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

For Immediate Release
Friday, July 10, 2015

Lexington, KY (July 10, 2015) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today the riders selected to represent the United States in the USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior/Young Rider Dressage Championships (NAJYRDC) at the 2015 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 14-19, 2015.  A total of 58 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 Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, para-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 from each of the nine USDF regions.

USDF Region 1 Juniors: Kristin Counterman and Three Times, Anna Weniger and Izeffia, Ashleigh Conroy-Zugel and Ungaro

USDF Region 1 Young Riders: Hannah Bauer and Trustful, Nicholas Hansen and Ritter Benno, Molly Paris and Diamant Sky, Adriane Alvord and Filadelphia

USDF Region 2 Juniors: Madelyn Guthrie and Tannehauser, Helen Claire McNulty and Checkmate, Katrina Sadis and Zepelim, Sophia Schults and Zealand

USDF Region 2 Young Riders: Kerrigan Gluch and Vaquero HGF, Kayla Barteau and Creed

USDF Region 3 Juniors: Barbara Davis and Rotano, Marline Syribeys and Hollywood, Emily Grace Hewitt and Lasall, Helena Marie Milazzo and Gandolph

USDF Region 3 Young Riders: Natalie Pai and Fritz San Tino, Lindsey Holleger and Friedensfurst, Mallory Kent and Okidokie, Rebecca Roman and Ultimo

USDF Region 4 Juniors: Mickayla Frederick and Wrainier Q, Tillie Jones and Boegely's Mauricio, Jenna Upchurch and Paddington, Elliana Madsen and Robin Hood

USDF Region 5 Juniors: Molly O'Brien and Vermeer, Megan McCracken and Amazing, Lexy Donaldson and Power Play, Dallas Mccullough and Bailar

USDF Region 5 Young Riders: Victoria Fernalld and Ahmaroo, Lauren Asher and Lysias

USDF Region 6 Young Rider: Stevie Gaudreau and RI Maverick

USDF Region 7 Juniors: Veronica West and Nobleman, Brianna Relucio and Wynsum, Shelby Rocereto and Chapeau, Mia Slaughter and Harrington L

USDF Region 7 Young Riders: Catherine Chamberlain and Avesto Van Weltevreden, Lindsey Brewin and Vaillant, Cassidy Gallman and Grand Makana, Samantha Jenney and Domino

USDF Region 8 Juniors: Emma Szegvari and Ringmoylan, Asia Ondaatje Rupert and Twelfth Night, Eliza Gardner and Largo 224, Claire Murphy and Freestyle 27

USDF Region 8 Young Riders: Alexandra Singh and Schaneur Solyst, Lillian Simons and Willoughby, Giulia Cohen and Lasserre, Emily Smith and Dublin

USDF Region 9 Juniors: Chloe Taylor and Calecto V, Bronwyn Cordiak and Dschingis Blue, Madison Lacy and Flintstone, Allison Hopkins and Windsor

USDF Region 9 Young Riders: Kalie Becker and Carush, Mattie Zepernick and Wencenza, Anna Campbell and Liebling, Cassie Schmidt and Monet 30

            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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