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Dressage Festival of Champions day five

Final Titles Claimed at 2018 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions.

Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo (photo © SusanJStickle.com)

After several exciting days of competition, the festivities at the 2018 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions concluded on Sunday at the Lamplight Equestrian Center. Talented horse and skilled riding impressed the judges throughout the week. Miki Yang and Garden’s Sam, Craig Stanley and Habanero CWS, Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo, Sophia Schults and Samour M, and Dawn White-O’Connor and Bailarino took home the final five titles of the championship.

USEF Children Dressage National Championship

Miki Yang and Garden’s Sam won the USEF Children Individual Test to take home the win in the USEF Children Dressage National Championship. Yang (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) and Four Winds Farm’s 11-year-old New Forest Pony gelding had an active, flowing test to score 69.643% and win the title with an overall score of 69.020%. Averi Allen (Pleasant Hill, Mo.) and Lady Lilliana, Mary Adams’s nine-year-old Friesian Sporthorse mare, were the reserve champions, while Kylee Kment (Palmyra, Neb.) and Manatee, Jami Kment’s 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, placed third.

Overall Results

Miki Yang and Garden’s Sam – 69.020%

Averi Allen and Lady Lilliana – 67.633%

Kylee Kment and Manatee – 67.331%

Results: FEI Children Individual Test

Miki Yang and Garden’s Sam – 69.643%

Averi Allen and Lady Lilliana – 67.381%

Kylee Kment and Manatee – 66.905%

 

Markel/USEF Young Horse Six-Year-Old Dressage National Championship

The judges raved about the harmonious partnership of Craig Stanley (Madera, Calif.) and Habanero CWS (Idocus x Caliente DG), who won the division’s U.S.-Bred Award, in the USEF Six-Year-Old Final Test on Sunday. He and his home bred KWPN gelding produced impressive overall marks to add a second national championship to their accomplishments. They won the Markel/USEF Young Horse Six-Year-Old title with a combined score of 8.98. Angela Jackson (Henderson, Ky.) and Sandeman (Sir Donnerhall x Flora), Julie Cook’s Hanoverian gelding earned the Reserve National Championship, and Cesar Parra (White House Station, N.J.) and Sir Beckmann (Sir Donnerhall x Wichita), his Hanoverian gelding, placed third.

Overall Results

Craig Stanley and Habanero CWS – 8.98

Angela Jackson and Sandeman – 8.67

Cesar Parra and Sir Beckmann – 8.54

Results: USEF Six-Year-Old Final Test

Craig Stanley and Habanero CWS – 8.98

Alice Tarjan and Harvest – 8.56

Angela Jackson and Sandeman – 8.52

 

USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship

Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo led from start to finish to win the FEI Grand Prix Dressage National Championship. Jorst (Reno, Nev.) and Kastel Denmark’s 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion performed an exciting freestyle with difficult movements, such as pirouette into the piaffe, to earn a score of 73.650% and claim the overall title with a score of 70.098%. Nick Wagman (San Diego, Calif.) and Don John, Beverly Gepfer’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding, were the reserve champions, and Jennifer Schrader-Williams (Yelma, Wash.) and Millione, Millione Partners LLC’s 15-year-old Danish gelding, placed third. Schrader-Williams earned the Patsy Albers Award as the highest-placing rider in the Grand Prix division who previously represented the U.S. at the Adequan® FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North. The award provides financial support for continuing education and training.

Overall Results

Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo – 70.098%

Nick Wagman and Don John – 69.073%

Jennifer Schrader-Williams and Millione – 68.968%

Results: FEI Grand Prix Freestyle

Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo – 73.650%

Nick Wagman and Don John – 72.750%

Mette Rosencrantz and Marron – 70.850%

 

USEF Dressage Seat Medal Final 14-18

A strong field of 11 competitors demonstrated their equitation during rail and pattern work in hope of claiming top honors. Sophia Schults (St. Joseph, Mich.) scored an impressive 95.000% while riding Samour M, her eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding. Maya Miller earned the silver medal with Beringer, Ginny Crawford’s 12-year-old KWPN gelding, and Brynne Varvel took home the bronze with Big Indian Creek, her nine-year-old Morgan gelding.

Results: Medal Final Class for 14-18

Sophia Schults and Samour M – 95.000%

Maya Miller and Beringer – 92.00%

Brynne Varvel and Big Indian Creek – 90.000%

 

Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Dressage National Championship

Dawn White-O’Connor (Cardiff, Calif.) and Bailarino, Four Winds Farm’s 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding, members of the U.S. Dressage Development Program presented by The Red Husky Foundation, earned the Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Dressage National Championship. With an overall score of 68.635%, White-O’Connor won the first national title of her career. Alice Tarjan (Oldwick, N.J.) earned her second Reserve National Championship of the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, placing second with Candescent, Tarjan’s eight-year-old Hanoverian mare. Amy Lewis (Lemont, Ill.) and Sir Steinerman, Lewis’ 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding, placed third. The combination advanced from seventh in Friday’s FEI Intermediate II (Developing GP Championship) Test to place third in Sunday’s FEI Developing Horse Grand Prix Test. In addition, Sir Steinerman won the division’s U.S.-Bred Award.

Overall Results

Dawn White-O’Connor and Bailarino – 68.635%

Alice Tarjan and Candescent – 66.286%

Amy Lewis and Sir Steinerman – 64.069%

Results: FEI Developing Horse Grand Prix Test

Dawn White-O’Connor and Bailarino – 69.000%

Amy Lewis and Sir Steinerman – 65.078%

Emily Miles and Quantum Jazz – 65.047%