Region 2 Captures Dressage Team Gold Medal at the North
American Young Riders Championships, Presented by
State Line Tack
Mill Creek, IL August 9, 2002 The local riders of
Region 2 won the Dressage Team Gold Medal today at the 2002 North
American Young Riders Championships (NAYRC), presented by
State Line Tack, held at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL. This
is the first time Region 2 has taken top honors at the NAYRC since
Gold Medal Team consisted of: Lindsey Holcomb of Batavia, IL, riding
Chevriot, Lindsey Koffler of Lexington, KY on Alfredo, Martin Kuhn
of New Berlin, IL aboard Romulos and Jacqueline Paxton of Batavia,
OH and Sangmelima. The Region 2 team won convincingly with a total
score of 3809. Paxton helped the team accomplish their goal with
an outstanding score of 1367 and 70.103% and was thrilled with her
was the most fun I ever had in a test, said Paxton. I
worked so hard to get here and have a good test. The fact that it
happened at Young Riders makes it ten times better.
The silver medal went to Region 7 with a combined total score of
3773. Christina Beal of Fullbrook, CA on Artiste, Josslyn Chandler
of San Juan, CA riding Domani, Natalie Hamilton of Murrieta, CA
and Donnerworth and Leahe Webb of Temecula, CA aboard Hugo made
up the second place team.
Region 3 received the bronze with Brittain Knight of Greensboro,
NC and Diodor, Nicole Levy of Ft. Meyers, FL riding Korrado Krista
Peek of Rosewell, GA and Legatto and Courtney Raiser of Liburn,
GA on Pegasus receiving a team score of 3672.
the Show Jumping Championship Division, the first Individual qualifying
competition took place and local rider Maggie Jayne and Jubulent
finished on top. Two Canadians rounded out the top three with Carly
Campbell-Cooper of Ontario, CAN riding Rex Get Busy finishing second
and Elliott Stone also of Ontario, CAN aboard Freestyle coming in
NAYRC is the premier competition for young riders in the three Olympic
disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and three-day eventing. Riders,
ages 16 through 21 are eligible to compete in this USA Junior Olympic
the NAYRC will host the fourth annual Mills Team Challenge, a dressage
competition a dressage competition for young riders with disabilities
who range from 16-25 years of age. The event is organized by the
National Disabilities Sports Alliance (NDSA), the national governing
body for equestrian sports for riders with disabilities.
North American Young Riders Championships began in 1974 as
an eventing challenge between the United States and Canada in Jokers
Hill, Ontario. Canada swept all three team medals in the competition
that was then known as the North American Junior Team Championships.
A dressage championship was added in 1981, and since that year the
Championships have been recognized by the FEI and are conducted
in accordance with FEI General Regulations. Show jumping made its
debut in 1982 in British Columbia, when the first complete Championships
were held. In 1985, the competition landed at Tempel Farms in Old
Mill Creek, Illinois, setting the stage for their continuing support
of the Championships.
competition continues through Sunday. Admission is $7.00 a day,
or $18.00 for a three-day pass and tickets for Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday are available at the gate. For further information, please
call (847) 244-9207.