WINS 2001 BET/AHSA NATIONAL JUNIOR JUMPER CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD MEDAL
AS ZONE 3 TAKES TEAM TITLE
USA Equestrian (formerly
AHSA) announced today that Jonathan Phillips from
Potomac, MD, riding Jewel's Idiam won the 2001 BET/AHSA National Junior
Jumper Championships at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show October 13,
2001. The 2001 BET/AHSA Individual National Junior Jumper Championship
held in two phases on the 11th and the 13th after which the Overall
Individual National Junior Jumper Champion was decided. This championship
is also a USA Junior Olympics - Equestrian Event.
Phillips, 18, beat
a field of 26 riders over Richard Jeffery's course to
take the title and $5,000 purse ahead of Morgan Faith from Wayzata, MN,
Cohiba, owned by Winston Stables. The defending champion, Maggie Jayne
West Palm Beach, FL., on Kinda Blue, owned by Alex R. Jayne took the bronze
The BET/AHSA Prix
Des States Team Championship title was decided on October
12, 2001. The winning team was Zone 3 (MD, WV, VA, NC); Jonathan Phillips
(Jewel's Idiam); Evan Coluccio (Diejasper); Anna McKnight (Marina); Paige
Johnson (Dominique) on 4 faults.
Second place went to Zone 2 (NY, PA, NJ); Danielle Goldstein (Hendrix);
Michelle Pia (Inner Beauty); Meghan Moran (ZMAX); Georgina Bloomberg
(Calgary) on 8 faults.
Third place team was Zone 4 (AL, FL, GA, MS, SC, TN); Charlie Jayne
(Melbourne); Derek Braun (Mandella); Jennifer Urioste (Richochet); Maggie
Jayne (Kinda Blue) on 20 faults.
Fourth placed team was Zone 1 (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT); Cody Baird
(Orlandia); Lara Gay (Rio's Riccardi); Alexa Weeks (Amaral); Katelyn Denby
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
'70's. Winning team riders and the individual winner were awarded "keeper"
trophies as well as a Triple Crown Custom awards blanket. Scholarships
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 were awarded scholarship money with the first place
receiving $1,000; second place $800, third place $700. This year there
a three-way tie for fourth place with each rider receiving a scholarship
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.