North American League Finals Just Around the Corner


Annville, PA - With the North American League (NAL) Finals just months away, riders continue the chase for points in the competition rings with the hopes of qualifying for the 2010 NAL Finals, held at the 65th annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show, October 14-23, in Harrisburg, PA.

The NAL offers a year-long Series in six divisions - Children's Hunter, Adult Hunter presented by Cavalor, Children's Jumper, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper, and the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper. The Series includes classes held at hundreds of horse shows across the United States and Canada.

Riders need not be members of the NAL to compete in the qualifying classes, but only members earn points toward the year-end finals. With the annual membership fee only $35, most riders join in hopes of earning a trip to Harrisburg. The current NAL qualifying period began on September 1, 2009 and runs through August 31, 2010. "As the season continues, riders are very aware that the Finals are approaching," said Lloyd Longenecker.  "They are working hard to earn the points that will secure them an invitation to the Finals at Harrisburg."  

In the Children's Hunter division, Thomas O'Mara, Jr. of Rumson, NJ, led with 2,864 points aboard Dire Wolf. In second place with 2,633 points was Lene Bruheim of Houston, TX, and NLF Casabella. Following in third was Jenna Petrie-Moran and One Hundred and One with 2,363 points.

In the Adult Hunter Division, presented by Cavalor, Mindy Wurzburg of Memphis, TN, and Overseas led the standings with 3,469 points. In second was Heather Hawkins-Shaffer of Woodbridge, VA, and Chauncey with 2,089. In third with 1,931 points was Judy H. Lefferdink of Chicago, IL, and Gucci.

In the Children's Jumper Division, Sydney Shulman of Greenwich, CT, led with Justice League with 4,379 points. In second was Lene Bruheim of Houston, TX, and NLF Valhall with 3,563 points.  In third place was Julia Murray of Lagrange, IL, and Lord Stanley with 3,001 points.

In the Adult Jumper Division, Alissa Kinsey of Fort Meyers, FL, led with 8,026 points aboard Grisset. In second was Tracey Mack-Gorin of Noank, CT, and Denmark with 3,555 points. In third was Murray Kessler of Armonk, NY, and All That with 2,949 points.

In the Pony Jumper Division, Nina Montross of Bedford Hills, NY, and Indigo led with 506 points.  In second was Chelsea Babcock of Bedford Hills, NY, and Glitter Girl with 370 points. In third was Nicole Kapusta of Oak Ridge, NJ, and Go Go Gidget with 336 points.

In the Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Division, Molly Newsome of Santa Cruz, CA, led with 3,616 points with Touch and Go. In second was Saly Glassman of Gwynedd Valley, PA, and Ginger Watt with 3,320. In third was Kelsey Thatcher of Bluffdale, UT, and Milous de Fontaine with 2,716 points.

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For more information regarding the NAL series, including series specifications, current standings and a list of upcoming events, please call (717) 867-5643, email to NAL@Ryegate.com or visit www.ryegate.com.




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