North American Youth Show Jumping Championships Presented by USHJA Kick Off With 48 U.S. Show Jumping Athletes Represented

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Karssen/USHJA

North Salem, N.Y. – Aug. 1, 2018 -Today, 48 riders from across nine USHJA Zones participated in the Official Horse Inspection and training sessions for the 2018 North American Youth Show Jumping Championships presented by USHJA as part of the Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships, presented by Gotham North.

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association congratulates and wishes luck to the following athletes who will be representing their zone at the Championships, which are being held August 1-5 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York:

Zone 1

Isabella Russekoff, 17, Greenwich, Conn.

Young Rider
Coco Fath, 17, Fairfield, Conn.
Mckayla Langmeier, 17, East Granby, Conn.
Claire Schreder, 17, Greenwich, Conn.

Zone 2

Emma Callanan, 13, Lebanon, N.J.
Dagny MacTaggart, 17, Millbrook, N.Y.
Carley McInerney, 16, Randolph, N.J.
Carolina Villanueva, 16, New York, N.Y.

Young Rider
Samantha Cohen, 16, New York, N.Y.
Ailish Cunniffe, 20, South Salem, N.Y.
Madison Goetzmann, 17, Skaneateles, N.Y.
Katherine Strauss, 19, New York, N.Y.

Zone 3

Addison Reed, 13, Mechanicsville, Va.

Grace Boston, 17, Owings Mills, Md.

Young Rider
Hayley Alcock, 19, Philomont, Va.
Barbara Ruziska, 20, Frederick, Md.
Taylor St. Jacques, 18, Glen Allen, Va.

Zone 4

Mia Albelo, 12, Coral Gables, Fla.

Jorja Rose Jones, 17, Byhalia, Miss.
Addison Piper, 16, Wellington, Fla.
Elli Yeager, 15, Wellington, Fla.

Young Rider
Marion Head, 19, Brownsboro, Ala.
Tanner Korotkin, 16, Wellington, Fla.

Zone 5

Madelyn Cardelli, 13, Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

Charlise Casas, 16, Kenilworth, Ill.
Emma Kurtz, 17, Hudson, Ohio
Paige Matthies, 16, Lake Leelanau, Mich.
Alexandra Pielet, 16, Highland Park, Ill.

Young Rider
Daisy Farish, 17, Versailles, Ky.

Zone 6

Young Rider
Emma Sargent, 19, Cedar Grove, Wis.

Zone 7

Genevieve Munson, 13, Rogers, Ark.

Isabella Bleu Baxter, 17, Wright City, Mo.

Young Rider
Sloan Hopson, 17, Houston, Texas

Zone 8

Young Rider
Tali Dejong, 17, Golden, Colo.
Delaney Flynn, 17, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Zone 10

Nell Cunningham, 12, San Francisco, Calif.
Dylan Laiken, 13, Pasadena, Calif.
Alexa Leong, 13, Sacramento, Calif.
Caroline Mawhinney, 11, Woodside, Calif.

Alyce Bittar, 17, Los Angeles, Calif.
Katherine Brewer, 17, Menlo Park, Calif.
Clea Caddell, 13, Carmel, Calif.
Emma Catherine Reichow, 16, Menlo Park, Calif.
Ty Simpson, 16, Westlake Village, Calif.

Young Rider
Natalie Dean, 18, Palo Alto, Calif.
Hannah Loly, 15, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Ransome Rombauer, 19, Saint Helena, Calif.
Hayden Zadel, 17, Monte Sereno, Calif.

Special thanks to our Chefs d’Equipe Gianna Aycock, Ralph Caristo, Chris Cawley, Rob Gage, Kim Land, Michael Endicott, Sandra Ruiz and Alex Warriner who are leading teams at the Championships.

During the Championships at Old Salem, Show Jumping athletes from the United States, Canada, Guatemala and Mexico will participate in a Nations Cup-style competition that features both team and individual finals.

On Thursday, August 2, competitors will participate in the First Individual Qualifier with Children’s riders beginning at 9 a.m. followed by Juniors and then Young Riders.

The team competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, August 3, for Children’s, Junior Riders and Young Riders, respectively.

Riders who will not be moving on to the Individual Finals will be able to participate in the Farewell Competition on Saturday, August 4. On Sunday, August 5, the Individual Finals will be held for Children’s, Junior Riders and Young Riders, respectively.

USEF Network is live streaming the Championships at For more information about the FEI North American Youth Championships visit