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

Lincoln, Nebraska - The top equestrians from the southwestern states gathered in Shawnee, Oklahoma on November 2-4, to ride for individual honors in the American Bankers Insurance Company/United States Dressage Federation Region Nine 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 $133 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 Nine Championships
For the Southern states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas
November 2-4, 2001
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Bee Pape, Manager; Susan Pape-Peacock, Secretary
Judges: Angela Littlefield, Marlene Schneider, Kem Melton Barbosa, Mary Grace Davidson

Training Level Open Championship
CH: ROCK POET, a 5-year-old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Oldenburg gelding, sired by Rohdiamont, owned by Melanie Pai (TX), ridden by Pam Fowler Grace (TX), 70.800%
RS: FREIXENET, a 5-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by Fabriano, bred by Guenter Witt, owned and ridden by Audrey Zequeira (TX), 70.400%

3. Welthit, Kai Handt (TX), owner/rider, 68.200%
4. Elisa, Melanie Pai (TX) owner, Pam Fowler Grace (TX) rider, 67.800%
5. Donnerfee, Sherry Cooper (TX) owner, Kai Handt (TX) rider, 67.800%
6. Phenomenon, Nancy Sobba (AR) owner/rider, 67.200%
7. Tropez II, Christy Raisbeck (TX) owner/rider, 65.400%
8. Farbenfroh, Jayne Ryan (AR) owner/rider, 64.400%

Training Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: PRIVATE IMPORT, a 7-year-old, 17-hand, bay Westfalen gelding, sired by Pandur, owned and ridden by Caren McCreary (TX), 71.800%
RS: SEGUE', a 5-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Oldenburg gelding, sired by Florian, owned and ridden by Dawn Brittain (TX), 71.600%

3. Blue Topas, Gennifer Raney (TX) owner/rider, 66.600%
4. Eclipse, Mary K. Hawkins (TX) owner/rider, 66.400%
5. Der Sieger, Robin Hessel (OK) owner/rider, 65.400%
6. Donja Bonita, Beth Colle (TX) owner/rider, 65.000%
7. Granddukreis, Claudia Bacco (TX) owner/rider, 63.600%
8. Gulf Knight, Erika T. James (TX) owner/rider, 63.600%

Training Level Junior/Young Championship
CH: PERRY, a 4-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Flemmingh, bred by Noordenbos Koopman, owned and ridden by Eva Oldenbroek (TX), 68.400%
RS: WRECKLESS RULLAH, a 4-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Appaloosa gelding, sired by Slengi Vah, owned and ridden by Gia Dawn Madole (OK), 67.400%

3. Bouwe's Shadow, Chelsea Braman (TX), 67.000%
4. Shamrock Calypso, Jessica Shea O'Daniel (OK), 63.300%
5. Frenchis Pride+, Pippa Hankins-Brown, 63.600%
6. Mary's Brenin, Lacy N. Cotton (TX), 59.600%
7. Vader, Shannon Quinn (TX), 59.400%
8. Dragon's Lair Okula, Dana Coster (TX), 59.000%

First Level Open Championship
CH: KEEPSAKE, a 9-year-old, 15.2-hand, bay Swedish mare, sired by Entheos, owned and ridden by Danielle Fussner (TX), 70.735%
RS: CLASSIC CHANELL, a 6-year-old, 16.2-hand, chestnut Oldenburg mare, sired by Coeur De Lion (Holsteiner), owned and ridden by Donna L. Wright (TX), 64.118%

3. Dial For Easy Cash, Sue Hemphill (TX) owner, Lori Barrett (TX) rider, 63.824%

First Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: SAU PAULO, a 12-year-old, bay Arabian gelding, Jennifer P. Hankins-Brown (OK) and Vernon Ross Brown III (OK) owners, Judith Brown (OK) rider, 64.412%
RS: BAXTER, an 8-year-old, 17-hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by Banter, owned and ridden by Doreen Atkinson (TX), 63.382%

3. Half Time, Jennie Ray (TX) owner/rider, 63.382%
4. Tanjier+, Tevia McLaren (TX) owner/rider, 62.500%
5. V.I.P., Margaret McPherren (OK) owner/rider, 61.618%
6. Jubilee, Bethany Young Kubicki (TX), 61.471%
7. Padishakh, Mary Claeys (TX), 59.265%
8. Romulus, Tracy Ramey (TX), 58.971%

First Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: PERRY, a 4-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Flemmingh, bred by Noordenbos Koopman, owned and ridden by Eva Oldenbroek (TX), 66.765%
RS: ALEXANDER, a 12-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, Atatuerk, sire, Servus, dam's sire, bred by Friedhelm Mueller, owned and ridden by Debra Akers, (TX), 65.441%

3. Albina, Devon Kane (TX) owner/rider, 65.441%
4. Ambridge Rose, Lindsay Myers (TX), 65.000%
5. Shamrock Calypso, Jessica Shea O'Daniel (OK), 63.824%
6. Macbeth, Andreanna Stucker (TX), 63.235%
7. Madoc Prince Henry, Sarah Christy (TX), 62.941%
8. Wreckless Rullah, Gia Dawn Madole (OK), 60.735%

Second Level Open Championship
CH: PRESTIGE, a 6-year-old, 17-hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by Prestige Pilot, owned and ridden by Amy Bock (TX), 67.674%
RS: MENTOR, a 7-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Havel, owned and ridden by Roxanne Rabun (TX), 58.953%

Second Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: MORITZ, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Oldenburg gelding, sired by Matador (Hanoverian), owned and ridden by Lisa Mattson (TX), 65.814%
RS: HARMONI, an 8-year-old, 16-hand, chestnut Hanoverian mare, sired by Manchester, owned and ridden by Nancy B. Johnston (OK), 63.721%

3. Royal Copenhagen, Kimberly A. Krueger (TX), 62.326%
4. Baxter, Doreen Atkinson (TX), 60.00%
5. Classic Tale, Nancy Litsch (OK), 59.302%
6. Tanjier+, Tevia McLaren (TX), 58.837%

Second Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: MADOC PRINCE HENRY, a 7-year-old, 14.1-hand, Palomino Welsh Pony gelding, sired by Kentchurch Chime, bred by Mary Alice Williams, owned and ridden by Sarah Christy (TX), 64.884%
RS: ALBINA, a 9-year-old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Wurttemberg mare, sired by Andros, bred by Robert Wirsching, owned and ridden by Devon Kane (TX), 61.279%

3. Alexander, Debra Akers (TX), 58.837%
4. Anika, Jennifer McLees (TX), 58.721%
5. Hertilas, P-Mak, Inc. (TX) owner, Paige Peters (TX), 56.279%

Third Level Open Championship
CH: FRANCESCO, an 8-year-old, 17-hand, chestnut gelding, sired by Flanceur (Westfalen), owned by Jeanene Will (TX), ridden by Kai Handt (TX), 62.000%
RS: MENTOR, a 7-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Havel, owned and ridden by Roxanne Rabun (TX), 61.286%

Third Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: EL PASO, a 15-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Onyx, owned and ridden by Jackie Nixon-Fulton (TX), 65.429%
RS: MARQUEE', a 7-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Dutch mare, sired by Danny/Domino, owned and ridden by Stefanie Dwyer (TX), 64.00%

3. Harmoni, Nancy B. Johnston (OK) owner/rider, 62.429%
4. Dabue, Betty Waldo (TX) owner/rider, 57.857%
5. The Thrill, Charlotte Colbert (TX) owner/rider, 55.000%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: HERTILAS, a 10-year-old, 17.1-hand, bay gelding, sired by Horrido, owned by P-Mak Inc. (TX), ridden by Paige Peters (TX), 55.857%

Fourth Level Open Championship
CH: KINETIC, a 10-year-old, 17.2-hand, black Hanoverian gelding, sired by Kuer, owned by Sherry McClure (LA), Audrey Zequeira, 64.881%
RS: LAMBORGHINI, an 8-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Cocktail, owned and ridden by Sue Malone-Casey (TX), 63.214%

Fourth Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: MARQUEE', a 7-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Dutch mare, sired by Danny/Domino, owned and ridden by Stefanie Dwyer (TX), 61.667%
RS: LOKI, a 6-year-old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Oldenburg gelding, sired by Liberty M (Holsteiner), bred by Horst-Uwe Henke, owned and ridden by Angel Ozer (OK), 61.429%

Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
Prix St. Georges Open Championship
CH: HONDO, a 12-year-old, 16.2-hand, chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Wieberoodnoot, bred by Richard Schmickrath, owned and ridden by Lyndon Rife (TX), 64.500%
RS: IMPOSANT, an 11-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Apollonios, owned by Gon Stevens (TX), ridden by Christy Raisbeck (TX), 61.750%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Championship
CH: APOLLO, a 9-year-old, 16.2-hand, chestnut Danish gelding, sired by Cavallo, owned by Joanne/Jody Stoudenmier (TX), ridden by Joanne Stoudenmier (TX), 62.000%
RS: HOKU, a 12-year-old, 17.2-hand, brown Holsteiner x Dutch gelding, sired by Rubinstein (Holsteiner), bred by Dr. Deborah Harrison (CA), owned and ridden by Janelle Dechant-Melia (OK), 60.250%

3. LOKI, Angel Ozer (OK) owner/rider, 58.625%

Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider Championship
Intermediate I Open Championship
CH: HONDO, a 12-year-old, 16.2-hand, chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Wieberoodnoot, bred by Richard Schmickrath, owned and ridden by Lyndon Rife (TX), 64.875%
RS: L.A. BALTIC MOON, a 16-year-old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Swedish stallion, sired by Pontus, bred by Per Ivan Paulsson, owned by Syrisse Longbottom (TX), ridden by Melanie Kessler (TX), 62.375%

3. Keep The Faith, Jayne Schneiderhan (TX) owner, Audrey Zequeira (TX) rider, 61.125%

Intermediate I Adult/Amateur Championship
Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: PROMETHEUS, a 19-year-old, 16.1-hand, gray Oldenburg gelding, sired by Prince Gaylord (Wurttenburg), owned and ridden by Dana Gilbert (TX), 61.000%

Intermediate II Open Championship
CH: GULLIVER, a 13-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Dutch x Thoroughbred gelding sird by Taxateur (Dutch), bred by Paul McEnroe (CA), owned by Kristen and De De Wasemiller (OK), ridden by Kristen Wasemiller (OK), 66.000%
RS: LIBERTY, a 13-year-old, 16.2-hand, black Hanoverian gelding, sired by Lehnsherr, owned by Paula Howared (TX), ridden by Lurena Bell-Stanley (TX), 64.625%

3. Keep The Faith, Audrey Zequeira, Jayne Schneiderhan (TX) owner, Audrey Zequeira (TX) rider, 61.625%
4. Caligula, Kai Handt (TX) owner/rider, 56.000%

Grand Prix Open Championship
CH: LIBERTY, a 13-year-old, 16.2-hand, black Hanoverian gelding, sired by Lehnsherr, owned by Paula Howared (TX), ridden by Lurena Bell-Stanley (TX), 62.100%
RS: GULLIVER, a 13-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Dutch x Thoroughbred gelding sird by Taxateur (Dutch), bred by Paul McEnroe (CA), owned by Kristen and De De Wasemiller (OK), ridden by Kristen Wasemiller (OK), 60.600%

3. Gucci, Melanie Pai (TX) owner, Pam Fowler Grace (TX) rider, 59.300%

First Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: MADOC PRINCE HENRY, a 7-year-old, 14.1-hand, Palomino Welsh Pony gelding, sired by Kentchurch Chime, bred by Mary Alice Williams, owned and ridden by Sarah Christy (TX), 68.229%

Second Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: CLASSIC TALE, a 17-year-old, 15-hand, chestnut American Quarter Horse gelding, sired by Irish Mafia, bred by Judy Baumeister, owned and ridden by Nancy Litsch (OK), 63.125%

Third Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
(none)

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: LOKI, a 6-year-old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Oldenburg gelding, sired by Liberty M (Holsteiner), bred by Horst-Uwe Henke, owned and ridden by Angel Ozer (OK), 65.625%

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: KEEP THE FAITH, an 11-year-old, 16-hand, bay Percheron x Thoroughbred mare, sired by Peggy's Master (Percheron), bred by Andrea Boggs, owned by Jayne Schneiderhan (TX) ridden by Audrey Zequeira (TX), 63.750%




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