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USA Equestrian
Team Independance Captures The Gold At Junior Dressage Team Championship

The 2003 USAE Junior Dressage Team Championship was held at the CDI***/Y Dressage at Devon, September 23 – 28, in Devon, Pennsylvania. Sponsored this year by Jeff & Shereen Fuqua’s Collecting Gaits Farm in Alpharetta, Georgia, this Championship showcased the top Junior dressage riders from across the country and was recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as an official USA Junior Olympic - Equestrian Event.

Complete results are as follows:

Gold Medal: TEAM INDEPENDENCE 63.151%

Emma Gaskell – FIGARO (Dutch Warmblood: G Ramiro Z – Zodoorna) (Cazenovia, NY)

Tyler Haney – PHOENIX (Holsteiner: Fleming – Ossina, by Caracas, bred by Hans-Peter Kroeger) (Boulder, CO)

Caitlin Masiel – MELVINA (Dutch Warmblood : Beau Le Mexico – Earthquake, by Wanroij) (Danville, CA)

Natalie Perry – RUBINA 65 (Westphalian : Royal Angelo I – Alexa, by Artwig, bred by Heinrich Freisfeld) (Poulsbo, WA)

Silver Medal: TEAM LIBERTY 61.858%

Kelsey Bullock – HIGHLANDER (Thoroughbred) (Danville, CA)

Jessica Kissel – NUMERIQUE (Dutch Warmblood: Dramiro – Monique) (Sheboygan, WI)

Suzanne LaPorte – WITTUS (Danish Warmblood: Weltloewe – Fleur) (Loxahatchee, FL)

Leigh Romano – DOMINO’S JONGLEUR (Dutch Warmblood: Flemmingh - Edelweis , by Nimmerdor) (Boulder, CO)

Bronze Medal: TEAM FREEDOM 60.185%

Jennifer Dainer – GABLE (Hanoverian/Thoroughbred: Grundstein – Bolinas Broad, by *Charladouce) (Danville, CA)

Sarah Mason – CELESTIN (Danish Warmblood: Classic – Flutex) (Danville, CA)

Jocelyn Wiese – CHOPIN (Daimler – Belledonna) (Keene, NH)

Taryn Yates – ORISIS (NA Dutch Warmblood: Contango – Isis, bred by HHH Ranch Inc) (Lolo, MT)


1st: Suzanne LaPorte “WITTUS” 65.325%

2nd: Emma Gaskell “FIGARO” 63.864%

3rd: Caitlin Masiel “MELVINA” 63.658%

4th: Jennifer Dainer “GABLE” 62.129%

5th: Natalie Perry “RUBINA” 61.932%


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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