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USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today the 2001 BET (Black
Entertainment Television) /AHSA National Junior Jumper Championships will be
held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show on October 11-13th, 2001. The
2001 BET/AHSA Individual National Junior Jumper Championship will be held in
two phases on the 11th and the 13th after which the Overall Individual
National Junior Jumper Champion will be named. The 2001 BET/AHSA National
Junior Jumper Prix des States Championship will be held and named on the
12th. The championships are also a USA Junior Olympics - Equestrian Event.

The name of the winning team is inscribed on the Frances Newbill Rowe
Memorial Trophy; named in honor of the top jumper trainer of the 1960's and
'70's. Winning team riders and the individual winner are awarded "keeper"
trophies as well as a Triple Crown Custom awards blanket. Scholarships are
also awarded, with the winning team receiving $750 each, the second place
team - $500 each and the third place team - $250 each. In addition,
individual winners are awarded scholarship money with the first place rider
receiving $1,000; second place $800, third place $700, fourth place $600,
fifth place $500 and sixth place $400.

Last year's individual winner was Maggie Jane riding Alex R. Jayne's Kinda
Blue. Riding for the Zone 1 winning team in 2000 were Jennifer Hannan of
Wakefield, RI, with Twist of Fate; Cody Baird of Greenwich, CT, on Orlandia;
Emily Bickford of Hingham, MA, aboard Mandella and Sarah Willeman of
Hamilton, MA, on Lapeti. The silver medal went to Zone 10 and the bronze to
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 77,000 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.

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