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USA Equestrian
Billy Worthington Wins 2002 Pony Jumper National Championship
Zone 5 Wins Team Championship

Billy Worthington, 12, of Averill Park, New York was the winner of the 2002 Pony Jumper National Championship, individual competition, which has been named as a USA Junior Olympic - Equestrian event. Riding Marjorie Ritzer's Byrnadette, he bested the field of riders from across the nation to take top honors in the individual competition. Billy also displayed the best classical jumping style during the three days of competition and was honored with the Short Stop Perpetual Trophy donated by Bill Moroney for the Style Award. As the individual champion, Billy was awarded the Swan Creek Farm Perpetual Trophy donated by Bill Moroney in honor of Alvin and Patsy Topping, Todd Minikus children's jumping saddle from Verhan Saddlery, a Triple Crown Custom Cooler, a bucket with samples of Bickmore Health and Leather Care Products, and a vest donated by Romfh Equestrian Apparel.

Gold Medal - Billy Worthington of Averill Park, NY riding Byrnadette, owned by Marjorie Ritzer
Silver Medal - Rebecca Young of Kirkland, IL rider and owner of Simply Irresistable
Bronze Medal - Ashley Bremerman of Silver Spring, MD rider and owner of Gallant Candy Kiss

Zone 5 riders rose to the occasion to take the top spot in the 2002 Pony Jumper National Championship team competition, sponsored by Salamandar Farm. Rebecca Young, 13 of Kirkland, Illinois, riding Simply Irresistable, Morgan Kennedy, 12, of Petoskey, Michigan, riding Tiger Lilly, Elizabeth Solch, 12, of Cincinnati, Ohio, riding Sapphire, and Ryan Sassmannshausen, 10, of St. Charles, Illinois, riding TNT brought home the gold in this USA Junior Olympic-Equestrian competition and were awarded the Willow Grove Farm Perpetual Trophy donated by Bill Moroney in honor of his parents, Edward and Lorraine Moroney.

Gold Medal Team - Zone 5
Silver Medal Team - Zone 2
Bronze Medal Team - Zone 4

USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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