The Netherland's Dana van Lierop Tops the Young Rider Leaderboard at the Florida Youth Dressage Championships

Dana von Lierop and Equestricons Walküre
Dana von Lierop and Equestricons Walküre

Wellington, FL - Competition at the 2015 Florida International Dressage Youth Championships (FIDYC) sponsored by Hampton Green Farm, Pana Cavallo, the Davis Family, and Dressage4Kids has come to a close with top talent having played out in the U-25, Young Rider, Junior and Pony divisions. Dana van Lierop of the Netherlands topped the leaderboard in the Young Rider division. With an incredible performance in the Young Rider Freestyle this morning, receiving a 77.925%, and an 80.500% from the Judge at M, it is clear that van Lierop is an incredible talent for the Dutch in dressage. "I'm thrilled and proud of everything that we accomplished this week. It's amazing to see all of the other riders here and be able to compete in a new environment. I have to truly thank the owner, Jochen Arl. He made this all happen, and I am so incredibly thankful for him giving us the opportunity to compete here," she expressed.

Dana van Lierop (NED) and Equestricons Walküre finished atop the leaderboard in the FEI Young Rider Freestyle with a 77.925%, followed by Vivien Niemann (GER) and Don Vertino in second on a 73.450%, and Rosalie Bos (NED) and Equestricons Bolita rounding out the top three receiving a 72.725%.

Dana von Lierop with Kim Boyer and Sarah Davis.
Dana von Lierop with Kim Boyer and Sarah Davis.

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):

Young Rider:
1. Dana van Lierop (NED), Equestricons Walküre, 2005 Oldenburg mare owned by Jochen Arl, Romanov x Weissera x Donnerschwee: 74.289%, 74.868%, 74.578%

2. Rosalie Bos (NED), Equestricons Bolita, 2006 Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Jochen Arl, Uptown x Rolita x Flemmingh: 71.974%, 71.711%, 71.843%

3. Vivien Niemann (GER), Don Vertino, 2006 Hanoverian gelding owned by Ilana Niemann, Don Frederico x Windroeschen x Weltmeyer: 70.632%, 71.026%, 70.829%

4. Juan Matute, Jr. (ESP), Quantico Ymas, owned by Juan Matute, Fighting Fit x Hauptstutbuch: 69.974%, 67.316%, 68.645%

5. Rakeya Moussa (CAN), Merlin Nemorensis, 2000 Oldenburg gelding owned by Susan & Mohammed Moussa, Clintino x Hauptstutbuch Landwunsch x Larinero: 67.921%, 68.684%, 68.303%

6. Ayden Uhlir (USA), Sjapoer, 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by rider, Contango x Jenia x Wolfgang: 67.526%, 65.500%, 66.513%

7. Kerrigan Gluch (USA), Vaquero HGF, 2007 P.R.E. stallion owned by Hampton Green Farm, Cuatrero IU x Encina HGF: 66.974%, 65.789%, 66.382%

8. Naima Moreira Laliberte (CAN), Nao Guimeraie, 2001 Lusitano gelding owned by Fiducie Naga Trust, Trouvere RBO x Queseda: 64.842%, 64.947%, 64.895%