and Dainer Win Dressage Seat Medal Finals
Laity-DAgostino and Jennifer Dainer topped their respective
age divisions in the inaugural USAE Dressage Seat Medal Finals,
hosted by the Northeast Junior/Young Rider Dressage Championships,
August 15 17, in Darien, CT. Both winners were competing
on borrowed horses.
winners in each division will have their names inscribed on The
Hart Perpetual Trophy. Kelsey Laity-DAgostino received a
saddle, donated by Amerigo, for having the overall highest score
in the competition.
qualified for the Finals by winning either Champion or Reserve
Champion in the semi-finals, held at each of the nine USDF Regional
Championships last year. The Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Final classes
will once again be held at this years Regional Championships,
and will qualify the top two finishers in each Region for the
2004 Dressage Seat Medal Finals, to be held in Lexington, KY,
in September 2004.
& Under Division:
Kelsey Laity-DAgostino of Camarillo, CA. Score 77.76
CHAMPION: Julia Warstler of Dryden, MI, riding Zippity-Do-Da.
Jennifer Dainer of Danville, CA. Score 76.53
CHAMPION : Trae La Porte of Loxahatchee, FL, riding Fleetwood.
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.