, sired by Werther, owned by Leian Fisher (UT), ridden by Alesia Bischoff (UT), 68.542%

3. Congo, Jennie Hlavacek (CO) owner, Shannon Dahmer (CO) rider, 67.938%
4. Greentree Ever Reddi, Wendy Gray-Bizzaro (UT) owner, Cara Adria Wieser (UT) rider, 64.979%

Second Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: MERIAH, a 13-year-old, 16.2-hand, gray Trakehner mare, sired by Erzsand, owned and ridden by A. Whit Watkins (TX), 66.250%

Third Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: MASERATI, a 7-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Oldenburg gelding, sired by Argus (Dutch), owned and ridden by Shannon Dahmer (CO), 68.229%
RS: FIRST IMPRESSION, a 7-year-old, 16-hand, gray Oldenburg gelding, sired by First Class, bred by Tammy McDonald (CO), owned by Andrea Doelling (CO), ridden by Karen Perkins (CO), 67.687%

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: GENEROSO, a 13-year-old, 16.1-hand, gray Andalusian stallion, sired by Laterano III, owned by Patricia Thomas (CO), ridden by Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez (CO), 67.396%

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: TOBLERONE, a 17-year-old, 15.3-hand bay Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Royal Chocolate, owned and ridden by Daneille Zimmerman (CO), 64.167%
RS: SKY ROCKET, a 12-year-old, 16.3-hand bay Clydesdale x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Sky Pilot, bred, owned and ridden by Karen Perkins (CO), 62.778%

Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: WALDFURST, a 15-year-old, 17-hand bay Wurtemberg gelding, sired by Waldschutz, owned by Susan Halasz (CO) and Carolyn Schoenfeld (CO), ridden by Susan Halasz (CO), 66.000%




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