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Thu, 2017-06-29 14:42

Announcing the 2017 NAJYRC CH-J* Teams

Erica Jarrell and Uni Sprite for Area I. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Rebecca Farm, home to The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont., will next month also play host to the FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), July 20 to 23, 2017. This FEI championship will bring together the sport’s top junior and young riders, ages 14-21, to compete for both team and individual medals. This year there are six areas being represented and each area may send up to six riders with the team and two individuals being designated at a later date. Now, without further ado, we are excited to announce the nominated entries for the CH-J*!

Area I

  • Rain Anderson and Amy Anderson’s Limited Access, a 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Limit Out x Miss Hatchet). Together the pair finished in eighth place on their dressage score in the Ocala International CCI* in April and seventh in the Preliminary at Pine Top in March.
  • William Jarrell and Brenda H. Jarrell’s Grey Area (Accondy x Merry Gypsy), an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. William and Grey Area stepped up to the Preliminary level this spring, earning several top-10 placings and completing the CCI* at Ocala International on their dressage score.
  • Erica Jarrell and her own and Brenda H. Jarrell’s Uni Sprite (Brynarian Brenin AP Maldwyn x Better B’ Leavin), a 12-year-old Welsh gelding. They placed 15th in the CH-J* at NAJYRC last year and won the Junior/Young Rider Open Preliminary (JYOP) divisions at both Pine Top in March and GMHA in June.
  • Natasha Knight and Harbour the Truth, her own 9-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. This pair earned several top-ten placings at the Preliminary level this spring and completed the Red Hills International CIC* and the Virginia CCI*.
  • Laine Metz and her own Queen of Spades (Mokheiba x Cold Tepee), an 11-year-old Thoroughbred mare. Laine and Queen of Spades earned fifth place in the JYOP at Sporting Days Farm in March and completed both the CIC* at Carolina International and the CCI* at Ocala International this spring.
  • Sloane Pierpont and Charles and Whitney Pierpont’s Indie, a 12-year-old Warmblood gelding (Vechta x Indulga). Sloane and Indie earned top-ten placings at the Preliminary level at Grindstone Mountain Farm and Flora Lea this spring and placed eighth in the Bromont CCI* in June.


Olivia Grabaskas and One and Only for Area II. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Area II

  • Mia Braundel and her own Cashmere (Special D x Shyra), a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding. Mia and Cashmere stepped up to the Preliminary level this spring, earning several top-10 placings and most recently finishing third in the CCI* at Virginia.
  • Ariana Freeman and Kristin Carpenter’s In A Trance, a 19-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. This pair came in second in the JYOP at both Sporting Days Farm and Morven Park and completed the CIC* at Fair Hill International this spring.
  • Alexa Gartenberg and her own Patras VR, a 15-year-old Trakehner gelding. They have had a strong spring season, placing sixth in the Pine Top CIC*, seventh in the Fair Hill International CIC*, and ninth in the Bromont CCI*.
  • Olivia Grabaskas and her own One and Only, an 8-year-old Sport Horse gelding. They placed eighth in the Red Hills International CIC* and third on their dressage score in the Fair Hill International CIC* this spring. Most recently they completed the Bromont CCI*.
  • Megan Loughnane and her own Linford (Landos x Napoline), an 8-year-old Holsteiner gelding. Megan and Linford won the Preliminary at Rocking Horse on their dressage score and placed third at Plantation Field this spring. They also completed the Red Hills International CIC*, Fair Hill International CIC*, and Bromont CCI*.
  • Alexandra Tett and Daniel L. Warrington’s Hawk’s Cay, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Washington x Terra). This young partnership placed fifth at Pine Top in February and completed the Carolina International CIC*, Fair Hill International CIC*, and Virginia CCI*.


Carson Richards and Fernhill Mr. Cool for Area III. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Area III

  • Ivie Cullen-Dean and Michael Dean’s Five-Star, a 6-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. The pair moved up to Preliminary at the start of the season, earning several top-ten placings and completing both the CIC* at Red Hills International and the CCI* at Ocala International this spring.
  • Gigi Hogan and her own Samba Dromo (Sandro HIT x Sweatheart), an 8-year-old Oldenburg gelding. Gigi and Samba Dromo earned several top-ten placings at the Preliminary level this spring, including third place at May-Daze. They also completed both the Carolina International CIC* and Ocala International CCI*.
  • Maddie McElduff and Bailey S. Moran’s Loughnatousa Caislean (Lucky Vailer x Loughnatousa Bell), a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. This pair most recently came in 10th at the Ocala International CCI* and earlier this spring completed the Carolina International CIC* and Red Hills International CIC*.
  • Carson Richards and Clara Richards’ Fernhill Mr. Cool or Julie Richards’ Sandhills Brillaire. Carson and Fernhill Mr. Cool, an 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse Gelding, will return to NAJYRC for a second time after completing both the Red Hills International CIC* and Ocala Jockey Club International CCI* on their dressage score earlier this spring. Sandhills Brillaire (Staccato x Sandhills Glimmer), a 14-year-old Thoroughbred mare, and Carson placed 12th in the CIC* at Red Hills International and 11th at the Ocala Jockey Club CCI*. Richards may only compete one horse, and may choose which one after the first horse inspection.
  • Magdalena Valenti and Jenna Schildmier’s Romolo’s Friar, an 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. This spring they earned several top-ten placings at the Preliminary level, including first place at Paradise Farm on their dressage score, and also completed the Ocala International CCI* in April.


