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


Lincoln, Nebraska - The top equestrians from the Midwestern states gathered in Springfield, Illinois on September 6-9, to ride for individual honors in the American Bankers Insurance Company/United States Dressage Federation Region Two 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 Two Championships For the Midwestern states of IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WV, WI September 6-9, 2001 Springfield, Illinois - Illinois State
Fairgrounds Manager: Alice Martin; Secretary, Melissa Speed
Judges: Sue Rothgeb, Tracey Lert, Marian Cunningham-Becker, Janet Brown, Hilda Gurney, Marilyn Heath,

Training Level Open Championship
CH: R-TISTIK, a 4-year-old, 16.2-hand, black Oldenburg gelding, sired by Ramires, owned and ridden by Adrienne Pot (IL), 73.400%
RS: SAN REMO, a 5-year-old, 17.1-hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, Sherlock Holmes, sire, Weltmeyer, dam's sire, owned by Elite European Sport Horse (IL), ridden by Yvonne Barteau (IL), 73.200%

3. Rubina, Richard and Meryl Cannon (IL) owners, Yvonne Barteau (IL) rider, 70.600%
4. Lex Barker, Elite European Sport Horse (IL) owner, Kim Barteau (IL) rider, 70.000%
5. Machtig, Candace Tate (WI) owner, Jessica Jo Tate (WI) rider, 69.000%
6. Weltaenser, Meg Williams (IN) owner/rider, 67.200%
7. Opus, Ken Borden, Jr. (IL), owner/rider, 67.000%
8. Obsidian, Sue Black (OH) owner/rider, 66.800%

Training Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: RENSSELAER, a 6-year-old, 16.1 hand, bay Westfalen gelding, sired by Romiro, owned and ridden by Andrea Schten (WI), 71.800%.
RS: RIVIERA, a 6-year-old, 15.2-hand, gray Oldenburg gelding, sired by Riverman (Holsteiner), owned and ridden by Michele Hall (OH), 70.800%

3. Getsmart, Deanna Hertrich (WI) owner/rider, 67.200%
4. Filibuster, Linda Emery (MI) owner/rider, 65.000%
5. Weltano, Amy Grahn (IL) owner/rider, 63.800%
6. Verbeau, Catherine Kamenish (KY) owner/rider, 63.200%
7. Dalhowitzer, Kerrie Winkle (OH) owner/rider, 61.200%
8. Weltmeister, Elizabeth Mueller (IL) owner/rider, 61.000%

Training Level Junior/Young Championship
CH: INTERLUDE, a 5-year-old, 15.3-hand, bay Oldenburg mare, sired by Ironman, owned and ridden by Jennifer Smith (OH), 72.600%
RS: RENDEZVOUS, a 7-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Thoroughbred mare, owned and ridden by Kim Brown (MI), 67.800%.

3. Kismet, Sue Ann Judah (OH) owner, Lauren Chumley (OH) rider, 66.800%
4. Hershey's Kiss, Sara Anderson (OH) owner/rider, 66.200%
5. Royal Touch, Stacy Gans (WI) owner/rider, 64.000%
6. PMC Lhiannon, Amber Abrecht (OH) owner/rider, 63.600%
7. Raja, Alana Sittaro (MI), owner/rider, 63.400%
8. The Flying Dutchman, Libby Lansaw (OH) owner, Ashley Lansaw (OH) rider, 63.200%

First Level Open Championship
CH: IDLEHOUR MC HENRY, a 6-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Cleveland Bay x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Ramblers Renown, bred by Marilyn Webster, owned by Cindy Bank (OH), and ridden by Lauren Ball (OH), 71.176%
RS: CAMARON, a 6-year-old, 16-hand, bay Andalusian stallion, owned by Hampton Green Farm (MI), ridden by David DeWispelaere (MI), 67.941%

3. Obsidian, Sue Black (OH) owner/rider, 67.500%
4. EM Donata, Denise Higgins (MI) owner, Sue Kolstad (IN) rider, 63.235%
5. Kenzo, Tracy Kissel (WI) owner/rider, 63.235%
6. Trabant, Kathleen Hayes (MI) owner, Valerie Arakelian (MI) rider, 62.794%
7. Bethesda Carbon Copy, Betty Weyrauch (WI) owner, Connie White (WI) rider, 62.500%,
8. Shalizar, Julie McElhaney (OH) owner/rider; 62.200%

First Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: RENSSELAER, a 6-year-old, 16.1 hand, bay Westfalen gelding, sired by Romiro, owned and ridden by Andrea Schten (WI), 74.412%.
RS: BRYLLANT, an 8-year-old, 17.3 hand, bay Westfalen gelding, sired by Banditen Traum (Trakehner), owned and ridden by Linda Murphy-Parker (FL), 67.647%.

