USDF/Platinum Performance FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Dressage Championships Teams Announced

For Immediate Release
Friday, July 12, 2013

Lexington, KY (July 12, 2013) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today the riders selected to represent the U.S. in the USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior/Young Rider Dressage Championships (NAJYRDC) at the 2013 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 17-21, 2013.  A total of 57 juniors and young riders will represent each of USDF’s nine regions.  The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for juniors and young riders, age 14-21.  Young equestrians come from the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing, 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 following riders and horses will represent the United States on a junior or young rider team, of up to four, from each of the nine USDF regions.

USDF Region 1 Junior Team: Barbara Davis and Rotano, Ashleigh Conroy-Zugel and Ungaro, Kaitie Lang and FA Patriot, Nicholas Hansen and Ritter Benno

USDF Region 1 Young Rider Team: Kaitlin Blythe and Daverden, Arden Wildasin and Mystery Whisper, Alexa Derr and Just Livingston, Jennifer Foulon and Little Granny

 USDF Region 2 Junior Team: Rebekah Mingari and Unico, Keegan O'Brien and Donatello, Kayla Barteau and GP Ubilee, Leonard Behrens and Lassitter 

USDF Region 2 Young Rider Team: Rosemary Julian-Simoes and Proteus, Julia Boss and San Remo, Nicole Chiappetti and Pip, Paige Miller and Pantros-S

USDF Region 3 Junior Team: Lindsey Holleger and Friedensfurst, Mallory Kent and Okiedokie, Rachel Robinson and Ucarius, Jamie Doolittle and Wild Tiger

USDF Region 3 / 4 Young Rider Team: Avery-Anna Hogan and Incognito, Clare Krska and Romincka, Kelli Montgomery and Major, Krista Spencer and Take Over

USDF Region 4 /5 Junior Team: Dallas Van Stratten and Vainqueur E, Inga Fuengerlings and Milo, Laine Collins and Superstar

USDF Region 5 Young Rider Team: Amelia Child and Veto, Devon Wycoff and Power Play, Talia Hershaft and Westfalica

USDF Region 6 Young Rider Team: Ayden Uhlir and Sjapoer, Molly Eastridge and Donnerspiel, Sadie Lahey and Up to Date P

USDF Region 7 Junior Team: Gabriela Glumac and Zodessa, Rison Naness and Venezia, Lindsey Brewin and Vaillant, Olivia Zeilinger and Stentano

USDF Region 7 Young Rider Team: Ariel Thomas and Montfleury, Jaclyn Pepper and Taboo, Jamie Pestana and Winzalot, Teresa Adams and WeeJee

USDF Region 8 Junior Team: Hope Cooper and Don Diamond, Giulia Cohen and Lasserre, Regan Salm and Karat EG, Clara Maynard and Diamond Delight

USDF Region 8 Young Rider Team: Grace Goodby and Schabus Waitongo, Emma Lengle and Arami, Katelyn Kok and Morgan Enshoj, Kate Mancosh and Lea 7                      

USDF Region 9 Junior Team: Kalie Beckers and Carush, Cassie Schmidt and Velasquer, Anna Campbell and Mai, Mattie Zepernick and Wencenza                  

USDF Region 3 / 9 Young Rider Team: Hannah Hewitt and Lasall, Audrey Jones and Rondo Del Rey, Benjamin Winger and Ytzen, Codi Harrison and Poetry in Motion

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

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