Region 8 Dressage Championships

Lincoln, Nebraska (August 31, 2001) - The top equestrians from the New England states gathered in Darien, Connecticut on August 24-26 to ride for individual honors in the American Bankers Insurance Company/United States Dressage Federation Region Eight Championship, recognized by USA Equestrian. Managed by Debra Reinhardt, 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 Eight Championships For the New England states of CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT August 24-26, 2001 Ox Ridge Hunt Club, Darien, Connecticut

Manager: Debra Reinhardt, CT
Judges: A. Steiner, L. Zang, L. Yukins, B. Berrey, M. Gahwyler, F. Dearing, M. Freeman, G. Rockwell, D. Maxfield. A. Forer.

Training Level Open Championship
CH: LBF GAY CATALINA, a 6-year-old, 15.1-hand, chestnut Morgan mare, sired by Gay Vaquero, ridden by Cheryl Dixon-Mullen (VT), owned by Polly W. Smith (VT), 65.60%.
RS: DREAM WEAVER, a 5-year-old, 16-hand, bay Trakehner mare, sired by Idocus, owned and ridden by Roberta Carleton (CT), 65.60%. 3. Beaujolais, Catherine McWilliams, rider, Robert Schneider, owner, 60.000% 4. Corvallis, Joy Bahniuk, owner, rider, 59.200%

Training Level Adult Amateur Championship
CH: MACKINAW, an 8-year-old, 16.2 hand, gray Hanoverian x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Maranio, owned and ridden by Catherine Hibbitt (RI), 67.600%.
RS: GOOD NIGHT IV, a 7-year-old, 16.2 hand, bay Selle Francasis gelding, sired by Olisco, owned and ridden Sara Bowers (NY), 65.800%.
3. Ask Me Anything , Heather Quinn, owner/rider, 65.000% 4. WW Carbon Copy, Lynn Burdick, rider, Bobbi Coats, owner, 65.000% 5. Merilegs, Lee Metzger, owner/rider, 65.000% 6. MRF Svea, Elizabeth Schaffner, owner/rider, 64.600% 7. Amber Hayes, Jerome Ferro, rider, Mountainview Stables, owner, 64.000% 8. Nadine, Beverly Reid, owner/rider, 63.800%

Training Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: IMA FRISKY FELLA, a 5-year-old, 15.2 hand bay Paint gelding, sired by Ima Red Hot Pepper, owned and ridden by Cassandra Martin (ME), 68.80%.
RS: NACHT WACHT, a 10-year-old, 16.3 hand bay Dutch gelding, sired by Blanc Rivage XX, owned and ridden by Debra Wilcox (NY), 67.40%.
3. Solomon, Kathryn Mathieu, owner/rider, 67.000% 4. Van Gogh, Meagan Davis, owner/rider, 66.600% 5. Oktane, Jessica Rizzi, rider, Wendy Luscombe, owner, 66.000% 6. Maximus, Lisa Postleb, rider, Ron Postleb, rider, 65.000% 7. Mon Moet, Kristen Kocis, rider, Hal Katz, owner, 64.400% 8. Time at Last, Helen Renton, rider, Andrea McCauley, owner, 64.200%

First Level Open Championship
CH: BOLERO, a 10-year-old, 17-hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Banter, ridden by Jan Brons (NY), owned by Lisa Ryan, (NY), 72.206%.
RS: LION, an 8-year-old, 16.2-hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Concorde, owned and ridden by Kathy Adams (NJ), 69.559%.
3. Baffin, Sara Bradley, owner/rider, 69.265% 4. Pik Czar, Justin Hardin, owner, Jennifer Marino, rider, 68.382% 5. Odin, Jane Hannigan, owner/rider, 67.500% 6. Wakajama, Ruth Hogan-Poulsen, rider, Sheila Wickstrum, owner, 67.353% 7. Landfurst, Diana Mukpo, owner/rider, 66.765% 8. Lentisco, Sarah Geikie, owner/rider, 65.294%

First Level Adult/Amateur Championship
CH: REVERIE, an 8-year old, 16.1 hand, bay Holsteiner gelding, bred by Bonnie Dancy, sired by Rantares, owned and ridden by Jessica Morgan (CT), 68.382%.
RS: IVIV, an 11-year old, 16.1 hand, chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Darwin, owned and ridden by Tammy Marshall (NH), 67.941%.
3. Forbes Abracadabra, Kari Allen, owner/rider, 65.000% 4. Watzilius, Melissa Borkowski, owner/rider, 63.676 % 5. Nightwind, Beth Rice, owner/rider, 63.382% 6. Nordstrom, Karen Branson, owner/rider, 62.794% 7. Denmark, Susan Rose, owner/rider, 62.794% 8. Lacrosse, Stefanie Moses, owner/rider, 61.912%

First Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: OKTANE, a 5-year-old, 16 hand, chestnut Dutch gelding, owned by Wendy Luscombe (NY), ridden by Jessica Rizzi (NY), 67.941%.
RS: WOLLERING, a 6 year old, 16.1 hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Bonny, owned by Wendy Luscombe (NY), ridden by Jessica Rizzi (NY), 66.618%.
3. Solomon, Kathryn Mathieu, owner/rider, 63.824% 4. Nabob Zimry, Jocelyn Wiese, owner/rider, 62.059% 5. Kaygranta, Alexa Rice, owner/rider, 60.735% 6. Beau Ciel, Nicole Mazzeo, owner/rider, 59.706% 7. Patrick, Kathryn Renton, owner/rider, 59.265% 8. Weltwunder, Ashley Peterson, owner/rider, 59.265%

Second Level Open Championship
CH: LION, an 8-year-old, 16.2 hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Concorde, owned and ridden by Kathy Adams (NJ), 67.907%.
RS: MUSKETEER, a 7-year-old, 16.1 hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Cabochon, owned and ridden by Debra Wilcox (NY), 66.395%.
3. Miestri, Cynthia Collins, rider, Tammy Marshall, owner, 65.116% 4. Sir Issac of Westview, Karen Rohlf, rider, Blair Griesmeyer, owner, 64.186% 5. Joint Adventure, Jane Karol, rider, Susan Wildman, owner, 61.628% 6. Woytek, Jane Hannigan, rider, Ginette Brockway, owner, 59.186%

Second Level Adult Amateur Championship
CH: FORTRESS INITIAL, a 10-year-old, 15.2 hand, chestnut Morgan gelding, sired by Fiddler's Ivanhoe, owned and ridden by Annette Bakic (NY) 60.465%.
RS: GENOA, a 9-year-old, 15.3 hand, chestnut Hanoverian mare, sired by Graf Goetz, owned and ridden by Ann Sherwood, 60.233%
3. Adalrich, Barbara Wilson, owner/rider, 58.372% 4. Kodiak, Mary Nelson, owner/rider, 57.907% 5. Malibu Miss, Jeanne Burns, owner/rider, 56.628% 6. Leonardo, Susan Belanger, owner/rider, 53.953%

Second Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: NABOB ZIMRY, a 9-year-old, 15.1 hand, bay Welsh gelding, owned and ridden by Jocelyn Wiese, (NH) 62.326%.
RS: PROVINCIANO, an 8-year old, 16.2 hand, chestnut Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Remonta Rey Del Bosque, owned and ridden by Brooke Feldman (NJ), 61.860%.
3. Wollering, Jessica Rizzi, rider, Wendy Luscombe, owner, 60.233% 4. Last Scene, Marissa Toomey, rider, Peg Whitehurst, owner, 57.674% 5. Casanova, Amanda Braverman, owner/rider, 57.093% 6. Attention, Alexandra Diczok , rider, Lisa Hess, owner, 55.000% 7. Merci Beaucoup, Elizabeth Braverman, owner/rider, 52.326%

Third Level Open Championship
CH: PRIVATEER, a 16.1 hand bay Westfalen stallion, sired by Puritano, owned and ridden by Mary Howard (MA), 67.286%.
RS: PONGO, an 8-year old, 16.1 hand chestnut Hanoverian gelding, sired by Picaro, owned by Ginny Pitts (MA), and ridden by Bill Warren (RI), 63.857%.
3. Evangelista, Jennifer Baumert, rider, Noreen Sweeney, owner, 63.857% 4. Jyl Sander, Emily Gershberg, rider, David Huggin, owner, 63.143% 5. Miestri, Cynthia Collins, rider, Tammy Marshall, owner, 62.571% 6. Jackson, Emily Gershberg, rider, Amy White, owner, 61.143% 7. Lambada, Corinna Scheller, owner/rider, 58.429%

Third Level Adult Amateur Championship
CH: ARIOSTO, a 17-year-old, 16.2 hand chestnut Swedish gelding, owned and ridden by Debra Kochenour (RI), 62.714%
RS: JARDINE, a 10-year-old, 16.1 hand gray Dutch mare, sired by Consul, owned and ridden by Jane Springer (NY), 62.429%.
3. King Arthur, Elise dePapp, owner/rider, 55.714% 4. Enskadey, Patricia Brown, owner/rider, 49.143%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: LAST SCENE, a gray Thoroughbred x Connemara sired by Night Before Last, owned by Peg Whitehurst (NY), and ridden by Marissa Toomey (CT), 62.286%.

