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

For Immediate Release
Friday, July 11, 2014

Lexington, KY (July 11, 2014) - 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 2014 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 15-20, 2014.  A total of 51 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 from each of the nine USDF regions.

USDF Region 1 Junior Team: Barbara Davis and Feivel Mousekewitz, Katie Lang and FA Patriot, Hannah Bauer and Trustful, Molly Paris and Diamant Sky

USDF Region 1 Young Rider Team: Kaitlyn Lingard and Valentino, Amelia Lyon and Elfen String of Pearls, Arden Wildasin and Mystery Whisper, Clare Green and Watson EH

USDF Region 2 Junior Team: Kerrigan Gluch and Lentisco XVIII, Helen McNulty and Checkmate, Katie Knoechel and Marnix, Meghan Meagher and O'siris D'apardi

USDF Region 2 Young Rider Team: Rosemary Julian-Simoes and Proteus, Rebekah Mingari and Unico, Matthew Manibusan and Hojvangs Moonlight, Kayla Barteau and GP Ubilee

USDF Region 3/6 Junior Team: Natalie Pai and Way Not, Mallory Kent and Okidokie, Rachel Robinson and Ucarius, Emily Park and Pretty Lady

USDF Region 4/5 Junior Team: Elliana Madsen and Robin Hood, Nathan Westfall and Wagnis, Inga Fuengerlings and Milo, Lauren Asher and Lysias

USDF Region 5/6 Young Rider Team: Erin McHenry and Bailando, Devon Wycoff and Power Play, Sarah Cohen and Vicaro Dos Pinhais

USDF Region 6/7 Junior Team: Heather Decent and Norra, Danielle Bonavito and Wyoming, Olivia Zeilinger and Stentano, Lauren Mack and Lada'at

USDF Region 7 Young Rider Team: Anna Buffini and Sundayboy, Lindsey Brewin and Vaillant, Catherine Chamberlain and Verdicci, Cassidy Gallman and Grand Makana

USDF Region 8 Junior Team: Callie O'Connell and Tribaldi, Bobbie Kerr and Alcazar, Nicole Nowak and Deinhardt, Regan Salm and Karat EG

USDF Region 8 Young Rider Team: Elizabeth Fell and Superstarr, Hope Cooper and Don Diamond, Giulia Cohen and Lasserre, Hannah McCabe and Valparaiso

USDF Region 9 Junior Team: Anna Campbell and Liebling, Cassie Schmidt and Velasquer, Bronwyn Cordiak and Dschingis Blue, Allison Cyprus and Madoc Gareth

USDF Region 9 Young Rider Team: Tylin Wittke and Whispering Wind, Kalie Beckers and Carush, Caroline Adams and Uniek, Janet Ashley and Roman B

            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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