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

Lincoln, Nebraska - The top equestrians from the western states gathered in Rancho Murrieta, California on October 11-14, 2001, to ride for individual honors in the American Bankers Insurance Company/United States Dressage Federation Region Seven 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 Seven Championships
For the western states of California, Hawaii, and Nevada
October 11-14, 2001

Rancho Murrieta, California
Manager: Glenda McElroy
Secretary: Jennifer Besand J
udges: Linda Zang, Axel Steiner, Joan Macartney, Lorraine McDonald, Natalie Lamping, Jeanne McDonald, Jane Weatherwax, Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, Gary Rockwell, Trenna Atkins, Louise Koch, Kari McClain

Training Level Open Championship
CH: LUXOR, a 5-year-old, 16-hand, chestnut Oldenburg gelding, sired by Le Champion, owned and ridden by Kelly Thornbury (CA), 74.800%
RS: DOMINO, a 5-year-old, 16.1-hand, black Oldenburg x Hanoverian gelding, sired by Don Primero, bred by Toni Kornes, owned and ridden by Donna Richardson (CA), 73.400%

3. Laurio, Kathy Wolf (CA) owner, Heidi Riddle (CA) rider, 72.400%
4. Templerose, Kristina Harrison (CA) owner/rider, 71.80%
5. Epo, Gay Walker (CA) owner, Jennifer Hoffmann (CA) rider, 71.600%
6. Beamer, Beth Lawrence (CA) owner, Christine Rivlin-Henke (CA) rider, 70.400%

Training Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: PIK'S PANDORA, a 5-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Hanoverian mare, sired by Pik Solo, bred by Lilo Fore, owned and ridden by Elinor Armstrong Kennedy (CA), 73.00%
RS: PASO-DOBLE, a 4-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Hemmingway, bred by J. Vrenken, owned and ridden by Mary Pozzi (CA), 72.800%.

3. Cesium, Rhonda Smith (CA) owner/rider, 68.800%
4. Fable, Jessica Barker (CA) owner/rider, 68.400%
5. Harmonie, Janet Ver Plank (CA) owner/rider, 67.200%
6. Ostrono, Laurie Farmer (CA) owner/rider, 67.200%

Training Level Junior/Young Championship
CH: CHIANTI, a 6-year-old, 17.2-hand, brown Dutch gelding, sired by Amiro, owned and ridden by Susanna Wesson (CA), 68.400%
RS: MAKANI, a 7-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Cabochon, owned by Julie Esherick (CA), ridden by Emily Giammona (CA), 67.600%

3. Equulea, Katie Davidson (CA) owner/rider, 67.600%
4. Narsissus, Sierra Steven-McGeever (CA) owner/rider, 66.600%
5. Ace of Hearts, Bethany Nehse (CA) owner/rider, 65.00%
6. El Seyid, Laura and Pam Andrews (CA) owners, Laura Andrews (CA) rider, 62.400%

First Level Open Championship
CH: LAITIN, a 6-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Oldenburg stallion, sired by Le Champion, bred by Jay Timmons, owned by Laura Dwyer (CA), ridden by Rachel Saavedra (CA), 70.294%
RS: DOMIRO, a 6-year-old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Hanoverian stallion, sired by Donnerhall, owned by Glenwood Farms Hanoverians (CA), ridden by Ericka Moore (CA), 70.294%

3. Rubino Bellissimo, Violet Jenn (CA) owner; Nicole Perry (CA) rider, 69.265%
4. Cachet, Lawson Duncan (KS) owner, David Wightman (CA) rider, 68.971%
5. Octango, Barbi Breen-Gurley (CA) owner/rider, 68.676%
6. Censational, Barbi Parkening (CA) owner, Hinda Gurney (CA) rider, 68.529%

First Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: OMAR, a 5-year-old, 16-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Juventus, bred by MLW Van Lankveld, owned and ridden by Jackie Ahl-Eckhouse (CA), 76.324%
RS: OJESSO, a 5-year-old, 17.1-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Havidoff, owned and ridden by Sue Sawyer (CA), 76.324%

3. Prima Donna, Dorreene Gilmore (CA) owner/rider, 67.794%
4. Meine Van Hoeve Schoonzict, Sandra Zurawski (CA) owner/rider, 66.765%
5. Cesium, Rhonda Smith (CA) owner/rider, 66.618%
6. Landitos, Susan Ward (NV) owner/rider, 65.441%

First Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: PARADOX, a 4-year-old, 16.1-hand, gray Dutch gelding, sired by D-Day, owned and ridden by Caitlin Masiel (CA), 68.529%.
RS: EQUULEA, an 18-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Hanoverian mare, sired by Equubar, owned and ridden by Katie Davidson (CA), 68.206%

