Teams Announced for the 2019 USDF North American Youth Dressage Championships

For Immediate Release
Monday, July 15, 2019

Lexington, KY (July 15, 2019) – The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce the riders that will represent the United States in the USDF North American Youth Dressage Championships, held during the 2019 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships, presented by Gotham North (NAYC). The championships will be held July 30-August 4 at Old Salem Farm, in North Salem, NY. A total of 47 youth, from across the country, will compete. The NAYC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for youth, age 12-21, vying for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing. The competition is run under the rules of the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually in North America.

“These young athletes have just completed a very competitive qualifying process and have earned the right to represent their region, on teams representing the US, in an International competition. Congratulations to all the riders! Without the tireless efforts of the USDF regional coordinators, chef d'equipes and volunteers, this event would not be as special as it is. Hats off to them and a heartfelt thank you,” said USDF FEI Jr/YR Committee Chair Roberta Williams.

The following riders and horses will be representing the United States:

USDF Region 1 Juniors: Allison Nemeth and Dafoe, Abby Fodor and Ritter Benno, Emma Teff and Ugo JV, Lunalee Barboza and Pop Starr.

USDF Region 1 Young Riders: Hannah Irons and Scola Bella, Kayla Kadlubek and Perfect Step, Megan Peterson and Amoretto, Anna Weniger and Claudius.

USDF Region 2 Juniors: Annelise Klepper and Happy Texas Moonlight, Missy McGinn and Felissirana, Katie Teehan and Zinca, Maggie Tifft and E-ROS.

USDF Region 2 Young Riders: Callie Jones and Don Philippo, Kaylee Christensen and Chateau 28.

USDF Region 3 Juniors: Isabella Braden and Dali de la Ferme Rose, Camille Molten and Heros, Nicolas Bryan and Rugby S, Kaylyn Minnis and Far Niente.

USDF Region 3 Young Riders: Nicole Scarpino and Lambada 224, Marline Syribeys and Hollywood, Alessandra Ferrucci and Sagacious HF, Melanie Doughty and Fascinata.

USDF Region 4 Juniors: Mackenzie Peer and Quantum MRF, Nicolas Beck and Campari, Averi Allen and Superman, Maggie Elsbernd and Zeestar Texel.

USDF Region 4 Young Riders: Bianca Schmidt and Lou Heart, Jenna Upchurch and Venivici, Annika Tedlund and Eclipse BR.

USDF Region 6 Juniors: Jori Dupell and Fiderprinz 2.

USDF Region 6 Young Riders: Cameron Wyman and Thys, Lindsey Savoy and Diva.

USDF Region 7 Juniors: Dennesy Rogers and Chanel.

USDF Region 7 Young Riders: Sophia Ekstrand and Concetta, Katherine Mathews and Soliére.

USDF Region 8 Juniors: Mary Goodrich and Bambolero, Tessa Holloran and Cramique Kerguelen, Rose Keller and Dievittorio O, Anna Kjems and Zaino.

USDF Region 8 Young Riders: Siena Harris-Gissler and Electra DDJ, Eliza Windsor and Largo 224, Alison Redston and Twelfth Night, Leah Tenney and Adel K.

USDF Region 9 Juniors: Emma Claire Stephens and De Nouvelle Vie, Skye Simpson and Dazzle, Gage Miles and Castillier, Sydney Lipar and Sandroletto.

For complete qualifying results and standings for the USDF North American Youth Dressage Championships, visit the USDF website.  Or, for additional information regarding the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships, presented by Gotham North, visit the USEF website.

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