Annville, PA – August 08, 2016 – With the final month of the North American League (NAL) qualifying season upon us, the competition in many of the divisions intensified during the month of July. Riders are continuing their quest to secure precious NAL points to earn a coveted spot in the NAL Finals, which will be held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA,October 13-22, and the West Coast Finals at the Las Vegas National Horse Show, in Las Vegas, NV, November 15-20.
The NAL qualifying season runs from September 1 through August 31. NAL qualifying classes are open to all competitors but only current members are awarded points. By joining the NAL, riders can accumulate the points necessary to make it to the National Finals and the West Coast Finals. Annual memberships are only $40 per rider.
As of July 29, Nicole Dorwart of Dover, PA and Rittani have had a successful month of competition in the Children’s Hunter Division, extending their lead by 830 points to give them a current total of 3,179 points. Annie Walsh of Cazenovia, NY and Erosmith continue to hold second place with 2,257 points, adding 130 points to their score last month. Andrew Elhindi of Willoughby Hills, OH and Face Value have overtaken third place with a total of 2,232 points.
There has been reversal of placings in the West Coast Children’s Hunter Division, as Anna Lawrence of Englewood, CO and Sirius Black, who sat in third place last month, have overtaken the lead with a total of 2,204 points, while last month’s leader CeCe Siegfried of Tulsa, OK and Finally Found have dropped into second place with their last month’s total of 1,908 points. Stella Wasserman of Beverly Hills, CA and her mount Fine Design have moved into third place with 1,890 points.
With less than 50 points separating the top three, the competition is fierce in the Adult Hunter Division. Betty Oare, of Warrenton, VA, and Zazu have literally jumped up into the top spot from third place, earning 350 points in the last month to now lead the division with 2,841 points – just 21 points over Melanie Jeanes of Dallas, TX, and Carrera who have 2,820 points and have dropped into second place after leading the division since May. Patricia Schindler of Reisterstown, MD and Glyndon have dropped into third place with 2,792 points.
However, Jeanes and Carrera have maintained their lead in the West Coast Adult Hunter Division with 2,820 points. Amy Coretz of Tulsa, OK and Don Ramiro remain steady in second place on 2,361 points despite not adding any points over the past month, which is the same for Mary Grossman of Burlington, WI and Benvolio who continue to hold third place with their last month total of 1,785 points.
Although there hasn’t been a change of rankings in the Children’s Jumper Division Presented by EquiFit, there has been a change in points. Phoebe Alwine of Delray Beach, FL and Zenith Dance have maintained their lead by adding 216 points to give them a current total of 5,638 points. Second placed Taje Lynn Warrick of Davie, FL, and Dersey have not added any points this month and hold steady with their current total of 4,614 points, while third placed Sarah Boston of Owings Mills, MD and Herminas have added over 300 points in the past month to give them a current total of 4,482 points.
In the West Coast Children’s Jumper Division Presented by EquiFit, the top three riders have not added any points and the rankings remain the same.Madison Myro of Henderson, NV and Q Royal Palm Z, continue to lead the division for the third month with a total of2,515 points. Sedona Chamblee of Keller, TX and GPS Trans Atlantic maintain second place with 1,306 points, while Katherine Gilpin of Keller, TX and Sampras, continue to hold third place with a total of 1,155 points.
Although they haven’t added any points over the past month either, Olivia Lawton, of Burr Ridge, IL and Cassandra Dreams have maintained their lead in the Adult Jumper Division Presented by SmartPak with a total of 7,485 points. Second placed Lindsey Tomeu, of Wellington, FL and Bonapart are steadily closing the gap, scoring 550 points in the past month to give the pair a current total of 6,549 points. Phoenix Cooke, of Chardon, OH, and Skys Burnin Blue continue to sit in third place with their last month total of 4,278 points.
In the West Coast Adult Jumper Division Presented by SmartPak, Caitlyn Epperson of Houston, TX and Au Girl continue to lead the division with last month’s total of 2,398 points which is the same for Emily Straw of Overland Park, KS, and Filibuster, who continue to hold second place with 1,735 points. The only change in the top three this month is that Annie Miller, of Salt Lake City, UT has moved into third place aboard HJ Dundinka with 1,460 points.
Jazz J Merton of Oldwick, NJ, and Ahaveros continue to lead the Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Division having added over 480 points over the past month to give them a current total of 8,120 points. Sima Morgello of Bronx, NY and Zopala maintain second place with last month’s total of 6,510 points while Caelinn Leahy of Maple Park, IL and Esquilino Bay hold third place with 6,417 points.
For the second consecutive month, there are no changes in the West Coast Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Division. Savannah Barry of Woodside, CA and Cocu continue to lead the division with 2,832 points, while Madelyn Porter of Ladue, MO hold second place with 1,653 points aboard Boudi. Megan MacPherson of Boulder, CO and Deep Snow continue to sit in third place with 1,565 points.
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