Announcing the Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter West Regional Championships Competitors

Championships to be held at the Oregon High Desert Classic I

PRESS RELEASE

Bend, OR — July 19, 2016 — Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter competitors from California, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming will come together to compete in the inaugural USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter West Regional Championships, presented bySmartPak and sponsored by Gallops Saddlery,July 19-24.

The event will feature both team and individual competition with teams organized by zone.

The Championships will be held during the Oregon High Desert Classic I in Bend, OR. The unique Hunter Championships is in its first year and provides riders with a competitive team experience and the opportunity to earn Zone Horse of the Year bonus points in their respective Children’s or Adult Amateur Hunter section.

To celebrate their achievement in qualifying, all riders will receive polo shirts and tote bags from the Championships presenting sponsor SmartPak.

USHJA congratulates the following riders who qualified for the West Regional Championships:

Zone 8 Children’s

 

Tiana Bizios, Layton, UT

 

Zone 8 Adult Amateur

 

Kristen (Davison) Mauck, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Zone 9 Children’s

 

Katerina Baney, Bend, OR

Cameron Brown, West Linn, OR

Emma Clouser, Portland, OR

Kennedy Duke, Lake Oswego, OR

Heather James, Kirkland, WA

Carissa Loew, Portland, OR

Cassie Minicucci, Sammamish, WA

Hailie Mitchell, Bellevue, WA

Amanda Rosch, Portland, OR

Emily Steckler, Sammamish, WA

Zone 9 Adult Amateur

 

Anna Byrnes, Portland, OR

Leigh Darling, Oregon City, OR

Lina Hamada-Hooper, Bellingham, WA

Martha Price, Dubois, WY

Dina Schnitzer, Portland, OR

Andrea Schroeder, Renton, WA

Hannah Stein, Portland, OR

Nicole Tidwell, Seattle, WA

 

Zone 10 Children’s

 

Keilty Archibald, Redwood City, CA

Emilie Bell, Elk Grove, CA

Maria Boyle, Pleasanton, CA

Payton Potter, Modesto, CA

Grace Salmon, Wilsonville, OR

Olivia Vance, San Anselmo, CA

 

Zone 10 Adult Amateur

 

Rebecca Fahrendorf, San Francisco, CA

Claire Sears, Claremont, CA

Alison Stern, Turlock, CA

 

The Championships will begin Friday, July 22, with the official jog and riders meeting. On Saturday, the Team Championships will be held with riders competing in three phases: an under saddle, followed by two Classic Hunter-style courses. Medals and ribbons are awarded to the top three Adult Amateur and Children’s teams.

On Sunday the Individual Championships will be held. The Individual Championships are open only to horse and rider combinations ranked 40th or above from the team competition, as well as any alternates who did not compete in the team phase. The individual competition includes an under saddle, a Hunter Derby-style course and a Handy Hunter-style course. The horse and rider combination with the highest overall score from all three phases of the third day of competition will be Individual Champion and receive the gold medal, as well as an embroidered cooler, Charles Owen Helmet, Professional’s Choice Pro Performance Schooling Boots, Essex Classics Riding Shirt and FITS Riding breeches. The Individual Championships are pinned through 8th place.

In addition to the Championship awards, one groom of a horse competing in each section of the Individual Championships will be awarded the Best Turned Out Award, along with a grooming bucket with Shapley’s products.

For more information about the Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional Championships, visit www.ushja.org/ChAAHunter.