3. Grimaldi, Carolyn Kotila (MI), owner/rider, 66.029%
4. Jet Light, Jonith Breadon (IL), Regina Milliken (IL), 65.000%
5. Stepping in Time, Jill Olson (IL) owner/rider, 64.118%
6. Edith Ann, Nancy Ray (MI) owner, Kimberly Kay Nelson, (MI), 62.941%
7. Markgraf, Patricia Keller (MI) owner/rider, 62.794%
8. Dynasty, Rebecca Hopfner (IL), 62.353%

First Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: LEONTIEN, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, chestnut Dutch mare, sired by Rossini, bred by H. Hofstee, owned by Diane Soubly (MI) and Courtney Massie (MI), ridden by Courtney Massie (MI), 69.706%
RS: CAMILLAWOOD, a 10-year-old, 15.2-hand, bay Percheron cross mare, sired by Cottonwood Flame, owned and ridden by Sarah King (IN), 66.471%

3. Ozzwald, Bonnie Urbans (IL) owner/rider, 65.441%
4. Kaleidoscope, Janet Schafer (MN) owner, Cindy Schafer (MN) rider, 63.235%
5. Kismet, Sue Ann Judah (OH) owner, Lauren Chumley (OH) rider, 63.235%
6. Royal-Ty, Elizabeth Frantz (WI) owner/rider, 62.794%
7. Petrie, Amy Bradlely (IL) owner, Jessie Myers (MI) rider, 62.500%
8. Encore II, Tom Homan (MI) owner, Hillary Holman (MI) rider, 61.471%

Second Level Open Championship
CH: GILLIGAN, a 6-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by Glueckspilz, owned by Amy Bradley (IL), ridden by Wendy Sanders (IL), 65.581%
RS: LIBERTY, an 8-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Dutch stallion, sired by Wellington, bred by A. W. Van De Zeyden, owned by Robert Soury (IL), ridden by Kim Barteau (IL), 65.116%

3. Catano, Gintara Slavinskas (OH), owner/rider, 64.767%
4. Eloquent, Constance Vander Weele (IL) owner, Darlene Goad (IL) rider, 62.558%
5. Nicolet, Laura Moore (MI) owner/rider, 62.209%
6. Will Power, Lynda Weese (IN) owner/rider, 59.070%
7. Kenzo, Tracey Kissel (WI) owner/rider, 58.488%
8. Mere Mehem, Paula Pratt (WI) owner, Ken McGrath (IL) rider, 58.023%

Second Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: AMAZING GREY, 11-year-old, 16.2-hand, gray Hanoverian x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Gastronome, owned and ridden by Alona Hathaway (KY), 65.000%
RS: KELLER, 6-year old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Swedish gelding, sired by Amiral, owned and ridden by Jolene Novak-Racevicius (IL), 64.884%

3. Browns Fiddle Dee, Margaret Cunningham (OH) owner/rider, 63.605%
4. Elise, Sue Coyle (IL) owner/rider, 62.907%
5. Indy, Paddock Saddlery (OH) and Lisa Gorretta (OH) owners, Lisa Gorretta (OH) rider, 62.442%
6. Beau et Debonair, Ann Sturzl (WI) owner/rider, 61.512%
7. S. G.'s Making Thyme, Cheryl Davidson (MI) owner/rider, 60.233%
8. Harabi Aerazon+/, Anne Neville (IL) owner/rider, 59.651%

Second Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: LEONTIEN, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, chestnut Dutch mare, sired by Rossini, bred by H. Hofstee, owned by Diane Soubly (MI) and Courtney Massie (MI), ridden by Courtney Massie (MI), 62.442%
RS: WIZZET, a 12-year-old, 16.0-hand, chestnut Hanoverian mare, sired by Wertherson, owned and ridden by Paige Lemke (IA), 58.837%

3. Morgan, Sarah Hammen (IN) owner/rider, 56.744%
4. Romeo Gigili, Jessica Kissel (WI) owner/rider, 56.512%
5. Kendall, Katherine Zopfi (MI) owner/rider, 56.512%
6. Collective Soul, Stacy Gormley (MI) owner/rider, 56.047%
7. Dickens, Jocelyn Scofield (MI) owner, Rebekah Burmann (MI) rider, 51.395%