3. Antaeus, Dani Judy (CA) owner/rider, 66.912%
4. Santiago, Olivia Lagoy-Weltz (CA) owner/rider, 66.765%
5. Olekele, Sarah Mason (CA) owner/rider, 64.706%
6. Makani, Julie Esherick (CA) owner, Emily Giammona (CA) rider, 63.971%

Second Level Open Championship
CH: WINTERPRINZ, a 7-year-old, 16.2-hand, black Hanoverian stallion, sired by Warkant, bred by Axel Windeler, owned and ridden by Carolyn Adams (CA), 71.860%.
RS: WINWOOD, a 6-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Wonderful, owned and ridden by Heather Bender (CA), 71.047%

3. Wishes Come True, Nina Hawker (CA) owner, Christine Rivlin-Henke (CA) rider, 68.837%
4. Gretl, Lisa Riemann (CA) owner, Karen Ball (CA) rider, 68.488%
5. Lester Patron, Cinema Farms Breeding Inc. (CA) owner, David Wilson (CA) rider, 68.256%
6. Gaudina, Linda Barone (CA) owner, Jennifer Hoffmann (CA) rider, 68.023%

Second Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: KERMAN, a 9-year-old, 16-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Elcaro, bred by J&H Redelijkheid, owned and ridden by Lynn Welge (CA), 66.279%.
RS: PALISADES, an 8-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Oldenburg gelding, sired by Palladium, bred by Mary Dygert, owned and ridden by Faith Zack (CA), 62.209%

3. Grayingham's Journey, Erica Jones (CA) owner/rider, 62.093%
4. Daegan, Shirley West (CA) owner/rider, 61.395%
5. Knighthawk, Barbra Watkins (CA) owner/rider, 61.279%
6. Maverick, Jeanne Kaleth-Martin (CA) owner/rider, 61.163%

Second Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: ELITE, a 7-year-old, 16.1-hand, gray Swedish gelding, sired by Bernstein, owned by Nadine Pestana (CA), ridden by Kelly Pestana (CA), 68.953%
RS: MDM SYNCOPATED RHYTHM, a 13-year-old, 15-hand, bay Morgan gelding, sired by UC Viscount, bred by Dragonfire Farm, owned by Sandy Sweitzer (CA), ridden by Claire Sweitzer (CA), 63.837%

3. Rambutan II, Jennifer Phillips (CA) owner/rider, 61.977%
4. Beaujolais, Anne Hayes (CA) owner/rider, 60.930%
5. Highlander, Kelsey Bullock (CA) owner/rider, 57.326%

Third Level Open Championship
CH: LUMINARY, an 8-year-old, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Guderian, bred by A. Arts, owned and ridden by Tracey Lert (CA), 69.286%
RS: DESTINO, a 6-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Domingo, bred by Mary Contakos, M.D., owned by Mary Contakos, M.D. (CA) and Hilda Gurney (CA), ridden by Hilda Gurney (CA), 66.000%

3. Bungee, Anita Sinclaire (NV) owner, Seanna Adamson (NV) rider, 65.714%
4. Luciano, Jill Cordsen (CA) owner, Karen Ball (CA) rider, 65.571%
5. Legacy, Helen Dilworth (CA) owner, Rachel Saavedra (CA) rider, 63.857%
6. Winwood, Heather Bender (CA) owner/rider, 63.857%

Third Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: WALENTYNO, a 10-year-old, 17-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Werther, owned and ridden by Janet Ver Plank (CA), 65.000%
RS: DREAMCATCHER, an 11-year-old, 16-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Diamont, bred by Judy Williams, owned and ridden by Joy Stroehmann (CA), 64.714%

3. Touch of Magic, Deborah Hirons (CA) owner/rider, 61.571%
4. Normann, Nancy Szakacs (CA) owner/rider, 61.286%
5. Handicraft, Joan Wright (NV) owner/rider, 59.857%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: LILY OF THE VALLEY, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Dutch x Thoroughbred mare sired by Taxateur, bred by Paul Mc Enroe, owned by Rachel and Amanda Freeman (CA), ridden by Rachel Freeman (CA), 64.000%
RS:GALVANI, a 13-year-old, 15.3-hand gray Dutch mare, sired by Volkmar, owned bgy Sandy Sweitzer (CA), ridden by Claire Sweitzer (CA), 61.857%

3. Leo, Nicole Allegretti (CA) owner/rider, 58.286%

Fourth Level Open Championship
CH: PIKERELLE, a 10-year-old, 17-hand bay Oldenburg mare, sired by Pik Solo, owned and ridden by Tanya Vik (CA), 68.095%
RS:LEXUS, an 8-year-old, 16.1-hand gray Dutch gelding, sired by Wanroij, bred by Tony DeGroot, owned and ridden by Tracey Lert (CA), 66.310%

