USDF Announces Spring Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic Participants

Dressage Press Release

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has announced the riders chosen for the Spring 2004 Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic Series with Conrad Schumacher. USDF junior/young riders riding at Third Level or above were invited to apply to ride in the clinics, which are limited to eight riders each. Participants were chosen on the basis of riding ability and accomplishments. Each clinic is a three-day, intensive learning program including private lessons and theory sessions. Auditors are welcome.

Riders for the USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic at Gleneden Dressage in Bedford, NY, April 2-4, are Katherine Napier, 19, of Painesville, OH, riding Kastella, a 12-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Lake Erie College in Ohio; Helen Renton, 18, of Riverside, CT, riding Mattimeo, an 8-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by David Renton; Laura Juniewicz, 20, of West Chester, PA, riding Cordon Bleu, a 14-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Connie Scholz; Meaghan Byrne, 18, of Beverly, MA, riding Kastor, her 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Alexandra Diczock, 19, of New York, NY, riding Cassian, her 9-year-old Westphalian gelding; Ashley Peterson, 17, of Oyster Bay Cove, NY, riding Marshmellow, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Lendon Gray; Christina Jahl, 18, of Phillipston, MA, riding Mango AA, her 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding; and Laura Noyes, 17, of Fallmouth, ME, riding Syncro, her 9-year-old Trakehner gelding.

The USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic at Mississippi View Farm in Sauk Rapids, MN, April 8-10, will include Toni Mahowald, 18, of Sartell, MN, riding Tucker, an 8-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Maryanne Mahowald; Katy Britt, 16, of Becker, MN, riding Carpri, an 11-year-old Oldenburg/Thoroughbred mare; Elizabeth Barclay, 19, of Andover, KS, riding Heaven Sent, her 15-year-old KWPN gelding; Lindsay Haugen, 18, of Ham Lake, MN, riding Rannoch, her 11-year-old Holsteiner mare; Kristen Brogden, 18, of New Gagan, MN, riding Secret Oberon, her 15-year-old Quarter Horse gelding; Ali Bammann, 19, of Sartell, MN, riding Mussorgsky, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Nancy Watkins; Cynthia Schafer, 18, of New Brighton, MN, Kaleidoscope, a 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Janet Schafer; and Sarah Mahowald, 14, of Sartell, MN, riding Ping Pong, a 15-year-old Oldenburg/Arab gelding owned by Lynn Tromborg.

Participants in the April 12-14 USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic at Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, IL, are Rebekah Burmann, 20, of Dryden, MI, riding Napell, her 19-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding; Heather McCarthy, 19, of Prairie Grove, IL, riding Wella, her 9-year-old Hannoverian mare; Kaitlyn Hamilton, 18, of Oxford, MI, riding Novembre, her 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Kathryn Fleming, 20, of New Berlin, IL, riding Ariba of Aslan, a 10-year-old Danish Oldenburg/Arabian mare owned by Ida (Pinky) Knoll; Hannah Pryce, 15, of Wexford, PA, riding Jonneke, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Lynn Pryce; Allie Nichols, 18, of Cincinnati, OH, riding Lexington, a 13-year-old ISR gelding owned by Cindy Nichols; Laura Eckart, 18, of Eagle, WI, riding Dirigent, her 9-year-old Westfalen gelding; and Lauren Sprieser, 19, of Bronxville, NY, riding Bellinger, her 12-year-old Trakehner gelding.

The USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic at Bear Creek Farm in Woodinville, WA, April 19-21, will include Chelsea Seburn, 17, of Greenleaf, ID, riding Rolex, her 9-year-old Rheinlander gelding; Taryn Yates, 18, of Lolo, MT, riding Orisis, her 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Adrienne Lyle, 19, of Pullman, WA, riding Miguel, her 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding; Laura Nixon, 20, of Missoula, MT, riding Fabian, her 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding; Lindsey Anderson, 20, of Orting, WA, riding Intrepid, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Lyn Anderson; Andrea Lucianna, 20, of Stanwood, WA, riding Rusti, her 8-year-old Hungarian gelding; Amanda Bobbett, 19, of West Richland, WA, riding Blizzard, her 17-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding; and Natalie Perry, 17, of Paulsbo, WA, riding Rubina, her 13-year-old Westfalen gelding.

Riders in the April 23-25 USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic at Autumn Hill International Equestrian Center in Longmont, CO, include Jessica Hunter, 16, of Jamestown, CO, riding Morganstern, a 9-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Virginia Carr; Tyler Haney, 15, of Boulder, CO, riding Phoenix, her 15-year-old Holsteiner gelding; Dawn White-O'Connor, 14, of Boulder, CO, riding Rusticus, a 9-year-old Westphalian owned by Aylin Corapcioglu; Kaitlin McAndrews, 18, of Boulder, CO, riding Avalon, her 12-year-old Thoroughbred mare; Haley Halasz, 16, of Parker, CO, riding Winchester, a 10-year-old ISR gelding owned by Janice Jaspars; Jessica Cranston, 15, Castle Rock, CO, riding Kasimir, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Maria Wasson; Vanessa Simon, 16, of Lakewood, CO, riding Que Cir Que, her 8-year-old Oldenburg gelding; and Leigh Romano, 18, Boulder, CO, riding Domino's Jongleur, her 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.

Participants in the last USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic of the season, April 30-May 2, at Hidden River Ranch in Corona, CA, are Rachel Gill, 19, of Danville, CA, riding Prodigy, her 7-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Emily Schnoor, 20, of Davis, CA, riding Cassius, a 27-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Susan Hoffman-Peacock; Kelsey Laity-D'Agostino, 15, of Camarillo, CA, riding Legacy, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by June Laity; Rachel Stuck, 20, of Davis, CA, riding Hobbes, her 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding; Susanna Wesson, 18, of Los Osos, CA, riding Chianti, her 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood/Thoroughbred gelding; Jennifer Danier, 16, of Danville, CA, riding Gable, her 15-year-old Hanoverian/Thoroughbred gelding; Claire Sweitzer, 18, of Los Gatos, CA, riding Roalty, her Dutch Warmblood gelding; and Ashlyn Littman, 18, of Agoura, CA, riding Chocolate Mousse, her 12-year-old Hessen gelding.

Conrad Schumacher is the clinician for the USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinics. From 1979 to 1989, Schumacher trained the European Young Rider Championship first-place teams and individual medal winners. At the 1996 Olympics, he coached Sven and Gonnelien Rothenberger to the Netherlands' silver team medal and Sven to his individual bronze medal. Schumacher trained young riders for the United States Equestrian Team from 1991 to 1995 and was the trainer of the British team at the 1998 World Equestrian Games. In all, Schumacher's students have won more than 40 international medals.

For more information about the Spring 2004 USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic Series, contact Sheila Forbes, USDF director of programs, at (859) 271-7879 or, or visit

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement, and the promotion of the sport of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit, e-mail, or call (859) 971-2277.
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