Arden Stephens and Ultra T for Area V. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Area V

  • Adriana Beruvides and Julie Norman’s Consensus (Contucci x Miss Me Not), a 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. The pair earned third place in the Preliminary at MeadowCreek Park and finished ninth in the Ocala International CCI* this spring.
  • Jane Cook and her own Monatrea Xavier, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Riyalan x Montrea Jane). This team has earned several top-three placings at the Preliminary level this spring, including first place at Texas Rose Horse Park and Holly Hill.
  • Kit Ferguson and Yoshi (Chant de Parx x Destiny), her own 19-year-old Holsteiner mare. Kit and Yoshi earned several top-ten finishes this spring and will come into NAJYRC after a first place in the CCI* at Colorado Horse Park.
  • Ryan Hall and Tina Hall’s Graceland's Liebchen, a 7-year-old Warmblood mare (Libero Star x Ritterspron). Together this pair moved up to Preliminary at the start of the season, placing ninth at Rocking Horse, sixth at Texas Rose Horse Park, and completing the CCI* at Texas Rose Horse Park in eighth place.
  • Arden Stephens and Ultra T (Ustinov x Wiriomf), her own 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding. These two have been competing at the Intermediate/Preliminary level this spring, placing fourth at Poplar Place and fifth at Midsouth.
  • Mckinsey Wickman and her own Dassett Profile, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. This pair won the Junior Training division at the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) before moving up to Preliminary, and have since earned several top-ten placings and finished second in the Texas Rose Horse Park CCI*, adding just two seconds of cross-country time to their dressage score.


Katie Canario and Ringwood Little Imp for Area VI. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Area VI

  • Katie Canario and her own Ringwood Little Imp (Master Imp x Commer Queen), an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. The pair placed seventh in the Intermediate at Fresno County Horse Park in February and fourth at the same event in April. Most recently they finished in second in the Preliminary division at The Spring Event at Woodside.
  • Isabella Dowen and Lasse 73 (Lordanos x Georgiana), her own 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding. Isabella and Lasse 73 placed sixth in the CCI* at Twin Rivers and fifth in the CIC* at Fresno County Horse Park this spring.
  • Mallory Hogan and her own Clarissa Purisima, a 9-year-old Holsteiner mare (Limmerick I x Briza). Most recently, Mallory and Clarissa won the Preliminary Challenge Rider division at The Spring Event at Woodside. Earlier this spring, they placed fourth in the JYOP at Twin Rivers.
  • Kaley Sapper and Tuscan Sun, her own 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Midnight Royalty x C Alyssa). This pair completed their first Intermediate at Twin Rivers earlier this spring, finished seventh in the CIC* at Galway Downs in March, and most recently finished the Preliminary division at The Spring Event at Woodside in seventh place.
  • Sophie Tice and James Alliston’s Mojo (Private Talk x Meaux), a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. Sophie and Mojo started the season by earning second place in the Preliminary division at Twin Rivers, followed by a fifth-place finish on their dressage score in the CIC* at Galway Downs. They recently finished in seventh in the Preliminary Rider division at The Spring Event at Woodside.
  • Delaney Vaden and her own Redroxx Jazzman, a 12-year-old American Warmblood gelding (Bud Lite x Jiwani Dancer). They have been competing at the Intermediate level this spring, coming in third place at Galway Downs and second place at Twin Rivers.


Alexandra Baugh and Ballingowan Pizazz for Area VIII. RedBayStock.com Photo.

Area VIII

  • Alexandra Baugh and Altorac Farm’s Ballingowan Pizazz (OBOS Quality x Rocklea), a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. This pair finished fourth in the NAJYRC CH-J* last year, and this spring has secured wins in the Intermediate divisions at Pine Top and May-Daze and also placed fourth in the Ocala International CCI*.
  • Brooke Burchianti and Karin B. Burchianti’s Eternal Hope (The Badger’s Comin x Unannounced), a 9-year-old Thoroughbred mare. Brooke and Eternal Hope earned top-10 placings in the Preliminary divisions at CDCTA, Loudoun Hunt Pony Club, and MCTA earlier this spring, and most recently completed the Virginia CCI*.
  • Liza Ragan and her own and Meredith Krupp’s The Perfect Storm MK (Comet Shine x Danse Don’t Flight), a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. This pair is returning to NAJYRC for the second time after placing third in the Preliminary division at Sporting Days Farm and fifth in the Intermediate/Preliminary division at May-Daze this spring.
  • Avery Whisman and Stonewall Jackson, his own 9-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Rock Hard Ten x Joyous Song). Avery and Stonewall Jackson have earned several top-three placings at the Preliminary level this spring and finished in eighth place in the CCI* at Virginia.
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