North Salem, N.Y.—Jul. 31
The best of North America’s youth dressage riders took on Old Salem Farm in the FEI Junior Team championship during the first day of the Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships, which runs July 31-Aug. 4.
Region 4, comprised of Hannah Thiher , Maggie Elsbernd, Averi Allen and Nicolas Beck took home gold with a team total of 203.18. Jori Dupell, riding Fidertanz as an individual for Region 6, had the highest score of the day with a 72.66 percent.
Day 2 will include the dressage young rider team competition, and jumpers of all levels will compete over a speed course.
Spectators lined the dressage ring as Abby Fodor and Ritter Benno represented Region 1 during the dressage junior team final. Tori Repole Photo
Just a midday schooling.
Young rider participant Anna Weniger and Claudius walked the beaten path at Old Salem Farm.
Marilie Roy and Sam By Guert brought some flair to the FEI junior team test for team Quebec/Nova Scotia. Kieran Paulsen Photo
Day 1 of the 2019 North American Youth Championships went to the dressage riders.
Abby Fodor’s Ritter Benno got a kiss on the nose after representing Region 1. Tori Repole Photo
Emma Teff rode the 8-year-old Andalusian gelding, Ugo JV, for Region 1 in the FEI junior team test. Kieran Paulsen Photo
A day filled with smiles, pats and hugs. Tori Repole Photo
Dennesy Rogers celebrated with loved ones after finishing in the top 10 of the junior individual rankings aboard Chanel. Tori Repole Photo
Alison Nemeth and Dafoe had their game faces on for Region 1 in the FEI junior team test. Kieran Paulsen Photo
Dennesy Rogers gave the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood mare Chanel a pat after earning a 70.06 percent to finish fourth in the junior rankings. Tori Repole Photo
When the whole team shows up. Tori Repole Photo
On Day 1 of the 2019 North American Youth Championships, Hannah Thiher, Maggie Elsbernd, Averi Allen and Nicolas Beck earned team gold for Region 4. Region 2 (Maggie Tifft, Katie Teehan, Missy McGinn and Annelise Klepper) and Region 9 (Sydney Lipar, Gage Miles, Skye Simpson and Emma Claire Stephens) closed out the podium placings, respectively. Tori Repole Photo
Tessa Holloran thanked Cramique Kerguelen after their ride for Region 8. Kieran Paulsen Photo
Not a bad way to end the day for Averi Allen and Superman!