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Pennsylvania Rider Wins 2017 NAWD TRAX National Championships

Julie Druga Lamberton, NAWD Freestyle Basic Credits: Julie Slater

Riders across the nation ponied up to ride in North American Western Dressage’s 2017 TRAX Championship, vying for high-point, versatility, and costume contest awards in seven categories, artisan ribbons designed by Michelle Guillot and more than $750 in prizes.

Julie Lamberton, of Waymart, Pa. took home several of those awards.

She and her horse, Seabreeze Savaje Vaquero, a 12-year-old Paso Fino won the 2017 Open TRAX Versatility Champion; TRAX High-Score Champion Freestyle and Long Reining, TRAX High-Score Reserve Champion Ranch Horse.

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“I can't pick one favorite thing about NAWD: the virtual shows I can record from home, the thorough comments from the judges because they want to help you and your horse improve, and the variety of classes offered. Educating riders is the driving force behind a lot of the programs. I like the opportunity to form a team with the TRAX program. You work together with people who share similar goals. There is a great feeling of accomplishment when the members cheer each other on while practicing recording tests.”

NAWD TRAX — Total Recognition for Accomplishing eXcellence — is an awards program that gives horses and riders the opportunity to earn prizes and recognition as they compete virtually in organized events from the comfort of their own backyard.

The TRAX Championship Invitational took place Oct. 6–Nov. 5; featuring a limited selection of tests for each category. Exhibitors selected the tests they’d like to perform, videoed their entries and uploaded the material to YouTube for detailed evaluation by NAWD’s team of professional judges. In addition to the month-long TRAX Championship Invitational, NAWD offers year-end Versatility and Team TRAX awards based on the accumulation of scores earned throughout the competition year.

Ribbons were awarded to top-placing exhibitors in each test across three divisions: Youth, Amateur and Open. More advanced tests received “bonus” percentage points added to the overall score for that ride, rewarding the exhibitor for tackling a more challenging test. Additionally, the high-score and reserve high-score in each event category — along with the overall Versatility winners in each division — received prize credits that can be redeemed in NAWD’s prize store.

About North American Western Dressage

North American Western Dressage (NAWD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating horse enthusiasts about the universal benefits of Western dressage and providing fun, affordable ways to participate in this popular new sport. NAWD offers a variety of programs, as well as virtual coaching and showing opportunities, achievement awards and more. Learn more about NAWD at nawdhorse.org and at facebook.com/WesternDressageNAWD.

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