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

Lincoln, Nebraska (November 24, 2001) - The top equestrians from the central states gathered in St. Louis, Missouri on October 26-28, to ride for individual honors in the American Bankers Insurance Company/United States Dressage Federation Region Four 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.

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Results
American Bankers Insurance Company/United States Dressage Federation Region Four Championships
For the Southwestern states of IA, KS, MO, MN, NE, ND, SD
October 26-28, 2001
St. Louis, Missouri

Manager: Michael Howard; Secretary Martha Yates
Judges: Charles de Kunffy, Sonya Vracko, Lois Heyerdahl, Sue Madden-Mandas

Training Level Open Championship
CH: AMIA, a 7-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Danish mare, Blue Hors Cavan, sire, Amaya, dam; owned and ridden by Kelly Underhill (MN), bred by Blue Hors; 73.000%
RS: SOGNO, a 7-year-old, 17.2-hand, gray Dutch gelding, Variant, sire, Bo Livia, dam; owned by Dana Lindsey (MN) owner, ridden by Melinda Price (MN), 71.000%

3. Donna Karan, Heidi Basler (NE) owner/rider, 71.000%
4. Paladin, Amanda Bailey (MO) owner/rider, 70.600%
5. Wonderful Tigger, Mindy Bryson (MO) owner/rider, 68.200%
6. Truus Fan-e Welle, Melinda Price (MN) owner/rider, 68.200%
7. Odalys, Judy Kitchens (KS) owner/rider, 66.600%
8. Sidereus, Jeanne Ahrenholz (MN) owner/rider, 65.000%

Training Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: HIGH FIDELITY, a 6-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Selle Francais mare, No Rule, sire, Renomee, dam, owned and ridden by Sharon Lewis (IN), 66.000%
RS: MEMPHIS, a 10-year-old, 15.3-hand, chestnut Hanoverian mare, Marchanhoff, sire; Twixe, dam, owned and ridden by Holly Neary (KS), 65.800%

3. Mick, Cindy Writesman (MO) owner/rider, 65.600%
4. Kharma, Lisa Holderle (MO) owner/rider, 65.000%
5. Danaukriger, Ann Jansen (MO) owner/rider, 64.800% 6. Red Gauntlet, Margene Swarts (KS) owner/rider, 61.000% 7. L'Etoile, Sarah Crooks (KS) owner/rider, 61.000% 8. Daisy, Barb Ingram, (KS) owner/rider, 60.800%

Training Level Junior/Young Championship
CH: SURPRISE, a 6-year-old, 16.2-hand, gray Danish gelding, Blue Hors Silver Moon, sire; Karina Bell, dam; owned by James Carpenter (MN), ridden by Allison Roenigk (WI), bred by Blue Hors, 71.800%
RS: AIRBORNE, a 9-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, owned and ridden by Anna Greeno (SD), 68.200%

3. Maja, Emily Wagner (KS) owner/rider, 65.800%
4. Dutch Chocolate, Clare Marie Hove (KS) owner/rider, 63.600%
5. Calypso, Hailey Abbott (NE) owner/rider, 63.200%
6. Summer Samba, Jeanette Vendeveer (NE) owner, Julie Hutfless (NE) rider, 61.800%
7. Dara Heir, Alicia Diener (NE) owner/rider, 60.800%
8. Limerick's Lucky Charm, Karen DeMauro (MO) owner/rider, 59.600%

First Level Open Championship
CH: AMIA, a 7-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Danish mare, Blue Hors Cavan, sire; Amaya, dam; owned and ridden by Kelly Underhill (MN), bred by Blue Hors, 72.059%
RS: DONNA KARAN, a 4-year-old, 16.2-hand, chestnut Oldenburg mare, Donnerwerth, sire, Festiw Fancy Lady, dam; owned and ridden by Heidy Basler (NE), bred by Lloyd Landkamer, 66.176%

3. Caseino, Charity Arensberg (KS) owner/rider, 63.824%
4. Vegas, Robin Schluter (MO) owner, Charity Arensberg (KS) rider, 61.618%
5. Calvados, Nancy Kraus (MO) owner/rider, 58.235%

First Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: BUD LIGHT, a 7-year-old, 16-hand, chestnut Clydesdale x Thoroughbred stallion, Olde Pine Tree Winston, sire; Emo, dam; owned by Katherina Koechner (MO) and Jeff Gower (MO), ridden by Katherina Koechner (MO), bred by Jeff Gower, 63.382%
RS: ZOE, a 7-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Canadian Hunter mare, Ramiro, sire; Ladi Di 2d, dam; owned and ridden by Tammee McVey (MO), 61.618%

3. Memphis, Holly Neary (KS) owner/rider, 61.324%
4. Major League, Rhonda Fogel (MO) owner/rider, 59.265%
5. Phreia, Pat Reese (KS) owner/rider, 58.971%
6. Hollywood, Rita Kells-Pitlik (IA) owner/rider, 58.382%
7. Serrperlative+, Rick Freeman (IL) owner, Roberta Josephs (IL) rider, 57.353%
8. Spider, Sue Christensen (IA) owner, Missy Ellison (NE) rider, 56.471%

First Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: SURPRISE, a 6-year-old, 16.2-hand, gray Danish gelding, Blue Hors Silver Moon, sire; Karina Bell, dam; owned by James Carpenter (MN), ridden by Allison Roenigk (WI), bred by Blue Hors, 65.441%
RS: FRITZ, an 11-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Thoroughbred gelding, owned and ridden by Caroline Kampfe (NE), 61.912%

3. Dirk's Andora, Mary Adams (MO) owner, Jonni Adams (MO) rider, 61.765%
4. Maja, Emily Wagner (KS) owner/rider, 60.588%
5. Memily, Emily Wagner (KS) owner/rider, 57.500%
6. Vanillo, Elaine Wagner (KS) owner/rider, 56.324%
7. Dutch Chocolate, Clare Marie Hove (KS) owner/rider, 56.029%
8. One HP, Chrstina DeMauro (MO) owner/rider, 55.882%

Second Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: Resplendent Dancer, a 15-year-old, 16.3-hand bay Thoroughbred gelding, Brilliant Sandy, sire; Mash On The Gas, Dam; owned and ridden by Lisa Tannehill (MO), 62.442%
RS: BUD LIGHT, a 7-year-old, 16-hand, chestnut Clydesdale x Thoroughbred stallion, Olde Pine Tree Winston, sire; Emo, dam; owned by Katherina Koechner (MO) and Jeff Gower (MO), ridden by Katherina Koechner (MO), bred by Jeff Gower, 61.977%

3. Catalist, David Woodhead (MO) owner/rider, 61.163%
4. SHR Rose Maker, Missy Ellison (NE) owner/rider, 61.047%
5. C-Sir, Lisa Slagel (MN), owner/rider, 59.767%
6. Serrperlative+, Rick Freeman (IL) owner, Roberta Josephs (IL) rider, 58.605%
7. Phreia, Pat Reese (KS) owner/rider, 57.558%
8. Niagra, Lyse Strnad, M.D.(IA) owner/rider, 55.814%

Second Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: JACKSON, a 10-year-old, 16.2-hand, black Belgian gelding, First Mate, sire, 62664 Donga, dam; owned by Ann Josten (SD), ridden by Libby Josten (SD), bred by H. Depre Lubbeek, 63.488%
RS: SECRET CODE, a 6-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Clydesdale x Thoroughbred gelding, Pine Lake Code, sire; French Navy, dam; owned and bred by Melinda Price (MN), ridden by Leah Pinke (MN), 60.930%

3. Xanadu, Rachael Elvers (IA) owner/rider, 57.674%
4. One HP, Chrstina DeMauro (MO) owner/rider, 56.279%

Third Level Open Championship
CH: VIKING, a 13-year-old, 17-hand, chestnut Swedish gelding, Viking, sire; April in Missourthero, dam; Reba Bryson (MO) owner/rider, 56.000%

Third Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: DONNATELLO, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, brown Arabian gelding, Maxximum, sire; Donata, dam; owned and ridden by Lance Atkinson (MO), 59.571%
RS: MOONLIT BAY +11, a 15-year-old, 15.1-hand, bay Half-Arabian gelding, Greystone Basketu, sire; Golden Wildflower, dam; owned by Steven Snyder (IL), ridden by Roberta Josephs (IL), bred by Kermit Evans, 57.714%

