2014 Markel/USEF Developing and Young Horse Championships

2014 Markel/USEF Developing and Young Horse Championships

Follow The Chronicle to the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., as we bring you all the action from these unique championships.

As a top Grand Prix rider aboard the U.S.-bred Paragon, Heather Blitz knows the importance of supporting breeders in her home country, so it was no surprise when she topped the 6-year-old division at the Markel/U.S. Equestrian Federation Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships aboard Ripline, a U.S.-bred Danish Warmblood stallion.
Bling and colorful shadbellys were abound at Lamplight. Check out a photo gallery!
Four national champions are crowned on Saturday despite a rain delay that kept the competition going until near dark.
With the nation's top young horses on display at the Markel/U.S. Equestrian Federation Developing and Young Horse Dressage Championships at the Lamplight Equestrian Center, The Chronicle took the opportunity to track down some top riders and ask them about their general thoughts on working with their future stars.

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