Fourth Level Open Championship
CH: IHORN, an 11-year-old, 16.2 hand, chestnut Dutch gelding, sired by Ahorn, owned and ridden by Lisa Schmidt (NJ), 61.667%.
RS: CALCULATED RISK, a 7-year-old, 16.2 hand, bay Holsteiner x Oldenburg mare, sired by Corlando, owned and ridden by Norah Dombrowski (NY), 59.167%.
3. Emperor, Tracy Durham, owner/rider, 59.167% 4. Enchanted Rose, Jennifer Wilson-Horr, rider, Wilfrid Cassette, owner, 56.905% 5. Szucar de Cana, Liz Shaker, owner/rider, 52.143% 6. Marquis, Andrea Taylor, owner/rider, 49.167%

Fourth Level Adult Amateur Championship
CH: WALLENSIS, a 10-year-old, 17.2 hand, gray Hanoverian gelding, sired by Winterwald, owned and ridden by Amber Walker (MA), 66.190%.
RS: FALSTER, a 13-year-old, 16 hand, bay Danish gelding, sired by Schwad Ronear, owned and ridden by Barbara Wolfe (NJ), 62.857%.
3. Martinique, Emmy Adwers, owner/rider, 60.952% 4. Galaxy, Roberta Sawyer, owner/rider, 58.690% 5. Marshal, Sue McKeown, owner/rider, 57.500% 6. Le Noir, Fern Feldman, owner/rider, 57.381%

Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: BALLYWHIM ARDAN MOR, a 14.2 hand, bay Connemara stallion, sired by T.A. Dobb Mc Duff, owned by Nancy Burr-Montanaro (CT), and ridden by Jessica Rizzi (NY), 62.976%
RS: WINRICH, a 19-year-old, 16.3 hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by Wenzel, owned and ridden by Dennis Proll (CT), 57.739%.
3. Chopin, Jessica Rizzi, rider, Al Zesiger, owner, 57.381% 4. Theo De Caudard, Brandilee Hilbert, rider, Isabelle Osborne owner, 55.476% 5. Dakar, Courtney Budd, rider, Lynn Budd, owner, 46.548%

Prix St. Georges Open Championship
CH: WELTGRAF, an 11-year old, 16.3 hand, chestnut Hanoverian gelding, owned and ridden by Jennifer Baumert Serino (CT), 67.500%.
RS: LEOLIET, an 8 year old, 16.3 hand, bay Dutch stallion, sired by Zeoliet, owned by Judith Bernier (MA), ridden by Shannon Oldham Dueck (MA), 67.375%.
3. Feleciano, Emily Gershberg, owner/rider, 66.875% 4. Manster, Nancy Later, rider, Suzanne McCarthy, owner, 66.250% 5. Independent, Jan Brons, rider, Robin Rubin, owner, 63.750% 6. Bravo, Ann Guptill, rider, Karen Horn, owner, 63.750% 7. Alpen, Jovanna Stepan, owner/rider, 62.250% 8. Great Tango, Ruth Hogan-Poulsen, rider, Gaye Scarpa, owner, 62.250%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Championship
CH: JUST SABER, an 8-year-old, 17.1 hand, chestnut Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Double Edge Sword, owned and ridden by Caroline Stearns (PA), 63.125%.
RS: DAVIDSON, a 16-year-old, 16.1 hand, chestnut Danish gelding, owned and ridden by Evelyn Murphy (MA), 60.250%.
3. Greco, Karen Horn, owner/rider, 59.250% 4. Blue Ribbon, Florence Clark, owner/rider, 57.625% 5. Allez Hop, Cari Swanson, owner/rider, 57.500% 6. Drum Excellence, Diana Rose, owner/rider, 57.375% 7. Winterstern, Evelyn Murphy, owner/rider, 55.625% 8. Chiello, Pamela Cheeseman, owner/rider, 55.500%

Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider Championship
CH: JAMBOREE, a 10 year old, 16.2 hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Consul, bred by Iron Spring Farm, owned by Louis and Alexandra Rukeyser (CT), ridden by Jessica Rizzi (NY), 64.375%.
RS: BALLYWHIM ARDAN MOR, a 14.2 hand, bay Connemara stallion, sired by T.A. Dobb Mc Duff, owned by Nancy Burr-Montanaro (CT), and ridden by Jessica Rizzi (NY), 62.625%.
3. Hermes, Lindsay Whipple, rider, Claudia Clark, owner, 58.750% 4. Dakar, Courtney Budd, rider, Lynn Budd, owner,58.125% 5. Muchacho, Dawn Sapanaro, owner/rider, 58.000% 6. Theo De Caudard, Brandilee Hilbert, rider, Isabelle Osborne, owner, 55.125% 7. Chopin, Jessica Rizzi, rider, Al Zesiger, owner, 55.125%