Third Level Open Championship
CH: PIONEER, a 6-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Swedish stallion, sired by Master, owned by Wimborne Farms (KY), ridden by Diane Anderson, (KY) 66.714%
RS: FRUHSPORT, an 8-year-old, 17.2-hand bay Oldenburg gelding, sired by Frohwind, owned and ridden by Rosalind Kinstler (MI), 66.00%

3. Gotcha, Shelley Day (WI) owner/rider, 65.571%
4. Koenraad, Terri Devon (MI) owner, Laurie Moore (MI), 64.143%
5. L'Oriot, Dixie Peterson (IN) and Brian Sumprer (IN) owners, Jennifer Kaiser (IN) rider, 62.857%
6. Kevekko, Carolyn Hoekstra (MI) owner, Colleen Hoekstra (MI) rider, 62.714%
7. Alleluja, Francesca Nicoletti (OH) owner/rider, 62.571%
8. Mere Mehem, Paula Pratt (WI) owner, Ken McGrath (IL) rider, 62.143%

Third Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: GRAEFIN GRANDE, an 8-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Hanoverian x Thoroughbred mare, sired by Graf Gotz, owned and ridden by Barbara Stratigakes (IL), 59.571%
RS: WANDERLUST, a 14-year-old, 17-hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by Wanderer, owned and ridden by Lynne Taylor (IL), 59.429%

3. Katouchels, Kim Jackson (OH) owner/rider, 59.286%
4. Image Maker, Ingrid Grossberg (MI) owner/rider, 59.000%
5. Portia, Paula Lunde (MI) owner/rider, 58.714%
6. Keller, Jolene Novak-Racevicius (IL) owner/rider, 58.429%
7. Browns Fiddle Dee, Margaret Cunningham (OH) owner/rider, 58.143%
8. Top of Magic, Susan Smith (OH) owner/rider, 50.429%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: GISELLE, a 16.1-hand, bay Holsteiner mare, sired by Rapport, bred by Carreen Svanoe, owned by Teri Lawson (MN), ridden by Suzanne Wepplo (MN), 62.857% RS: LONDON, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Voltaire, bred by Th. Van Den Broek, owned and ridden by Margaret Heroy (IN), 57.000% 3. Julius, Peggy Moy Glynn (MI) owner, Jessica Whitehurst (MI) rider, 55.429% 4. Klosterhedens Zobel, Emily Abbate (IL) owner/rider, 55.143% 5. Morgan, Sarah Hammen (IN) owner/rider, 54.000% 6. Romeo Gigili, Jessica Kissel (WI) owner/rider, 52.714%

Fourth Level Open Championship
CH: HATSEN, 12-year-old, 16.2-hand, chestnut Trakehner gelding, sired by Tivano, owned by Nancy De Maeyer (IL), ridden by Curtis Sage (IL), 63.333%
RS: GLADWYN, a 12-year-old, 17-hand, gray Hanoverian x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Graf Gotz, owned by Van Pell (WI), ridden by Greta Larson Pell (WI), 62.619%

3. Karparti, Caroline Davenport (OH) owner, Charlotte Bayley-Schindelholz (OH) rider, 62.143%
4. R'Temus, Danielle Ventura (IL) owner/rider, 59.048%
5. Koraladdinn +/, Charles and Sylvia Bruce (MI) owners, Betty Horst (MI) rider, 57.976%
6. Laramie, Kenneth Levy (IN) owner/rider, 54.048%
7. L'Oriot, Dixie Peterson (IN) and Brian Sumprer (IN) owners, Jennifer Kaiser (IN) rider, 52.619%

Fourth Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: ROMULUS, an 11-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Danish gelding, owned and ridden by Carole Allgauer (IL), 61.786%
RS: AMTSRAT, an 11-year-old, 17.2-hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by Archipel, owned and ridden by Susan Griffiths, (OH) 60.595%

3. Alchemist, Ann Sauer (WI) owner/rider, 58.929%
4. Randeck, Carey Smith (OH) owner/rider, 56.905%

Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: GALATEO, a 15-year-old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Ganymed, owned by Diane Soubly (MI) and Courtney Massie (MI); ridden by Courtney Massie (MI) 63.690%
RS: JOERY, a 10-year-old, 16.3-hand bay Dutch gelding, sired by Zeoliet, owned by Margee Koffler (KY), ridden by J. Reese Koffler (KY), 60.119%

