Lexington, KY (July 21, 2016) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today the riders selected to represent the United States in the USDF North American Junior and Young Rider Dressage Championships at the 2016 Adequan/FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC), at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO. The championships will be held July 26-31, 2016. A total of 48 juniors and young riders, from across the country, will compete. The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for juniors and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing, the Para-Olympic discipline of para-dressage, and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent.
“The NAJYRC is the culmination of a lot of hard work for our Juniors and Young Riders across the country. As a team competition, it fosters sportsmanship at the highest level for these young people within our sport. I'm very proud of all of the volunteers, parents, and riders who have put this together, and I'm looking forward to seeing them there!” said Roberta Williams, chair of the USDF FEI Jr/YR Committee.
The following riders and horses will represent the United States:
USDF Region 1 Juniors: Kayla Kadlubek and Freewill, Allison Nemeth and Dafoe.
USDF Region 1 Young Riders: Nicholas Hansen and Ritter Benno, Elizabeth Bortuzzo and Macao, Mallory Chambers and Urithmic, Lian Wolfe and Zimba.
USDF Region 2 Juniors: Callie Jones and Don Philippo, Meredith Talley and Romeo, Sophia Schults and Sandro, Jacquelynn Mackie and Weltrubin 5.
USDF Region 2 Young Riders: Rebekah Mingari and Elzarma TF, Kayla Barteau and Raymond, Keegan O’Brien and Foley, Hunter Chancellor and Amigo For Ever.
USDF Region 3 Juniors: Marline Syribeys and Hollywood, Juliet Hess and Diano, Emily Hewitt and What’s Up de la Ferme Rose, Helena Milazzo and Baccus.
USDF Region 3 Young Riders: Rachel Robinson and Indira, Rebecca Roman and Ultimo, Meghan Miller and Remington.
USDF Region 4 Juniors: Jenna Upchurch and Greystoke, Cara Fragomeni and Aragon, Madison Peer and Stella Luna, Bianca Schmidt and Octavian’s O’Neill.
USDF Region 4 Young Riders: Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco.
USDF Region 5 Juniors: Jackson Gillespie and Westpoint CB, Gaylen Davis and Mojito RH, Katherine Scotford and Dean Martin, Paige Smith and Welkin.
USDF Region 5 Young Riders: Lexy Donaldson and Power Play.
USDF Region 6 Juniors: Cameron Wyman and Thys.
USDF Region 6 Young Riders: Stevie Gaudreau and RI Maverick, Sarah Lane and Dutch Treat, Piper Newman and Whatsup.
USDF Region 7 Juniors: Christian Simonson and Herzkonig, Ben Ebeling and Descartes, Nila Venkat and Skyler Ace, Annie Ray and Calvin Klein.
USDF Region 7 Young Riders: Katharine Cassidy and Welt Erbe.
USDF Region 9 Juniors: Madison Lacy and Cipriani, Abigail Fleischli and Laguna, Madeleine Ramon and Lowenherz, Kyra Shine and Alaric.
USDF Region 9 Young Riders: Allison Cyprus and Madoc Gareth, Eden Wyker and Welmingh, Anna Campbell and Liebling, Allison Hopkins and Rusty 324.
For complete qualifying results and standings for the USDF North American Junior and Young Rider Dressage Championships, visit the USDF website. Or, for additional information regarding the Adequan/FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North, visit http://www.youngriders.org/.
Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (859) 971-2277.