Intermediate I Open Championship
CH: INDEPENDENT COCKTAIL, a 21-year-old, 16.2 hand, chestnut Dutch mare, sired by Olympic Cocktail, owned by Robin Rubin (NY), ridden by Jan Brons (NY), 68.750.
RS: MANSTER, a 9-year-old, 16.2 hand, chestnut Swedish gelding, sired by Chapman, owned by Suzanne McCarthy (NY), ridden by Nancy Later (NY), 68.00%.
3. Leoliet, Shannon Dueck, rider, Judith Bernier, owner, 68.000% 4. Mastermind, Ruth Hogan-Poulsen, owner/rider, 65.125% 5. Harmony's Coolio, Susan Jaccoma, owner/rider, 65.000% 6. Feleciano, Emily Gershberg, owner/rider, 64.250% 7. Christmas Spirit, Kelli Ann Kinney, owner/rider, 63.875% 8. Tolerant, Melissa Bilodeau, rider, Constantin Zdarsky, owner, 61.750%

Intermediate I Adult Amateur Championship
CH: DRUM EXCELLENCE, a 12-year-old, 16.2 hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Sit-This-One-Out, owned and ridden by Diana Rose (NY), 61.626%.
RS: JUST SABER, an 8-year-old, 17.1 hand, chestnut Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Double Edge Sword, owned and ridden by Caroline Stearns (PA), 60.625%.

Intermediate II Open Championship
CH: AUJOURD'HUI Z, a 13-year-old, 17.2 hand, bay Hanoverian gelding, sired by Aperitif, owned and ridden by David Collins (NY), 61.463%.
RS: FABIAN, a 14-year-old, 16.3 hand, bay Dutch gelding, sired by Ulft, bred by Mej Van Vliet, owned and ridden by Dorothy Demis (MA), 55.00%.

Grand Prix Championship
CH: JELLOWA, a 10-year-old, 17 hand bay Dutch gelding, sired by Obrect, owned and ridden by Susan Jaccoma (ME), 64.700%.
RS: FAVORIET, a 14-year-old, 16.1 hand brown Dutch gelding, sired by Zeoliet, owned by Nancy Hutson (CT), ridden by Ann Guptill (CT), 59.300%.
3. Aujourd'Hui Z, owned and ridden by David Collins, 58.400%

First Level Musical Freestyle Championship
CH: EPIK, an 8-year-old, 16 hand, brown Hanoverian x Thoroughbred gelding, owned and ridden by Merrilyn Griffin (VT), 58.333%.

Second Level Musical Freestyle Championship
CH: SIR ISAAC OF WESTVIEW, a 7-year-old, 17.1 hand, black Friesian gelding, sired by Ludse, owned by Blair Griesmeyer (NY), ridden by Karen Rohlf (NY), 63.021%.
RS: NOVELTY, a 6-year-old, 15.3 hand, chestnut American Warmblood gelding, bred by Heather Mason, sired by Fair Play, owned and ridden by Kelli Mason (MA), 61.250%.

Third Level Musical Freestyle Championship
CH: EMPEROR, a 10-year-old, 16.2 hand, bay Trakener gelding, bred by Tylord Farm, sired by Unkenruf, owned and ridden by Tracy Durham, DVM (NY), 58.750%.

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle Championship
CH: SZUCAR DE CANA, an 8-year-old, 16.3 hand, black Hanoverian gelding, sired by Salvano, owned and ridden by Elizabeth Shaker (MA), 50.729%.

Intermediate Musical Freestyle Championship
CH: MASTERMIND, an 11-year-old, 16.2 hand, chestnut Danish gelding, sired by Mago XX, owned and ridden by Ruth Hogan-Poulsen (VT), 61.248%.
RS: CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, a 10-year-old, 16.1 hand, bay Welsh x Thoroughbred gelding, sired by Christmas Ball, owned and ridden by Kelli Ann Kinney (MA), 58.613%.

Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Championship
CH: JELLOWA, a 10-year-old, 17 hand bay Dutch gelding, sired by Obrect, owned and ridden by Susan Jaccoma (ME), 62.00%.
RS: FAVORIET, a 14-year-old, 16.1 hand brown Dutch gelding, sired by Zeoliet, owned by Nancy Hutson (CT), ridden by Ann Guptill (CT), 58.625%.




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