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USA Equestrian
Garone Wins Saddle Seat Medal Finals

Devon Garone, 17, of Richmond, NH, was crowned champion of the 2002 USA Saddle Seat Medal Finals, held November 23, as part of the UPHA/American
Royal National Championship Horse Show in Kansas City, MO.

Garone topped the class of 35 entries with the reserve championship going to Dakota Willimon of Simpsonville, KY. The class was judged by Maria Gilman of Land O' Lakes, FL, Lynn Harvey-McNamara of Wethersfield, CT, and Marilyn Macfarlane of Simpsonville, KY. As champion Garone will have her name engraved on the Adrian Van Sinderen trophy and Helen K. Crabtree Perpetual Bronze. Champion and reserve each received embroidered coolers, leather halters for their horses and a bouquet of roses.

Results are as follows:
Champion: Devon Garone, Richmond, NH
Reserve Champion: Dakota Willimon, Simpsonville, KY
3rd: Ashley Alden, Barrington, IL
4th: Caroline Gillespie, Wichita, KS
5th: Lucinda Hartley, Elizabethtown, KY
6th: Tasha Rose Sandler, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
7th: Alexandra Flynn, Tampa, FL
8th: Jessica Saft, Cumming, GA
9th: Betty Cox, Danville, KY
10th: Sarah Taylor, Davison, MI

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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