Jayne Wins Hunter Seat Equitation Final
Jayne, 18, of Elgin, Illinois, defeated a field of 259 of the
nation's top junior riders to win the 2002 USA/Pessoa National
Hunter Seat Medal Final held Sunday, October 13, at the Pennsylvania
National in Harrisburg, PA.
Morris of Pittstown, NJ, and Kip Rosenthal of Brewster, NY, judged
this year's championship. The championship was decided after three
rounds of competition and judged on equitation, the rider's ability
to ride their horses with control, competency and compatibility.
USA/Pessoa Hunter Seat Equitation Medal is a coveted USA Equestrian
prize and proves to be a significant stepping-stone for international
competitions as 30% of past winners have gone on to represent
the U.S. internationally. This year over a thousand Hunter Seat
Equitation Medal qualifying classes were held at USA Equestrian
recognized horse shows through out the country, resulting in approximately
400 young riders qualifying for this event.
Jayne adds her name to the Adrian Van Sinderen Memorial Trophy,
joining famous winners from the past including Victor Hugo-Vidal,
George Morris and Katie Monahan-Prudent. This year's winner received
a special keeper trophy, a Triple Crown Custom horse cooler, a
Pessoa saddle and a Mountain Horse Classic Rider Jacket.
1. Maggie Jayne, Elgin, IL
2. Katie Gardner, Westlake Village, CA
3. Derek Braun, Ocala, FL
4. Kathryn Volk, Blissfield, MI
5. Allison LaJoie, Laguna, CA
6. Lara Gay, Ridgefield, CT
7. Katelyn Denby, Somers, CT
8. Michael R. Morrissey, Bradenton, FL
9. Clara Linder, Cincinnati, OH
10. Whitney Hollinger, Medfield, MA
11. Kate Landau, Purchase, NY
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.