Dressage Division Recognized with Special Honors at NAYC

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Lexington, KY (August 28, 2018) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that three of this year's special honors awards at the 2018 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships, presented by Gotham North (NAYC) were presented to the dressage division. Rider Callie Jones, Irish Sport Horse Ringmoylan, and volunteer Katelyn Mosle, all received special recognition at this year's event.

Callie Jones, of USDF Region 2, was the recipient of the 2018 Style Award. The Style Awards recognize one rider, from each discipline, for their “style” throughout the week. Not only is their style while mounted given consideration, but also their manners and overall demeanor around the competition grounds and at the organized functions.

Ringmoylan, a 21-year old Irish Sport Horse, ridden by Emma Szegvari and competing in the Young Rider division with the USDF Region 8 team, was the recipient of the HorsePower Trophy. This award recognizes an outstanding horse, from any of the championship disciplines, who best demonstrates determination, courage, class, heart, and the ability to inspire athletes and spectators alike, throughout the competition. "Ringo", a barn favorite, has not only successfully competed through Intermediate I, but has also competed at the upper levels of eventing.

Katelyn Mosle, who had been named to the USDF Region 8 team before having to withdraw, was the recipient of The Howard B. Simpson High Five Trophy. This trophy is awarded to the volunteer who best exemplifies Howard's spirit of volunteering. The recipient of this award embodies Howard's dedication and commitment to the championships. Katelyn exemplified the true spirit of this award by attending NAYC, even after having to withdraw as a competitor, supporting the Region 8 teams, and volunteering as a scribe for the competition.

For more information about these awards, or the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships, visit www.youngriders.org, or contact the United States Equestrian Federation at 859-258-2472.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.