Wellington, FL - Competition for AGDF 10 concluded on Sunday with the 2015 Florida International Dressage Youth Championships (FIDYC) as well as the FEI Intermediaire 1 Freestyle CDI-W 1*.
The FIDYC, sponsored by Hampton Green Farm, Pana Cavallo and the Davis Family, and Dressage4Kids, showcased the talent of 35 upcoming riders from around the world. The Overall division winners included: Chase Hickok (USA) for U-25, Dana van Lierop (NED) in the Young Rider division, Juan Matute, Jr. (ESP) in the Juniors, and Amanda Mcauliffe (USA) in the Pony division.
AGDF 12, with CDIO3*/CDI3*/CDI1* competition is the final week of the circuit, held March 24-27. Chase Hickok of Wellington, FL, had a spectacular week aboard Hyperion Stud LLC's Sagacious HF. Hickok, who is a full time resident in Wellington, has been able to compete at several CDIs this season.
"We took last week off to go back to training before the championships and I think it was overall much better than previous weeks, so I'm really happy with that," she said. "It's a great feeling to be a part of a championship weekend and it's a great sense of camaraderie and a great opportunity to compete with so many great riders."
Final Results Florida International Dressage Youth Championships presented by Dressage4Kids, Hampton Green Farm, Pana Cavallo
Place, Name, Country, Horse, Horse Information, Team Test Score, Individual Test Score, Overall Total (50% of each score together):
1. Chase Hickok (USA), Sagacious HF, 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Hyperion Farm LLC, Welt Hit II x Judith x Cocktail: 70.421%, 69.767%, 70.094%
2. Sean Sierra Keasler (USA), Lux Stensvang, 2002 Danish Warmblood gelding owned by rider, Lobster x Verona Stensvang x Diamond: 66.763%, 68.070%, 67.417%
3. Tanya Strasser-Shostak (CAN) Action Tyme, 2000 Oldenburg gelding owned by Evi Strasser, Aktuell x Ann Lady af Hvarre x Aleksander: 67.368%, 64.116%, 65.742%
4. Melanie Montagano (USA), Ga Deva, 2000 Dutch Warmblood mare owned by rider, Gambol x Kaola: 63.079%, 65.884%, 64.482%