Finishers in the Six North American League Divisions Gear
Up to Compete at the Finals
PASeptember 16, 2002Another year of competition to determine
the qualifiers for the North American League (NAL) Finals at the
Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, October 10-19,
has come to a close.
the conclusion of the qualifying period, the top horse-and-rider
combinations from each of the six divisions-- Childrens Hunter,
Adult Hunter, Childrens Jumper, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper,
and Open Jumper--are eligible to compete at the Finals.
Conroy of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and her mount Joli Harmoni lead the
field in the Childrens Hunter division going into the Finals.
Harmoni easily won the top place in the standings, with almost 1,000
points more than second place finisher Percy MacMillan of Ponte
Vedra Beach, FL, who rode Blue Rose in the series. Lindsay Ianello
of Lake Forest, IL, and her mount, Classical, accumulated the most
points during the qualifying season to earn them the top position
in the Adult Hunter Division.
Weinert of Barrington Hills, IL, and her mount Luck Be A Lady swept
the Childrens Jumper standings by over 1,000 points safely
securing herself the lead in the standings and an invitation to
the Finals. In the Adult Jumper Division, Patty Van Housen of Mequon,
WI, and Ima Good 1-2 topped the field. In the Pony Jumper Division,
Medissa Rudershausen of Kennett Square, PA, rode her mount, Goldburg,
to the top of the standings. McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, accumulated
close to 3,000 more points than second place finisher Todd Minikus
of Loxahatchee, FL, in the Open Jumper Division.
qualifying period for the 2002 NAL Finals began September 1, 2001
and continued through August 31, 2002. NAL classes may be offered
by all USA Equestrian and CEF member shows who apply to the North
American League through Ryegate Show Services. In order to be eligible
to accumulate points and ride at the Finals, riders must also be
members of the North American League.
membership applications, class specifications, and a full list of
competitors eligible to compete in the NAL Finals at Harrisburg,
please visit www.ryegate.com.
For further information, please contact Ryegate Show Services at
(717) 867-5643, fax to (717) 867-2174, or email NAL@Ryegate.com.