Caroline Garren picked up her second gold medal from the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), presented by Gotham North on August 4 at Old Salem Farm. She added the win in the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) North American Junior Individual Championship to her record with a score of 70.14%, after having helped her Region 3 team to the team gold earlier in the week. Click here to read more.
1. Caroline Garren & Bell Angelo
2. Bianca Schmidt & Lou Heart
3. Chase Robertson & Winsome
“The feeling is so amazing, especially since this is the first horse I’ve ever owned myself. It’s been a really wonderful experience growing and learning with him, so to see all those years of work pay off is really exciting.”
Caroline Garren wins junior individual gold with Bell Angelo after scoring at 70.147%!
Jump-offs Determine Wins for Saad Vega and Ruziska in USHJA North American Show Jumping Individual Farewell Competitions
Several athletes concluded their 2018 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) presented by Gotham North experience by competing in the USHJA North American Show Jumping Individual Farewell Competitions on Saturday, August 4. Mexico’s Camila Saad Vega and Doncella Granith Chief topped the children’s class while Zone 3’s Barbara Ruziska and Elonie earned the blue ribbon in the combined junior and young rider class. Click here to read more.
1. Zone 2
2. Zone 10
1. Camila Saad Vega & Doncella Granith Chief
2.Ana Sofia Rodriguez & Frieda
3.Ana Cristina Rodriguez & Moline
1. Barbara Ruziska & Elonie
2. Samantha Starratt & Akolito
3. Lukene Arenas Saravia & Icarus van de Kalevallei
Second Time Is the Charm: Alexander Dawson Gets His Chance at the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North
Alexander Dawson qualified for his first Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) presented by Gotham North two years ago. He anticipated competing against talent from all across North America. Unfortunately, three days before the NAYC, his horse reared, lost his footing, and landed on its side. One of Dawson’s stirrups ended up lodged between his foot and horse, which broke Dawson’s tibia and fibula. This unfortunate incident derailed his dream. However, it taught him how to face a setback and tested his commitment to the sport early on. After a year of recovery and a surgical battle scar to show, Dawson arrived at Old Salem Farm for his first NAYC this week. Click here to read more.
Special Honors Awarded at the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North
Each year at the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), some special horses and riders from across the disciplines are recognized for going above and beyond. Click here to read more.