3. Kantor, Kristina Harrison (CA) owner/rider, 66.190%
4. World In Motion, Cinema Farms Boarding Inc. (CA) owner, David Wilson (CA), rider, 66.190%
5. Landmark, Cindy Snow (CA) owner, Chelsey Sibley (CA) rider, 66.190%
6. Ponticello, David Wightman (CA) owner/rider, 63.333%

Fourth Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: MADRIGAL, a 7-year-old, 17-hand, chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Wanroij, bred, owned and ridden by Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus (CA), 64.762%
RS: KAMUELA, a 9-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Dutch stallion, sired by Rubinstein, bred by Deborah Harrison DVM, owned and ridden by Renee Johnson (CA), 64.643%

3. Mirage, Janice Carrasco (CA) owner/rider, 64.286%
4. Locklund, Nellie Martin-Giles (CA) owner/rider, 61.905%
5. Arnelli, Lauren Lacase (CA) owner/rider, 55.238%

Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: TUNDRA, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Swedish gelding, sired by Zorn, bred by Mary Schrader, owned and ridden by Kim Whippy (CA), 64.405%
RS:HESLEGARDS DISNEY, an 11-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Danish gelding, sired by Dolomit, bred by Britta Pedersen, owned and ridden by Alycia Mondavi (CA), 64.048%

3. Heslegards Disney, Alycia Mondavi (CA) owner/rider, 64.048%
4. Lily of the Valley, Amanda and Rachel Freeman (CA) owners, Rachel Freeman (CA) rider, 60.000%
5. Coeur D'Alene, Ashlee Armstrong (CA) owner/rider, 59.881%

Prix St. Georges Open Championship
CH: LE TEUR, an 8-year-old, 15.3-hand chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Taxateur, bred by Lee and Wendy Brown, owned and ridden by Nadine Pestana (CA), 71.375%
RS: PICONE, an 11-year-old, 17-hand chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Prince Orac XX (Thoroughbred), bred by Elke Flemming, owned and ridden by Louise Labrucherie (CA) 69.375%

3. Dicaprio, Ruth Borun (CA) owner, David Wilson (CA) rider, 68.750%
4. Kantor, Kristina Harrison (CA) owner/rider, 65.125%
5. Peppermint Patty, Lowell Burke (CA) owner, Christine Rivlin-Henke (CA) rider, 65.000%
6. Konstellation, Barbi Breen-Gurley (CA) owner/rider, 64.625%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Championship
CH: HAVANNA, a 12-year-old, 16-hand bay Dutch gelding, sired by Clavecimble, owned and ridden by Kathy Pavlich (CA) 67.750%
RS: HAYDN, a 12-year-old, 17.1-hand bay Dutch gelding, sired by Beethoven, bred by C. Baltussen, owned by Mark and Kimberly Carter (CA), ridden by Mark Carter (CA), 64.125%

3. The Divine Miss Em, Margie Lee (CA) owner/rider, 62.125%
4. Paladin, Meg Larson (CA) owner/rider, 60.250%
5. Honey Creeper, Michele Moon (AZ) owner/rider, 59.500%
6. Manhattan, Stephanie Unruh (CA) owner/rider, 58.750%

Intermediate I Open Championship
CH: LE TEUR, an 8-year-old, 15.3-hand chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Taxateur, bred by Lee and Wendy Brown, owned and ridden by Nadine Pestana (CA), 67.750%
RS: PICONE, an 11-year-old, 17-hand chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Prince Orac XX (Thoroughbred), bred by Elke Flemming, owned and ridden by Louise Labrucherie (CA) 67.250%

3. Konstellation, Barbi Breen-Gurley (CA) owner/rider, 64.625%
4. Leone, Camille Penhoet (CA) owner/rider, 65.125%
5. Distinguished Gentleman, Jennifer Coyne (CA) owner/rider, 64.500%
6. Iditarod, Carol Babington (CA) owner, Chelsey Sibley (CA) rider, 64.500%

Intermediate I Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: WINERGY, a 15-year-old, 17-hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by World Cup I, bred by Claus Schmoldt, owned and ridden by Katie Hoefs (CA) 64.00%
RS: EQUADOR, a 15-year-old, 16-hand, chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Roemer, owned and ridden by Victoria Nodiff-Netanel (CA), 63.125%

