New Stars Turn on the Style at FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Champions 2013

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by Louise Parkes.

Athletes from the USA, Canada and Mexico lined out in the FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, USA where there were a total of 20 sets of medals up for grabs.

Competitors between the ages of 14 cheapest zyban online cheap bupropion and 21 years were in action once again, and with 222 entries across five disciplines it was another hectic and spectacular fixture.  These Championships date back to 1974 as an Eventing challenge between the USA and Canada, with Dressage added in 1981 and Jumping a year later.  The first complete Young Riders Championship was held in British Columbia, Canada in 1982 while Juniors joined the ranks in 2006 and the discipline of Reining was added to the schedule in 2008 with Endurance combing on board in 2011.


The USA Region 7 team won the Young Rider Dressage Team title with a finishing score of 206.421, improving from silver medal position at the 2012 Championships. The highest score for the winning side was 71.105 registered by 20-year-old Jamie Pestana who was Junior Individual and Freestyle champion in 2010. Pestana clearly understands the concept of team sport, commenting afterwards “it’s buy doxycycline online, does doxycycline mono 100mg treat chlamydia, doxycycline 100mg dosage for lyme disease. great when you’re out there and your team is cheering for you and you know that you’re not just there for yourself, but for your team-mates and your region”.  All four members of this side were from California, and 18-year-old Ariel Thomas, who contributed a score of 67.184 with Montfleury pointed out “it’s really nice because we have so many shows and CDIs (in the region), so it really helps us get the feel of what it’s going to be like before we come here”.  The other two members of the victorious Region 7 side were 20-year-old Jaclyn Pepper who produced a mark of 68.132 with Taboo and 16-year-old Teresa Adams who posted 64.237 with Weejee.

Pestana had to settle for silver medal spot in both the Young Rider Individual and Freestyle however when Ayden Uhlir from Region 6 reigned supreme in both with Sjapoer.  It was a clear-cut result on both occasions, Sjapoer racking up 71.605 to top the Individual and an impressive 72.175 to clinch the Freestyle.  Uhlir calls her 14-year-old gelding her “other half” and insists they are very alike. “We’re very social and overall happy!” she said.  Pestana has enjoyed fluctuating fortunes with Winzalot in these Championships in previous years but was right on song this time with the nine-year-old this time around. “I got him as a baby, and we moved up the levels together” the rider pointed out.  Bronze in the Individual event went to Devon Wycoff from Region 5 while in the Freestyle it was Canada’s Tanya Strasser Shostak and best prices for all customers! cialis dapoxetine online . fastest shipping, cialis generic online cheap. Action Time who stood on the third step of the podium.

Double-champion Uhlir showed her class when failing to be unnerved when buy zoloft online canada, zoloft street value, mail order zoloft, zoloft for 50 mg vs 75 mg, generic zoloft price, average price of zoloft without insurance , how the music stopped during her Freestyle, continuing on as if nothing had happened and then picking it up again when the music was restored.  “I just stayed on my exact pace” she said afterwards, “I knew that when the music would come back on I’d be where I was supposed to be…I just rode it, and it all worked out in the end!”

The Canada/Quebec team took Junior Dressage team gold for the second successive year, pinning USA Region 7 into silver and Region 3 into bronze. The winning side of 16-year-old Naima Moreira Laliberte (Windbreaker), costco pharmacy prices baclofen dosage. cost of baclofen pumps . baclofen sale uk. baclofen price uk. buy baclofen online pharmacy. baclofen price india Laurence Blais Tetreault (Lowelas), 17-year-old Felixe Cote Villeneuve (Pissaro) and 15-year-old Betrice Boucher (Dante) racked up a score of 201.864.  Tetrault said the team win was the result of hard work. “I think we just trained really hard.  Naima and I are from the same state, so we train and work together.  Working together I think really helped us” she said.

It was a close contest for the Junior Individual Dressage medals but Lindsey Holleger from Region 3 won through with a great performance from Friedenfurst to pip Naima Moreira Laliberte and Windbreaker from the gold medal winning Canada Quebec team, while team silver medallist Rison Naness (Venezia) claimed the bronze.  Holleger’s winning score was 70.974.

Junior Freestyle champion was 16-year-old Laurence Blais Tetreault who had already helped Canada Quebec to the team gold.  Riding the 13-year-old Lowelas, Tetreault posted a fantastic mark of 71.525, and said afterwards “I would definitely recommend NAJYRC (these Championships) to other riders.  It prepares you if you want to go further (in the sport).  In my future, I think I’m going to look back and be so happy that I got the chance to do this” she added wisely.

Young Rider Team Dressage Championship: GOLD – USA Region 7, 206.421: Montfleury (Ariel Thomas) 67,184, Taboo (Jaclyn Pepper) 68.132, Winzalot (Jamie Pestana) 71.105, WeeJee (Teresa Adams) 64.237; SILVER – USA Region 6, 198.841: Sjapoer (Ayden Uhlir) 69.184, Donnerspiel (Molly Eastridge) 66.368, Up to Date P (Sadie Lahey) 63.289; BRONZE – USA Region 5, 198.158: Veto (Amelia Child) 65.553, Power Play (Devon Wycoff) 68.805, Westfalica (Talia Hershaft) 64.00.

Young Rider Individual Dressage Championship: GOLD – Sjapoer (Ayden Uhlir) 71.605; SILVER – Winzalot (Jamie Pestana) 69.605; BRONZE – Power Play (Devon Wycoff) 68.579.

Young Rider Freestyle Dressage Championship: GOLD – Sjapoer (Ayden Uhlir) 72.175; SILVER – Winzalot (Jamie Pestana) 70.975; BRONZE – Action Time (Tanya Strasser Shostak) 70.500.

Junior Team Dressage Championship: GOLD – Canada Quebec 201.864: Windbreaker (Naima Moreira Laliberte) 67.054, Lowelas (Laurence Blais Tetreault) 63.378, Pissarro (Felixe Cote Villeneuve) 62.865, Dante (Betrice Boucher) 66.432; SILVER – USA Region 7, 201.46; Stentano (Olivia Zeilinger) 68.811, Zodessa (Gabriela Glumac) 63.838, Venezia (Rison Naness) 66.73, Valliant (Lindsey Brewin) 65.919: BRONZE – USA Region 3, 196.865: Friedensfurst (Lindsey Holleger) 67.757, Okidokie (Mallory Kent) 66.027, Ucarius (Rachel Robinson) 63.081, Wild Tiger (Jamie Doolittle) 57.703.

Junior Individual Dressage ChampionshipGOLD – Friedensfurst (Lindsey Holleger) 70.974: SILVER – Windbreaker (Naima Moreira Laliberte) 70.105; BRONZE – Venezia (Rison Naness) 68.921.

Junior Freestyle Dressage Championship: GOLD – Lowelas (Blais Tetreault) 71.52; SILVER – Windbreaker (Naima Moreira Laliberte): BRONZE – Rotano (Barbara Davis) 69.875.


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