Six Year Old Markel Young Horse Championships

Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Cyndi Jackson and Sir Amour

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UPDATE: Andrea Woodard (Wellington, Fla.) wowed the judges and won the FEI Six-Year-Old Preliminary Test on Ravenna, taking the lead in the Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage National Championship Six-Year-Old division. The combination’s test earned high remarks from the judges (Bass Geikie and Osinki Rockwell) earning them a 7.9.

Wayne, Ill. - A mix of new names and familiar faces will go down the centerline to contest the 2017 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships August 24-27, at the Lamplight Equestrian Center. A total of 68 combinations will chase titles across the Four-, Five-, and Six-Year-Old divisions as well as the Developing Horse Prix St. Georges and Grand Prix divisions. Combinations in each division will perform two tests. The first test will count 40% towards their overall scores, and the second test will count 60% for a combined score to determine the champions.

As one of three combinations that contested the 2016 Markel/Young Horse Dressage Five-Year-Old National Championship, Cyndi Jackson (Glendale, Ariz.) currently sits second in the Six-Year-Old division ranks with Sir Amour, Schuttler Stables, LLC’s Hanoverian gelding. The combination returns in 2017 for a chance at the Six-Year-Old National Championship after placing third in the 2016 Five-Year-Old National Championship.

Heather McCarthy (Prairie, Ill.) and Au Revoir, Sandi Chohany’s Oldenburg gelding, have also moved up an age division after placing fifth in the Five-Year-Old National Championship in 2016. Bragdell and Angela Jackson will also contest the Six-Year-Old Championship with Anne Howard’s Oldenburg stallion Finery and Sheila Borneman’s KWPN gelding Gaston TF, respectively.

Nicole Harrington (Amelia, Ohio) will compete the only Andalusian in the Young Horse competition, riding the mare Camomila MCD, owned by McDowell Equestrian Inc. The 14 combinations will begin with the FEI Six-Year-Old Preliminary Test on Friday, August 25 followed by the FEI Six-Year-Old Final Test on Sunday, August 27.

Markel/USEF Six-Year-Old Ranking List 2017
Six Year Old Competitors

Nora Batchelder- Grapjas
Breeder: D.J. Hagens Breed: KWPN Owner: Frances Cross
Sire: ZiZi Top Dam: Trendy Dam's Sire: Kennedy

Michael Bragdell- Finery
Breeder: Otto Langemeyer Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Anne Howard
Sire: Furstenball Dam: Sanetta Dam's Sire: Diamond HIT

Emily Brollier- Les Paul
Breeder: ZG Shahlmann & Schmitz Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Amanda Bailey
Sire: Lord Loxley Dam: Happy-Day Dam's Sire: His Highness

Christian Garweg- Changellor
Breeder: Frederik Garrn Breed: Hanoverian Owner: F.G. Downing Development
Sire: Christ Dam: Wisua B Dam's Sire: Wanderbursch II

Nicole Harrington- Camomila MCD
Breeder: Lisa McDowell Breed: Andalusian Owner: McDowell Equestrian Inc
Sire: Hello Mor Dam: Jazmin Mor Dam's Sire: Zodiaco II

Bridget Hay- Fauna
Breeder: Lotte Lysemose Knudsen Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Amy Price
Sire: Demirel Dam: Lena Dam's Sire: Lemon Park

Angela Jackson- Gaston TF
Breeder: KC Dunn Breed: KWPN Owner: Sheila Borneman
Sire: Uphill Dam: Nea Sandra Dam's Sire: Sandro HIT

Cyndi Jackson- Sir Amour
Breeder: Mareike Arens Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Schuttler Stables, LLC
Sire: San Amour Dam: Dorina Dam's Sire: De Niro

Heather McCarthy- Au Revoir
Breeder: Harm Oncken Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Sandi Chohany
Sire: Ampere Dam: Lara Dam's Sire: Liberty M

Rikke Poulsen- Furstentanz
Breeder: Johannes Westendarp Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Rikke Poulsen & Peter Kjellerup
Sire: Furstenball Dam: West Coast Dam's Sire: Wolkentanz II

Alex Robertson- G Force W
Breeder: R.L. Lord Breed: KWPN Owner: Rebecca Lord
Sire: Bojengel Dam: Celeste W Dam's Sire: Dayano

Stewart Underhill- Deimos 4
Breeder: Lotte Lysemose Knudsen Breed: Hanoverian Owner: April Batcheller
Sire: Demirel Dam: Lena Dam's Sire: Lemon Park

Werner Van Den Brande- Flyby FLF
Breeder: Sharon Garner Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Linda Sommers
Sire: Falsterbo Dam: Whirliegirl Dam's Sire: Wonderland

Andrea Woodard- Ravenna
Breeder: Britta Luebbers Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Andrea Woodard
Sire: Sir Donnerhall I Dam: Romanze Dam's Sire: Blue Horse Romanov