Young Riders Info
The USA SE Endurance Team captured "Silver" in Lexington, KY on Friday, July 29th 2011. The temperature was brutal with the temperature at 95 and humidity at 90. The team consisted of Kelsey Russell, Cassandra Roberts, Mary Kathryn Clark and Mallory Capps.
2011 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships wrap up!
The best youth equestrians in North America braved hot, humid weather while competing for titles in five sports.
USEF Press Release
August 1, 2011
After a week of intense heat and one suspenseful afternoon of strong thunderstorms, the 2011 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North wrapped up on Sunday, July 31 under sunny skies at the Kentucky Horse Park. The competition in all five disciplines - dressage, endurance, eventing, reining, and show jumping - was intense, and the approximately 250 riders from six countries showed that they had come to win.
The first competition to wrap up this year was the inaugural North American Young Rider Endurance Championship. Friday's 75-mile ride featured both CEI2* and CEI4* divisions. The United States brought home four Gold medals, three Silvers, and two Bronze medals in the endurance competition.
In the CEI4* divisions, Team USA took home the Gold after accruing a collective ride time of 25 hours, 25 minutes, and 31 seconds.
Individually in the CEI4*, Kelsey Russell and My Wild Irish Gold (USA) took home the Gold, Lindsay Bean and Tektonic (USA) the Silver, and Kyle Gibbon and Missu Koran (USA) the Bronze.
Also in the CEI4* division, Tektonic received the Best Conditioned Horse Award.
In the CEI2* class, the Team Gold medal was awarded to Team USA Northeast A, whose collective ride time totaled 25 hours, 40 minutes, and 57 seconds.
The Silver was awarded to Team USA Southeast with a collective ride time of 25 hours, 49 minutes, and 19 seconds.
Individually in the CEI2*, the Gold medal was awarded to Sophia Bashir and Dazed and Amazed (USA) , the Silver was presented to Cassandra Roberts and SA Belshazarr (USA), and the Bronze to Steven Hay and Khalil Asam (USA).
Sir Valient, who represented Colombia in partnership with Camilo Andres-Villa, received the Best Conditioned Horse Award in the CEI2* division.
To view NAJYRC endurance photos, visit www.usefnetwork.com/featured/NAJYRC2011.
Click here to watch USEF's new endurance video slideshow.