3. El Colibri, Linda Randall (CA) owner/rider, 60.750%
4. Archimedes, Sharon Marshall (CA) owner/rider, 60.000%
5. Armani, Linda Trimm (CA) owner/rider, 58.00%
6. Dolce, Wendy Mattes (CA) owner/rider, 57.750%

Intermediate II Open Championship
CH: KOMO, a 9-year-old, 16.3-hand chestnut Dutch gelding sired by G. Romiro Z, bred by CPM Moors, owned by Kathy Pavlich (CA), ridden by Carol Plough (CA) 64.634%
RS: CARPANO, 16-year-old, 16.1-hand bay Holsteiner gelding sired by Calimero, owned and ridden by April Atwell (CA) 60.976%

3. Feliki, Tami Hoag (CA) owner/rider, 60.610%
4. Bono Sera, Heather Bender (CA) owner/rider, 59.024%
5. Independence, Anne B. Wong M.D. (CA) owner, Chelsey Sibley (CA) rider, 58.780%
6. Disney, Susan Connors (WA) owner, Elizabeth Hendrix (CA) rider, 58.537%

Grand Prix Open Championship
CH: SUDAN, 13-year-old, 17-hand black Hanoverian gelding, sired by Salut, owned and ridden by Sherry Van't Riet (CA), 64.600%
RS: KOMO, a 9-year-old, 16.3-hand chestnut Dutch gelding sired by G. Romiro Z, bred by CPM Moors, owned by Kathy Pavlich (CA), ridden by Carol Plough (CA) 63.600%

3. Feliki, Tami Hoag (CA) owner/rider, 59.800%
4. Mikhail, Heather Bender (CA) owner/rider, 59.000%
5. Turbo Dancer, Michael Peneo (CA) owner/rider, 56.400%

First Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: DAKOTAH, a 5-year-old, 16.2-hand bay Hanoverian mare, sired by Donnerschall, owned by Artemis Farms, ridden by Alexsandra Howard (CA), 73.958%
RS: AERO, a 5-year-old, 16.1-hand bay Swedish gelding, sired by Pointmaker (Oldenburg), bred by Peter Lert, owned and ridden by Sheila O'Rourke (CA) 70.000%

3. Omega, Hanna Hutchins (CA) owner, Heidi Riddle (CA) rider, 68.646%
4. Zeus, Ashley Schempp (CA) owner/rider, 66.250%
5. Blu Moon Magic, Lisa Johnston (CA) owner/rider, 63.646%

Second Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: PIK POCKET, a 6-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by Pik Solo, bred, owned and ridden by Heidi Riddle (CA) 70.104%

Third Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: LUMINARY, an 8-year-old, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Guderian, bred by A. Arts, owned and ridden by Tracey Lert (CA), 72.917%
RS:EURO PRO IKO, a 9-year-old, 16.2-hand chestnut Oldenburg x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Ideal, owned and ridden by Alexsandra Howard (CA) 68.208%

3. Lemon Ice, Peggy Klump (CA) owner/rider, 67.875%
4. Luciano, Jill Cordsen (CA) owner, Karen Ball (CA) rider, 66.271%
5. Dreamcatcher, Joy Stroehmann (CA) owner/rider, 66.208%

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: LEXUS, an 8-year-old, 16.1-hand gray Dutch gelding, sired by Wanroij, bred by Tony DeGroot, owned and ridden by Tracey Lert (CA), 69.708%
RS:LASCAR, a brown Dutch gelding, sired by Rubenstein, owned and ridden by Joan Williams (CA) 63.688%

3. Cloud, Creeky Routson (CA) owner/rider, 57.417%
4. Pikerelle, Tanya Vik (CA) owner/rider, 55.563%

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: HARMONY'S CASSIANO, a 10-year-old, 17.2-hand, chestnut Holsteiner gelding, sired by Calypso I , bred by Christina Malone, owned by Harmony Holsteiners (CO), ridden by Leslie Webb (CA), 68.472%
RS: IDITAROD, an 11-year-old, 15.3-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Taxateur, owned by Carol Babington (CA), ridden by Chelsey Sibley (CA), 65.837%

3. Winergy, Katie Hoefs (CA) owner/rider, 65.417%
4. Widor, Antje Freygang (NM) owner, Donna Richardson (CA) rider, 65.000%
5. Konstellation, Barbi Breen-Gurley (CA) owner/rider, 63.612%
6. Grandeur, Jodi Jones (CA) owner/rider, 63.060%

Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: SUDAN, 13-year-old, 17-hand black Hanoverian gelding, sired by Salut, owned and ridden by Sherry Van't Riet (CA), 70.055%
RS: DISNEY, a 16-year-old, 17.3-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Ulft, owned by Susan Connors (WA), ridden by Elizabeth Hendrix (CA), 63.063%




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