3. Jiska, Gwendolyn Seymour (KS) owner/rider, 54.571%
4. Niagra, Lyse Strnad, M.D. (IA) owner/rider, 53.286%
5. Jordache, Tammee McVey (MO) owner/rider, 52.714%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: RUBICON, a 9-year-old, 16.2-hand, black Westfalen gelding, Rubinstein I, sire; Poesie, dam; Lindsay Cross (MO) owner/rider, Rudi Juerginz, breeder; 60.714%
RS: SECRET CODE, a 6-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Clydesdale x Thoroughbred gelding, Pine Lake Code, sire; French Navy, dam; owned and bred by Melinda Price (MN), ridden by Leah Pinke (MN), 54.000%

Fourth Level Open Championship
CH: CHRISTOPHE, a 9-year-old, 17.2-hand, bay Holsteiner gelding, Columbus, sire; Lady Bonaventure, dam; Mary Beth Williams (MN) owner/rider, Allan Cobb, breeder, 63.690%

Fourth Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: MOONLIT BAY +11, a 15-year-old, 15.1-hand, bay Half-Arabian gelding, Greystone Basketu, sire; Golden Wildflower, dam; owned by Steven Snyder (IL), ridden by Roberta Josephs (IL), bred by Kermit Evans, 58.810%
RS: DONNATELLO, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, brown Arabian gelding, Maxximum, sire; Donata, dam; owned and ridden by Lance Atkinson (MO), 58.690%

3. Clark's My Daddy, Wendy Kollmeier (MO) owner/rider, 55.119%
4. DJS First, Cynthia Russell (MO) owner/rider, 54.524%

Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: EXASPERATION +11, a 19-year-old, 15-hand, gray Arabian gelding, Phazon, sire; Zanntara, dam; Roberta Josephs (IL) owner/rider, 58.810%

Prix St. Georges Open Championship
CH: CONTINGENT FEE, an 11-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Holsteiner gelding, Con Brio, sire; Wonderful, dam; owned by Jami Kment (KS) and Michael C. Smith (NE), ridden by Jami Kment (KS), bred by Mary Wickenkamp (NE), 63.375%
RS: FLAGRANTI, a 14-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Rhineland gelding, Francisco II , sire; Erle, dam; owned and ridden by Debbie Hubbard (MO), 59.375%

3. Chronique, Susan Wallen (IA) owner/rider, 57.250%

Intermediate I Open Championship
CH: CONTINGENT FEE, an 11-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Holsteiner gelding, Con Brio, sire; Wonderful, dam; owned by Jami Kment (KS) and Michael C. Smith (NE), ridden by Jami Kment (KS), bred by Mary Wickenkamp (NE), 64.625%
RS: LIGHT LIME, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Danish gelding, Lime Light, sire; Eurythmic, dam; Lonnie and Christopher Underhill (MN) owners, Kelly Underhill (MN) rider, 61.125%

3. Flagranti, Debbie Hubbard (MO) owner/rider, 60.000%
4. Chronique, Susan Wallen (IA) owner/rider, 59.625%

Grand Prix Open Championship
CH: WARKANTOS, a 12-year-old, 17-hand, bay Hanoverian stallion, Warkant, sire; Alke, dam; Mary McLeod (IA) owner, William Coester (IA), rider, Ulrich Heuer, breeder, 65.000%
RS: CAVIAR, a 15-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Holsteiner gelding, Calme, sire; Close Accorel, dam, owned by Michelle Tilton (KS), ridden by Rebecca Rigdon (KS), bred by Arlene Rigdon (KS), 60.300%

First Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: MONDLICHT, a 7-year-old, 16-hand, chestnut Trakehner gelding, Lions Club, sire; Monroe, dam; Anne Scrivner (IL) owner/rider, bred by Patricia Pastor, 59.479%

Second Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
RS: SECRET CODE, a 6-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Clydesdale x Thoroughbred gelding, Pine Lake Code, sire; French Navy, dam; owned and bred by Melinda Price (MN), ridden by Leah Pinke (MN), 61.354%

Third Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: JISKA, a 10-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Dutch mare, Jep, sire; Joria, dam; owned and ridden by Gwendolyn Seymour (KS), 58.333%




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