California Dressage Society
Region 7 NAJYRC 2014
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California Girls to compete in The Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North July 15-20, 2014 Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY
United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Region 7 is pleased to announce that the Junior and Young Rider teams have been confirmed to compete at The Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) in Lexington, Kentucky.
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, 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 in this country.
The Region 7 Dressage Junior Team members are:
Lauren Mack, 17, Monte Sereno, CA
Olivia Zeillinger, 16, Danville, CA
Danielle Bonavito, 15, Danville, CA
The Region 7 Dressage Young Rider Team members are:
Anna Buffini, 20, Escondido, CA
Cassidy Gallman, 19, Poway, CA
Catherine Chamberlain, 19, Murrieta, CA
Lindsey Brewin, 16, San Ramon, CA
2014 JR and YR Teams Chef d'Equipe Michelle Reilly, Lauren Mack, Olivia Zeilinger, Danielle Bonavito, Catherine Chamberlain, Lindsey Brewin, Anna Buffini, Cassidy Gallman
2014 YR RESULTS YR Team earns GOLD Medal
2014 JR RESULTS JR Team earns BRONZE Medal
YR Individual GOLD Medal - Catherine Chamberlain
YR Freestye GOLD Medal - Catherine Chamberlain
High Point Award for NAJYRC - Catherine Chamberlain
The girls competed in dressage competitions from November, 2013 to June, 2014. Each girl achieved the highest level of scores among their peers in the FEI Team Test and FEI Individual Test. Each girl also had to score a 62% or higher on the FEI Freestyle Test.
The Region 7 team will compete under the leadership of Michelle Reilly, Chef d’equipe. Michelle is the founder and owner of Mountain View Dressage at Dove Hollow Dressage Center. Michelle has been competing in dressage for fifteen years, earning her USDF bronze, silver and gold medals. Recent accomplishments include reserve champion in the CDI Grand Prix Freestyle at the Festival of the Horse 2014 and winning the CDI Grand Prix Special at Capistrano Dressage International 2014
The Region 7 team is supported by W Farms, Horse & Rider Dressage Boutique, Details Customwear, California Dressage Society (CDS), Mountain View Dressage, and R&B Company.
2013 REGION 7 NAJYRC
Young Rider Team - Gold Medal: Jamie Pestana / Winzalot 71.05, Jaclyn Pepper / Taboo 68.132, Ariel Thomas / Montfleury 67.184, Teresa Adams / WeeJee 64.237.
Junior Rider Team - Silver Medal: Olivia Zeilinger/ Stentano 68.811, Rison Naness / Venezia 66.73, Lindsey Brewin / Vaillant 65.919, Gabriela Glumac / Zodessa 63.838