Young Equestrians

October 15, 2018

UPPER MARLBORO, MD —The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, will be celebrating its seventh anniversary this year at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md, from Nov. 16 to 18. As one of the most celebrated events in equestrian competition, MAEF has continued to ...

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WACO, Texas — There was plenty of movement in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee with local riders making an impact. As of Oct. 9, No. 1 Auburn remained on top of the coach's poll with Texas A&M sliding ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Four solid rounds on four different horses put 17-year-old Daisy Farish on top of the 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East, held Oct. 6-7, 2018, in Gladstone, N.J. “This is one final I’ve been close to winning before, but I had yet to put it ...

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WACO, Texas — The Delaware State equestrian team achieved their highest national ranking in team history, holding the No. 8 spot in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings. New Jersey natives helped get them there. DSU’s best previous ranking was No. 10 in the ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. — In 1999 a young rider was encouraged by her barn mates to attend a new show called the Northeast Junior/Young Rider Championships. That show later became Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival and Dressage4Kids soon evolved out of that event. The Youth Dressage Festival at ...

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SARATOGA, N.Y. — Three Thoroughbred owners received The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Young Rider of the Year Awards, for 2018. The young rider award, which recognizes riders 18 or younger who own or lease a Thoroughbred for use in 4-H, Pony Club, or other activities, has ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — Taylor Griffiths of Brewster, N.Y. captured the Region 2 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship at Old Salem Farm. Old Salem Farm hosted both the Region 1 and 2 championships on Sept. 22. Elite equitation riders from both regions competed at Old Salem Farm with hopes to qualify ...

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WACO, Texas — Auburn University will kick off the 2018-19 The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on season ranked No. 1 in the preseason national team rankings, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee. The 2018-19 collegiate equestrian season officially begins on Thursday, Sept.

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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — A field of 20 set out on Sept. 11 in the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals East with Kierstin Antoniadis coming out on top. The NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals were developed for athletes interested in competing on intercollegiate team during their college career. The ...

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ASBURY, N.J. — The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) New Jersey was held Sept. 15 and 16 at The Ridge, Asbury, N.J. USHJA President Mary Babick judged the horse show on Sept. 16. The day before, young riders learned from Olympian Nona Garson, who owns The Ridge. There was also a college ...

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Olympian Joe Fargis and Stable Manager Anne Thornbury to lead session at The University of Findlay FINDLAY, Ohio — Two local riders and one stable manager have been invited to the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association 10th annual Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National ...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) named IEA Coach and AQHA Professional Horseman, Tammy Braham to the position of Western Zone Administrator. Hailing from the Grove City, Pa. area, Braham brings more than 35 years of experience as a horse trainer and equestrian ...

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LOGAN TWP., N.J. — Morgan Puglisi was crowned the New Jersey State 4-H Equestrian of the Year on Aug. 24. The Equestrian of the Year contest is an ambassador program that encourages 4‑Hers to become well-rounded individuals with a comprehensive background in the horse field. Emphasis is placed ...

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OPGLABBEEK, Belgium — Two New Yorkers helped the U.S. Team end their FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Finals experience on a high-note, winning the Young Rider ‘Challenge Cup’ on at SenTower Park on Sept. 8 in Belgium. The team of Samantha Cohen, of New York City, Madison Goetzmann, of Skaneateles, ...

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HOWELL, N.J. — Katie Eick of Howell, N.J. was awarded the 2018 Sweet Karen Scholarship by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF). Katie Eick, the daughter of Floyd and Jennifer Eick, has been attending, volunteering and interning at HHYF camps since 2012 which cemented her selection as the ...

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DEVON, Pa. — It’s often called “horse ballet,” with horse and rider working in partnership to execute complicated movements that take years to perfect. But while kids are welcome at dressage shows, it’s rare that there are activities geared toward the education and entertainment of the next ...

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Brynn Topolski and Mercy Paine take gold in the Individual Children's and Adult Amateur Championships SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — Brynn Topolski of Charlton, N.Y., and Mercy Paine of New York City, N.Y., claimed the Individual Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championship victories, respectively, on ...

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PRINCETON, N.J. — Team and individual honors were doled out is three divisions at the USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships after  three days of competition concluded on Aug. 26, after at Princeton Show Jumping in Princeton, N.J. Highlighting individual competition, nine riders ...

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) launched a redesign of its website, www.ihsainc.com, to provide visitors, members, partner organizations and fans with a much-improved resource for relevant and easy-to-find information about the IHSA. The new website supports a ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Riders from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania ventured to Kentucky for the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, a.k.a. "Pony Finals." Samantha Takacs, 13, of Oldwick, N.J. and Galianna, Kim Wolf’s nine-year-old German Riding Pony mare earned the title of ...

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VINELAND, N.J. — Mannetta McAvaddy of Vineland, N.J. will be a busy member of the American Junior Paint Horse Association for the next year or two. McAvaddy is the Zone 7 Representative for 2018-19 as well as president-elect . She has been riding paint horses for 13 years and involved in the ...

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BROMONT, Quebec, Canada — Young American rider Lucy Deslauriers won three classes at the 2018 International Bromont. Deslauriers, 19, of Brewster, N.Y. and her mount Hester won the Quebec Original Grand Prix at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park during International Bromont I on July 30. The ...

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MILL SPRING, N.C. — Pony Club members returned to Tryon International Equestrian Center for the USPC Charles Owen 2018 Championships East, presented by Flair, LLC and Airowear July 25 to 29, 2018. There was great competition in dressage, eventing, quiz, show jumping and tetrathlon but the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — For the 11th time in the history of the event, Zone 2 show jumpers claimed Young Rider team gold in team competition at the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships. The international affair took place at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y., Aug. 1 to 5. On Aug. 3, ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fourteen New Jersey 4-H members are ready to take on the challenges of leadership after experiencing the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital as part of Leadership Washington Focus (LWF), an intensive 4-H leadership development program for middle-school youth held ...

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KALISPELL, Mont. — Two riders from Pennsylvania helped the Area II team win at the Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC). Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana welcomed exceptional riders from ages 14 to 21. Area II took the CICOY2* win with Alexa Lapp ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. —The Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC) for jumping kicks off at Old Salem Farm on Aug. 1, where the country’s top young equestrians will compete for team and individual Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) medals. NAYC ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. —James Duffey, 18, and his American Mustang, "Star Spangled Dunes," accomplished their goals for the 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover. The event was held at the Kentucky Horse Park in late June with the competing horses going to new homes at the conclusion. Duffey competed last ...

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LEXINGTON, Va. — Several local young riders participated in the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Regional Training Session. Carly Stirewalt, 19, New Paltz, N.Y. and Martha Wyatt-Luth, 14, Chatham, N.J. were chosen to participate at the Virginia Horse Center in ...

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EAST DORSET, Vt. — Alida Treuting of Selden, N.Y. won three equitation classes in one day during opening week at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival on July 17. Riding Unex Tmio IV, Treuting, 12, won the ASPCA Horsemanship Medal, Open Medal, and National Horse Show 3’3” Medal during ...

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