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USA Equestrian
Laity-D'Agostino and Dainer Win Dressage Seat Medal Finals

Kelsey Laity-D’Agostino 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.

The winners in each division will have their names inscribed on The Hart Perpetual Trophy. Kelsey Laity-D’Agostino received a saddle, donated by Amerigo, for having the overall highest score in the competition.

Competitors 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 year’s 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.


13 & Under Division:

CHAMPION: Kelsey Laity-D’Agostino of Camarillo, CA. Score 77.76

RESERVE CHAMPION: Julia Warstler of Dryden, MI, riding Zippity-Do-Da. Score 77.01

14 – 18 Division:

CHAMPION: Jennifer Dainer of Danville, CA. Score 76.53

RESERVE CHAMPION : Trae La Porte of Loxahatchee, FL, riding Fleetwood. Score 76.43

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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