Riders Announced for the Fall 2004 USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic Series

US Dressage Federation


The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the riders who have been chosen to participate in the Fall 2004 Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic Series with Conrad Schumacher. The clinic series is supported by The Dressage Foundation. 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 their 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 Dynamite Dressage Stables in Scottsdale, AZ, October 1-3 are Vanessa Simon, 17, and her 9-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Que Cir Que; Vicki Idnani, 20, riding Mathews, a 10-year-old KWPB gelding owned by Reena Idnani; Reena Idnani, 15, riding her 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Levant; Nicole Roach, 21, riding LeFire, her 11-year-old Holsteiner; Aryn Taylor, 15, riding Beax Pas June, a 12-year-old Holsteiner mare owned by Robert Taylor; Crystalyn Hoffman, 17, riding Diamo 10, her 13-year-old Westfalen gelding; Ali Stephens, 16, riding Chino, her 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding; and Marissa Demers, 16, riding Trouvere, her 7-year-old Trakehner gelding.

The USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL, October 4-6, will feature Mimi Stanley, 15, riding PR Merrylegs, an Arabian-cross gelding owned by C.A. and Karla Stanley; Jordan Meadows, 17, riding Lerro, her 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Laura Eckart, 19, riding Dirigint, her 9-year-old Westfalen gelding; Kathryn Fleming, 20, riding Osado IV, her 17-year-old Andalusian stallion; Emily Dutton Craig, 21, riding Thanks a Bunch, her 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding; Julia Warstler, 13, riding Zippity-Do-Da, her 10-year-old New Forest Pony gelding; Heather McCarthy, 20, riding Wella, her 10-year-old Hannoverian mare, and Kaitlyn Hamilton, 18, riding Novembrie, her 9-year-old KWPN gelding.

Participants in the October 9-11 USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic at Bear Creek Farm in Woodinville, WA, are Natalie Perry, 18, riding Rubina, her 13-year-old Westfalen mare; Meghan Fisher, 20, riding Rock Poet, her 8-year-old Oldenburg gelding; Taryn Yates, 18, riding Orisis, her 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare; Andrea Lucianna, 21, riding Rusti, her 8-year-old Hungarian Warmblood gelding; Whitney Bard, 19, riding Picasso, her 10-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding; Jessy Hartzell, 15, riding Newman, her 9-year-old Dutch-cross gelding; Keri Legg, 17, riding American Graffetti, an 18-year-old Appaloosa/Thoroughbred cross gelding, owned by Brook Irving; and Lindsey Anderson, 21, riding Intrepid, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Lyn Anderson.

The USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic at Stargate Sport Horses in Bartonville, TX, October 15-17, will feature Andreanna Stucker, 18, riding Poetry in Motion, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Carolyn Kotila; Faith Morris, 15, riding Mentor, her 10-year-old KWPN gelding; Mystere Mays, 16, riding Chekov, her 9-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding; Christina Matz, 17, and Piero, a 9-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Nancy and Jack Matz; Alexis Schwartz, 13, and Hertilas, a 13-year-old Sachsen Anhalt, owned by M-Pak, Inc.; Chelsea Braman, 18, riding Lakota, her 11-year-old KWPN gelding; Amanda Garrett, 18, and Great Experience, her 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding; and Sarah Christy, 20, riding Rockstar D.C., her 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding.

Riders in the October 20-22 USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic at Gleneden Dressage Stables in Bedford, NY, are Cassie Martin, 18, and PRF Imperial Black Rex, a 12-year-old Percheron cross, owned by Rose Mordasky; Alexandra Diczok, 19, and Cassian, her 10-year-old Westfalen gelding; Katherine Norkus, 17, and Nobility, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood owned by Linda Leighton; Elisabeth Austin, 20, and Oliver, an 8-year-old KWPN stallion owned by Madeline Austin; Ashley Peterson, 17, and Augustus, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood owned by Christine Peterson; Ana DiGironimo, 14, and Cadanz, her 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Jocelyn Wiese, 16, and Chopin, her 12-year-old KWPN gelding; and Christina Jahl, 18, and Mango, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood owned by Lynn Jahl.

Participants in the final USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic of the season, October 23-25, at Saddlebrook Equestrian Center in Calera, AL, are Lauren Turk, 15, and Sir Marcella, a 13-year-old Thoroughbred owned by MiMi Peters; Lindsay Koffler, 20, and Alfredo, a 13-year-old Hanoverian owned by Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Koffler; Jodie Kelly, 21, riding Manhattan, her 10-year-old KWPN gelding; Stacy Gormley, 20, and Fidelis 9, her 8-year-old Rhinelander gelding; Grace Franz, 14, and Top Gun, her 10-year-old Andalusian/Thoroughbred cross; Jessie Ely, 18, and Nike, her 14-year-old American Warmblood mare; Andrea Chamberlin, 19, riding Aurora Rip It, her 9-year-old Danish Warmblood mare, and Noel Williams, 16, riding Paramount 7, a 10-year-old Westfalen gelding owned by Roberta Williams.

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 Fall 2004 USDF Advanced Young Rider and Junior Rider Clinic Series, contact Sheila Forbes, USDF director of programs, at (859) 271-7879 or at sforbes@usdf.org, or visit www.usdf.org/Programs/AdvancedYoungRider/index.asp.

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 www.usdf.org, e-mail usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.
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