Lexington, KY – 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 2017 Adequan®/FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC). The championships will be held at HITS-on-the-Hudson, in Saugerties, NY, on July 18-23. A total of 52 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 Paralympic 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, USDF FEI Jr/YR Committee Chair.
The following riders and horses will represent the United States:
USDF Region 1 Juniors: Kayla Kadlubek and Freewill, Allison Nemeth and Dafoe, Amanda McAuliffe and Leuns Veld's Duco, Claire Hodges and Good Lookin.
USDF Region 1 Young Riders: Kristin Counterman and Three Times, Chase Shipka and Zigal, Anna Weniger and Don Derrick, Kaitlyn Lingard and Valentino.
USDF Region 2 Juniors: Isabel Linder and Elvis, Meredith Talley and Romeo, Missy McGinn and Solitaire, Abby Boswell and Merlin.
USDF Region 2 Young Riders: Rebekah Mingari and Allure S, Callie Jones and Don Philippo, Sophia Schults and Farley 4, Jacquelynn Mackie and Weltrubin 5.
USDF Region 3 Juniors: Caroline Garren and Bell Angelo, Juliet Hess and Diano, Jordan Lockwood and Wonderboy, Morgan-Bailey Horan and August Rush.
USDF Region 3 Young Riders: Barbara Davis and Fiderhit OLD, Marline Syribeys and Hollywood, Katrina Sadis and Zepelim, Rachel Robinson and Indira.
USDF Region 4 Juniors: Tillie Jones and Apachi, Mackenzie Peer and Macu, Bianca Schmidt and Cenna.
USDF Region 4 Young Riders: Jenna Upchurch and Greystoke, Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco.
USDF Region 5 Juniors: Emma Asher and Traneenggaards Akondo, Emily Karls and Neptune NF.
USDF Region 6 Juniors: Molly Akers and Enya WS, Cameron Wyman and Thys, Mallih Ataee and Sir Pegasus, Jessica Beck and Wotan.
USDF Region 6 Young Riders: Sarah Lane and Dutch Treat.
USDF Region 7 Juniors: Christian Simonson and Herzkonig, Ben Ebeling and Behlinger, Aleyna Dunn and Bivera, Ava Dingley and Fürst von der Heide.
USDF Region 7 Young Riders: Lauren Asher and Hønnerups Event, Nila Venkat and Skyler Ace.
USDF Region 8 Juniors: Gemma Starn and Laudabilis Osvaldo, Isabel Ullman and Finally, Leah Tenney and Adel K, Lara Erdogus-Brady and Stenkaergards Mr. Swing King.
USDF Region 8 Young Riders: Emily Smith and Dublin, Molly O'Brien and Jubilant, Regan Salm and Karat EG, Isabelle Thompson and Denzel BC.
USDF Region 9 Young Riders: Abigail Fleischli and Laguna, Bronwyn Cordiak and Dschingis Blue.
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/.