Dressage Teams Announced for 2022 North American Youth Championships

For Immediate Release
Monday, July 25, 2022

Lexington, KY (July 25, 2022) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce the riders that will represent the United States in the North American Youth Championships (NAYC) for dressage. The championships will be held August 9-14, at Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), in Traverse City, MI. A total of 45 youth, age 14-21, from across the country, will compete. Young equestrians vie for team and individual medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing. 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.

“While many of the challenges of 2021 are behind us; there were none the less, many challenges that our 2022 juniors and young riders had to face in order to qualify for their region's team for this year's NAYC. They all rose to the occasion and their hard work has paid off. I am looking forward to returning to see our friends at Horse Shows By The Bay, at the incredibly beautiful venue of Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, Michigan to watch these fine young athletes represent their country in competition,” said Roberta Williams, USDF FEI Youth Committee Chair. 

The following riders and horses have been submitted on the NAYC Definite Entry for dressage and will represent the United States:

USDF Region 1 Juniors: Lucinda Donaldson and Audi, Franki Kesner and IL Divo, Lucas Garvey and Everest, Emily Bansky and Vincento, with Taiwan Parrish and Saracchi as alternates.

USDF Region 1 Young Riders: Quinn Ridgway and Dramatika V.

USDF Region 2 Juniors: Nicole Lang and Jagger DG, Kayley Knollman and JP Zeppelin, Allison Berger and Bellini, Abigail Taft and Innsbruck SSH, with Emma Hannon and Zenith Interagro as alternates.

USDF Region 2 Young Riders: Julia McDonald and Lehndorff Van De Vogelzang and Alicia Berger and Floriano HB.

USDF Region 3 Juniors: Madison Sumner and Briar and Emma Stephens and De Nouvelle Vie.

USDF Region 3 Young Riders: Mary Piller and Oreo and Sophia Schults and Conocido HGF.

USDF Region 4 Juniors: Lexie Kment and Montagny Von Der Heide, Kylee Kment and Honor, and Ella Fruchterman and Holts Le'Mans.

USDF Region 4 Young Riders: Averi Allen and Superman and Bianca Schmidt and CK Sir Shimmi.

USDF Region 5 Juniors: Audrey Allen and Hugo Boss, Katherine Nayak and Gaspacho, Kali Riddell and #Hashtag, and Mckenzie Miller and Gallardo SW.

USDF Region 5 Young Riders: Olivia Williams and Ronaldo and Elizabeth Petersen and Captain Brownie.

USDF Region 6 Young Riders: Jessica Beck and Elewaard.

USDF Region 7 Juniors: Anna Yost and Irieno-S, Josephine Hinnemann and Copa Cabana MRF, Emme Chisholm and Improv, and Maggie Evans and Fuengirola.

USDF Region 7 Young Riders: Erin Nichols and Handsome Rob AR, Ellanor Boehning and Sir Junior, Lucienne Bacon and Do Re Mi, and Lily-Rose Bacon with Warm Night.

USDF Region 8 Juniors: Leah Drew and Jazzbeat, Emily Jackowski and Havanna 133, Quentin Sloan and Finn, Gabriel Epstein and Bandito, with Leah Drew on Harmonious P as alternates.

USDF Region 8 Young Riders: Megan Tursi and So Speciale Edition, Gemma Starn and Diamond First Choice, and Brenna Donovan and Scandal LWF.

USDF Region 9 Juniors: Zainab Shah and Dr. Schiwago 9.

USDF Region 9 Young Riders: Sydney Lipar and Zerragamo and Sydney Schultz and Dunkirk.

For complete qualifying results and standings for the North American Youth Championships for dressage, visit the USDF website.  Or, for additional information regarding the North American Youth Championships, visit the USEF website.

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.