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

For Immediate Release
Monday, July 9, 2012

          Lexington, KY (July 9, 2012) - 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 2012 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 17-22, 2012.  A total of 55 juniors and young riders will represent each of USDF's nine regions.  The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior 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 and young rider team of up to four from each of the nine USDF regions.

USDF Region 1 Junior Team: Jennifer Foulon and Little Granny, Lian Wolfe and Ruby Rubinstein, Abigail Bauer and Dragonheart 18

USDF Region 1 Young Rider Team: Hannah Holland Shook and Pharaoh, Kaitlin Blythe and Daverden, Emily Sours and Noble Baron, Dominique Cassavetis and Charming Princess

USDF Region 2 Junior Team: Allison Gerlt and Winspo, Rebekah Mingari and Unico, Keegan O'Brien and Willkommen, Kayla Barteau and GP Delano

USDF Region 2 Young Rider Team: Nicole Chiappetti and Pip, Victoria Retamoza and Lucarlos, Cassandra Hummert-Johnson and Plato Carlos, Paige Miller and Pantros-S

USDF Region 3 Junior Team: Lindsey Holleger and Friedensfurst, Rebecca Cohen and Downtown, Mallory Kent and Okidokie, Mattie Zepernick and Wencenza

USDF Region 3 Young Rider Team: Lauren Knopp and Rantaro, Alexandra Kitchen and Guardian Angel, Katrin Dagge and Dream of Love, Michelle Sheridan and Rouxletto

USDF Region 4 Junior Team: Dallas Van Stratten & Vainqueur E

USDF Region 4 Young Rider Team: Katie Cumberford and Samos Ronia, Clare Krska and Romincka

USDF Region 5 Junior Team: Bethany Roof & Welkin

USDF Region 5 Young Rider Team: Brandi Roenick and Weltino's Magic, Devon Wycoff and Power Play, Madeleine Birch and Uoeri, Victoria Fernalld and Amazing

USDF Region 6 Young Rider Team: Kaylan Lovrovich and Fallon Slh

USDF Region 7 Junior Team: Teresa Adams and Weejee, Ariel Thomas and Montfleury, Cassidy Gallman and Woden, Michaela Nelson and Galena

USDF Region 7 Young Rider Team: GeƱay Vaughn and Donarweiss GGF, Jamie Pestana and Winzalot, Jaclyn Pepper and Taboo, Mackinzie Pooley and Brigadier

USDF Region 8 Junior Team: Rachel Littauer and Synergy's Cincinnati, Kate Mancosh and Lea 7, Elizabeth Fell and Zhivago, Giulia Cohen and Lasserre

USDF Region 8 Young Rider Team: Hannah McCabe and GB Classic, Taylor Lindsten and Raoul  
USDF Region 9 Junior Team: Ayden Uhlir and Sjapoer, Kalie Beckers and Carush, Cameron Dauterive and Don Giovanni, Anna Campbell and Mai
USDF Region 9 Young Rider Team: Julia Handt and NTEC Don Peppino, Mary Kathryn Nommensen and Dom Perignon, Georgia Wren-Russ and Saphiro, Courtney Bauer and Picasso

          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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