USDF/Platinum Performance North American Juniors and Young Riders’ Dressage Championships Teams Announced

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

          Lexington, KY (July 14, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today the riders selected to represent the US in the USDF/Platinum Performance North American Juniors and Young Riders' Dressage Championships (NAJYRDC), part of the 2009 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The championships will be held July 22-26, 2009.  A total of 55 juniors and young riders will represent each of USDF's nine regions.  The NAJYRC is an exciting competition with a format similar to the Olympics, with teams of riders invited from the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and Bermuda competing in dressage, eventing, show jumping and reining.
          The following riders and horses will represent the United States on a junior and young rider team of up to four from each of nine USDF regions.

USDF Region 1 Junior Team:  Nicole DelGiorno and Lamborghini Dane, Alison Coyle and Bariton, Melanie Montagano and Ga Deva, Kaitlin Blythe and Daverden

USDF Region 1 Young Rider Team: Jillian Kemenosh and Nelzon,  

USDF Region 2 Junior Team: Lauren Nelson and Weltano, Nicole Chiappetti and Oxford, Claire Brown and Lexington, Heather Ots and Varekai.

USDF Region 2 Young Rider Team: Kassandra Barteau and GP Raymeister, Kristen Becker and Ramses, Brittany McCarthy and Gabelle, Ashlee Todosijevic and Sjoerd
USDF Region 3 Junior Team: Lauren Knopp and Rho Dance, Katrin Dagge and Dream of Love, Jessica Deimler and Ragtime V, Ellen Wall and Tvauri

USDF Region 3 Young Rider Team: Mary-Cameron Rollins and Rose Noir, Caroline Roffman and Accent Aigu FRH, McKenzie Jenkins and Tsarina Bint RII, Amanda Stearns and Revanche

USDF Region 4 Junior Team: Amy Hacker and Discoverer

USDF Region 4 Young Rider Team:  Emily Wagner and Brigadier, Brianna Zwilling and DiMaggio, Kristina Wang and Belladiva, Hans Baertsch and Rubinstar GB

USDF Region 5 Junior Team: Catherine Chamberlain and Verdicci, Jackson Freismuth and Dalwhinnie's Martijn, Morgan Heinrichs and Royal Mirage

USDF Region 6 Junior Team: Madison Cushman and Caruso

USDF Region 6 Young Rider Team:  Blair Niemcziek and Diamant, Alis Carbone and Navarro

USDF Region 7 Junior Team: Genay Vaughn and Waranja, Courtney Baine and Oletty's Dutch Treat, Rebecca Raede and Elmegardens Ziam

USDF Region 7 Young Rider Team:  Brianna Dutton and Tibet, Brian Hafner and Lombardo LHF, Amanda Harlan and Liberte, Christine Stephenson and Markant  

USDF Region 8 Junior Team: Stephanie Nowak and Coriall, Madeleine Van Vleet and Top, Colleen Akin and Duet, Taylor Noonan and Magical

USDF Region 8 Young Rider Team:  Meagan Davis and Bentley,  Julie McKean and Stravinsky, Alexa Rice and Maarten, Laura-Hope Gammell and I Cestelli 7  

USDF Region 9 Junior Team: Mary Kathryn Nommensen and Dom Perignon, Julia Handt and Vindaris 2, Elizabeth Allen and Whispering Wind, Kassidy Peacock and Persona Grata
USDF Region 9 Young Rider Team: Rachel Campbell and Wandango, Faith Morris and Garrison, John Mason and Gdansk  

          For complete qualifying results and standings for the USDF/Platinum Performance NAJYRDC, visit the USDF Web site.  Or, for additional information regarding the Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North, visit the

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