Team Independence Captures The Gold at Junior Dressage Team Championship in Devon

The 2003 USAE Junior Dressage Team Championship was held at the CDI***/Y Dressage at Devon, September 23 – 28, in Devon, Pennsylvania. Sponsored this year by Jeff & Shereen Fuqua’s Collecting Gaits Farm in Alpharetta, Georgia, this Championship showcased the top Junior dressage riders from across the country and was recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as an official USA Junior Olympic - Equestrian Event.

Complete results are as follows:

Gold Medal: TEAM INDEPENDENCE 63.151%

Emma Gaskell – FIGARO (Dutch Warmblood: G Ramiro Z – Zodoorna) (Cazenovia, NY)
Tyler Haney – PHOENIX (Holsteiner: Fleming – Ossina, by Caracas, bred by Hans-Peter Kroeger) (Boulder, CO)
Caitlin Masiel – MELVINA (Dutch Warmblood : Beau Le Mexico – Earthquake, by Wanroij) (Danville, CA)
Natalie Perry – RUBINA 65 (Westphalian : Royal Angelo I – Alexa, by Artwig, bred by Heinrich Freisfeld) (Poulsbo, WA)

Silver Medal: TEAM LIBERTY 61.858%

Kelsey Bullock – HIGHLANDER (Thoroughbred) (Danville, CA)
Jessica Kissel – NUMERIQUE (Dutch Warmblood: Dramiro – Monique) (Sheboygan, WI)
Suzanne LaPorte – WITTUS (Danish Warmblood: Weltloewe – Fleur) (Loxahatchee, FL)
Leigh Romano – DOMINO’S JONGLEUR (Dutch Warmblood: Flemmingh - Edelweis , by Nimmerdor) (Boulder, CO)

Bronze Medal: TEAM FREEDOM 60.185%

Jennifer Dainer – GABLE (Hanoverian/Thoroughbred: Grundstein – Bolinas Broad, by *Charladouce) (Danville, CA)
Sarah Mason – CELESTIN (Danish Warmblood: Classic – Flutex) (Danville, CA)
Jocelyn Wiese – CHOPIN (Daimler – Belledonna) (Keene, NH)
Taryn Yates – ORISIS (NA Dutch Warmblood: Contango – Isis, bred by HHH Ranch Inc) (Lolo, MT)


1st: Suzanne LaPorte “WITTUS” 65.325%
2nd: Emma Gaskell “FIGARO” 63.864%
3rd: Caitlin Masiel “MELVINA” 63.658%
4th: Jennifer Dainer “GABLE” 62.129%
5th: Natalie Perry “RUBINA” 61.932%

Read Horsesdaily's Exclusive Story on the Junior Championships at Devon by our Euro-reporter Astrid Appels