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Illinois and New Jersey Dominate USHJA Children's Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships at HITS Saugerties

 

Individual Championships take the stage Saturday

SAUGERTIES, NY (September 6, 2013) –Illinois and New Jersey were the teams to beat in the Team Championship at the inaugural USHJA Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships taking place at HITS Saugerties this week. The Children's team from Illinois was guided by Chef Mary Goldman and included team members Caelinn Leahy, Louisa Brackett, Sarah Scarnechia and Grace Knox. Chef Robin Fairclough led the Adult New Jersey team, which includes Tammy Kelly, Katherine Pontone, Elizabeth Kirby and Wendy Chapot Nunn.

In Wednesday's Individual Qualifier, Mackenzie Kane of Durham, Connecticut lead the Children with Linda Radigan's Realist, and Katherine Pontone of Red Bank, New Jersey piloted Kali Jerman's Belladonna to the top of the Adults. Individual Champions will be determined tomorrow as both Children and Adults take the stage as part of HITS Championship Weekend at HITS Saugerties.


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Grace Knox and Rapidash leading Illinois to a Team Championship in the USHJA Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championship at HITS Saugerties.

 


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Children's teams Illinois, Indiana and Massachusetts celebrate Top 3 finishes in the USHJA Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championship at HITS Saugerties.

Children's Team Championships (Top 3)
 

PlaceTeam                    Rider                              Owner                  Horse
1 Illinois - Chef Mary Goldman Caelinn Leahy Anna Murphy Caladesi
    Louisa Brackett Louisa Brackett Lady B Lucky
    Sarah Scarnechia Sarah Scarnechia Colonius
    Grace Knox Grace Knox Rapidash
2 Indiana - Chef Sandra Dalman Margaux Danby Margaux Danby Batieza
    Sarah Fisher Southview, Inc. Matrix Mena
    Kreigh Elzey Kreigh Elzey Soprano
3 Massachusetts - Chef Aster Pieters Louisa Behnke Louisa Behnke Arthos A Ria
    Marina Callahan Thomas Friedrich Let's Fly
    Sara Sprague Judith Sprague Kiara
    Ava Stearns Missy Clark Denmark


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Wendy Chapot Nunn and Face Value on course in the Adult Team Championship as part of the USHJA Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championship at HITS Saugerties.

 


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Top 3 Adult teams New Jersey, New York I and New York II are joined by Meghan Carney and Candice King of USHJA during the USHJA Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championship at HITS Saugerties.

 


Adult Team Championships (Top 3)
 

PlaceTeam                       Rider                                 Owner                Horse
1 New Jersey - Chef Robin Fairclough Tammy Kelly Tammy Kelly Belvedere
    Katherine Pontone Kali Jerman Belladonna
    Elizabeth Kirby Elizabeth Kirby Winter White
    Wendy Chapot Nunn Chado Farms, Inc. Face Value
2 New York I - Chef James Benedetto Anne Heyman Anne Heyman Fandango
    Ahmed Alali AAA Eq., LLC Fenway
    Lucy Mitchell Innes Casey Curtis Riley II
    Nicole Crighton Nicole Crighton Zipp
3 New York II - Chef Joseph Sorce Devon Degen Samantha Gajoch Claire
    Valerie Primavera Valerie Primavera La Olympic
    Kristin Zimmerman Kristin Zimmerman Quelamotte Rouge
    Danielle Flavin Leann Kelly Michael