3. Giselle, Teri Lawson (MN) owner, Suzanne Wepplo (MN) rider, 58.690%
4. 'Ristocrat, Wendy Sanders (IL) owner, Heather McCarthy (IL) rider, 58.095%
5. Mamberino, Cora Vasseur (IL) owner/rider, 56.786%
6. Primo, Anne McKay (MN) owner, Lindsay Haugen (MN) rider, 54.881%

Prix St. Georges Open Championship
CH: CHIMON, an 8-year-old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Swedish gelding, sired by Amiral, bred by Christina Nyman, owned by Elite European Sport Horse (IL), ridden by Yvonne Barteau (IL), 71.000%
RS: LETAM, an 8-year-old, 16.3-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Amulet, bred by G. Seiger, owned by William Conour (IN), ridden by Jennifer Hentges-Conour (IN), 64.500%

3. Hatsen, Nancy De Maeyer (IL) owner, Curtis Sage (IL) owner, 62.375%
4. Noble Bach, Caroline Jacob (MI) owner, Alison Sader-Larson (MN) rider, 61.125%
5. Favory VI Brenna, Tempel Lipizzans (IL) owner, Ted Goad (IL) rider, 59.750%
6. Palisade, Carol Schulz (MI) owner/rider, 58.750%
7. Gladwyn, Van Pell (WI) owner, Greta Larson Pell (WI) rider, 57.375%
8. Oliver Twist, Susan Smith (OH) owner, Francesca Nicoletti (OH) rider, 57.125%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Championship
CH: CARTIER 62, 12-year-old, 16.2-hand gray Oldenburg gelding, sired by Castro (Holsteiner), owned and ridden by Joann Smith (OH), 60.750%
RS: ABSALOM, a 10-year-old, 16-hand, bay Oldenburg stallion, sired by Amerillo, owned by Barbara Collins (IL), ridden by Barbara (Sandy) Collins (IL), 60.000%

3. Romulus, Carole Allgauer (IL) owner/rider, 59.875%
4. Randeck, Carey Smith (OH) owner/rider, 56.750%
5. Whitewater, Ilene Techner (MI) owner/rider, 53.500%

Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: JOERY, a 10-year-old, 16.3-hand bay Dutch gelding, sired by Zeoliet, owned by Margee Koffler (KY), ridden by J. Reese Koffler (KY), 66.500%
RS: ENTHEOS, a 14-year-old, 16.1 hand, bay Swedish stallion, sired by Elektron, bred by Holly Simensen, owned by Kathy Lee Klammer (IL), ridden by Alison Bush (IL), 65.500%

3. Galateo, Diane Soubly (MI) and Courtney Massie (MI), owner; Courtney Massie (MI) rider, 60.625%
4. Windsor, Brad Cutshall (MI) owner, Lauren Patrick (MI) rider, 59.500%
5. Piaget, Kathryn Ayres (MI) owner/rider, 57.875%
6. Dancing Bear, Jenny Van Wieren (MI) owner/rider, 52.250%

Intermediate I Open Championship
CH: CHIMON, an 8-year-old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Swedish gelding, sired by Amiral, bred by Christina Nyman, owned by Elite European Sport Horse (IL), ridden by Yvonne Barteau (IL), 62.375%
RS: GIFTED BY NATURE, a 13-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Canadian Hunter, sired by Cozy's Commander, owned and ridden by Orrie DeCaster (WI), 62.125%

3. Letam, William Conour (IL) owner, Jennifer Hentges-Conour (IL) rider, 61.750%
4. Sheveron, Sandra Tull (MI) owner/rider, 55.625%
5. Circus, Clare Ross (IN), owner/rider, 55.625%
6. Fashion, Foxridge Farms (OH) owner, Gintara Slavinskas (OH) rider, 54.250%

Intermediate I Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: JOHNNY BE GOOD, a 10-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Consul, bred by Iron Spring Farm, owned and ridden by Ruby Huggins (IN), 62.500%
RS: ATTRAKTIV, a 17-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Westfalen gelding, sired by Artwig, bred by Wiechert Bernhard, owned and ridden by Susan Griffiths Gohl (IL), 52.500%

Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: ENTHEOS, a 14-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Swedish stallion, sired by Elektron, bred by Holly Simensen, owned by Kathy Lee Klammer (IL), ridden by Alison Bush (IL), 61.500%
RS: PIAGET, a 16-year-old, 15.3-hand, chestnut Morgan mare, sired by Michland Northport, owned and ridden by Kathryn Ayres (MI), 53.375%

3. Windsor, Brad Cutshall (MI) owner, Lauren Patrick (MI) rider, 53.250%

Intermediate II Open Championship
CH: FIRECRACKER, an 11-year-old, 17-hand, gray Thoroughbred x Percheron gelding, sired by Exacerbate (Thoroughbred), bred by Rosa O'Neil, owned by Bettye Ferguson (OH), ridden by Charlotte Bayley-Schindelholz (OH), 64.878%.
RS: VANESSA, a 12-year-old, 17-hand, black Danish mare, sired by Diamond, owned by Richard and Meryl Cannon (IL), ridden by Yvonne Barteau (IL), 63.902%

3. Derris, Brad Cutshall (MI) owner/rider, 57.317%
4. Rozinante, Maureen White (IL) owner/rider, 56.829%
5. Rannoch, Lindsay Haugen (MN) owner, Anne McKay (MN) rider, 52.561%
6. Captain's Alibi, Elizabeth Gagliardi (IN) owner/rider, 51.220%
7. Gifted by Nature, Orrie DeCaster (WI) owner/rider, 49.756%
8. Donavan, Wendy Costello (WI) owner, Jessica Jo Tate (WI) rider, 49.634%

Grand Prix Open Championship
CH: FIRECRACKER, an 11-year-old, 17-hand, gray Thoroughbred x Percheron gelding, sired by Exacerbate (Thoroughbred), bred by Rosa O'Neil, owned by Bettye Ferguson (OH), ridden by Charlotte Bayley-Schindelholz (OH), 61.300%
RS: ROZINANTE, a 16-year-old brown Holsteiner gelding, sired by Rantares, bred by Jeanne Lord, owned and ridden by Maureen White (IL), 57.200%

3. Derris, Brad Cutshall (MI) owner/rider, 56.500%
4. Vanessa, Richard and Meryl Cannon (IL) owners, Yvonne Barteau (IL) rider, 56.000%
5. Rannoch, Lindsay Haugen (MN) owner, Anne McKay (MN) rider, 55.800%

First Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: WELTANO, a 5-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, owned and ridden by Amy Grahn (IL), 65.313%
RS: COPPER CACHE, a 5-year-old, 15.2-hand, sorrel Paint mare, sired by Leo Lucky Bar, bred by Cathy Jo Reynolds, owned by Barbara Mestemaker (MI), ridden by Jean Metsker (MI), 62.813%

3. Bethesda Carbon Copy, Betty Weyrauch (WI) owner, Connie White (WI) ridder, 61.458%
4. Kasanova, Lynne Liechty (IN) owner/rider, 60.729%
5. Illusions, Sarah Johnson-Mather (MI) owner/rider, 57.813%

Second Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: IDLEHOUR MC HENRY, a 6-year-old, 16.1-hand, bay Cleveland Bay x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Ramblers Renown, bred by Marilyn Webster, owned by Cindy Bank (OH), and ridden by Lauren Ball (OH), 66.771%
RS: BROWNS FIDDLE DEE, a 21-year-old, 15-hand, chestnut Morgan gelding, sired by Dobson, bred by Cecil Brown, owned and ridden by Margaret Cunningham (OH), 64.688%

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: GALATEO, a 15-year-old, 16.1-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Ganymed, owned by Diane Soubly (MI) and Courtney Massie (MI); ridden by Courtney Massie (MI) 66.771%
RS: LARAMIE, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Dutch x Hanoverian gelding, sired by Duke, bred by Belinda Nairn-Wortman, owned and ridden by Kenneth Levy (IN), 58.958%

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: FASHION, 15-year-old, 16.3-hand, chestnut Westfalen gelding, sired by Fruehlingsbau, owned by Foxridge Farms (OH), ridden by Gintara Slavinskas (OH), 65.750%

Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Open Championship
CH: FIRECRACKER, an 11-year-old, 17-hand, gray Thoroughbred x Percheron gelding, sired by Exacerbate (Thoroughbred), bred by Rosa O'Neil, owned by Bettye Ferguson (OH), ridden by Charlotte Bayley-Schindelholz (OH), 65.250%




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