USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships Kick Off Today at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Mill Spring, N.C.—July 10, 2019—The first USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships of the year are set to kick off today with Zones 3 & 4 competing at Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina.

The USHJA congratulates the following athletes who are competing in the Championships: 

1.10m/1.15m Competitors

Zone 3 Children’s Competitors
•    Nicole Butchko, Dunn Loring, Va. 
•    Grace Hetherington, Great Falls, Va. 
•    Wyatt Morris, Grottoes, Va.
•    Peyton Preblick, Glen Allen, Va.
•    Audrey Rappaport, Raleigh, N.C.
•    Adison Rice, Wake Forest, N.C. 

Zone 4 Children’s Competitors
•    Audrey Blase, Roswell, Ga. 
•    Jack Dengler, Marietta, Ga.
•    Ella Domenicone, Alpharetta, Ga. 
•    Anne Douglas Hamiter, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
•    Naomi Hartman, Milton, Fla. 
•    Molly Hennemann, Lithia, Fla. 
•    Maggie Huffman, Mountain Brook, Ala. 
•    Delaney McDowell, Ocala, Fla. 
•    Avery Moore, Atlanta, Ga. 
•    Paige Myers, Plantation, Fla. 
•    Marley Parker, North Port, Ala. 
•    Helaina Pemberton, Aiken, S.C.
•    Ana Ramos, Ocala, Fla. 
•    Emily Schneider, Ridge Spring, S.C.
•    Lindsay Sheldon, Marietta, Ga. 
•    Luciano Sinibaldi, Hoover, Ala. 
•    Caterina Sinibaldi, Hoover, Ala. 
•    Sarah Steadman, Orlando, Fla. 
•    Harrison Taht, Duluth, Ga. 
•    Sara White, Pinecrest, Fla. 
•    Ansley Wright, Manalapan, Fla. 

Zone 3 Adult Amateur Competitors
•    Ellen Allred, Charlotte, N.C.
•    Anne Berg, Raleigh, N.C.
•    Laura Bishop, Washington, D.C. 
•    Melanie Ferrio-Wise, White Hall, Md. 
•    Diana Harris, Creedmoor, N.C.
•    Megan Kutcher, Fletcher, N.C. 
•    Juliette Landis, Daniels, W.V.
•    Alexis Mierzwa, Winchester, Va.
•    Avery Morgan, Waxhaw, N.C.
•    Kristina Moser, Charlottesville, Va. 
•    Charlotte Powers, Ashburn, Va.
•    Allison Sherwood, Yorktown, Va.
•    Maya Stolle, Davidson, N.C.
Zone 4 Adult Amateur Competitors 
•    Amy Hebert, Aiken, S.C.
•    Tinita Hughes, Athens, Ga. 
•    Anna Brett Hyde, Mountain Brook, Ala. 
•    Courtney Kelling, Marietta, Ga. 
•    Eileen O'Leary, Montverde, Fla. 
•    Madison Orr, Canton, Ga. 
•    Sara Williamson, Wellington, Fla. 

1.20m/1.25m Competitors

Zone 3 Junior Competitors
•    Maya Aryal, Fairfax, Va.
•    Haley Barnes, Charlotte, N.C.
•    Sophie Hauptmann, Cary, N.C.
•    Addison Reed, Mechanicsville, Va.
•    Annie Rich, Morgantown, W.V.

Zone 4 Junior Competitors
•    Celia Cram, Aiken, S.C.
•    Anissa Jessee, Tampa, Fla. 
•    Madison Jones, Longwood, Fla.
•    Grace Jordan, Cumming, Ga. 
•    Anna Marie Mayes, Memphis, Tenn. 
•    Natalie Pedley, Wellington, Fla. 
•    Lucy Reich, Mountain Brook, Ala. 
•    Cayman Szegda, Marietta, Ga. 

Zone 3 Amateur Competitors
•    Taylor Harpman, Manakin Sabot, Va
•    Janet Liu, Raleigh, N.C.
•    Dorothy Stroh, Fairfax Station, Va
•    Arianna Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C.
•    Dr. Lauren A. Zappitelli, Apex, N.C.

Zone 4 Amateur Competitors
•    Susan Fried, Macon, Ga. 
•    Ashley Ann Mc Gehee, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 
•    Mackenzie Mc Gehee, Jacksonville, Fla. 
•    Caroline Monaghan, Birmingham, Ala. 

1.30m/1.35m Competitors

Zone 3 Junior Competitors
•    Emma Pell, Winchester, Va.

Zone 4 Junior Competitors
•    Carly Dvorkin, Parkland, Fla. 
•    Hallie Rush, Prospect, Tenn. 

Zone 3 Amateur Competitors
•    Katlynn Butler, Mechanicsville, Va.
•    Kara Jones, Cornelius, N.C.
•    Angela Pollex, Troutman, N.C.
•    Judy Sutton, Maggie Valley, N.C.
•    Christina Webb, Bahama, N.C.

Zone 4 Amateur Competitors
•    Danielle Amico, Palm Harbor, Fla. 
•    Laurel Blakemore, Williston, Fla. 
•    Roberto Teran, Malabar, Fla.

Special thanks to our chefs d'equipe who are leading teams at the championships. Sandra Ruiz and Brooke Kemper are leading Zone 3 teams, and Kim Land, Shawn Russell and Megan Thiel are leading Zone 4 teams.

The jog, riders meeting and a competitors party will be held Wednesday, July 10 with the competition will kicking off with the First Individual Qualifier on Thursday, July 11. The Team Championships will be Friday, July 12, and Individual Championships will conclude on Saturday, July 13.

Individual gold medalists will receive a variety of awards from Essex Classics and FITS Riding in addition to a medal, a ribbon and a cooler, and the Adult Amateur individual gold medalist will also receive a pair of Parlanti paddock boots. 

Championship competitors will be recognized as 2019 USHJA Emerging Jumper Riders. During a special orientation session during the riders meeting, riders, trainers and parents will receive comprehensive information about how riders can advance through the sport to its highest levels. The session will specifically discuss the Show Jumping Athlete Pathway, a joint USHJA-US Equestrian effort that identifies and nurtures Jumping athletes as they advance through the sport to enhance future success for Olympic and international teams representing the United States.

At the conclusion of each Zone Jumper Team Championship, USHJA will recognize all individual medalists as 2019 Gold Star Emerging Jumper Riders by awarding them an exclusive 2019 Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider pin that can be worn at future competitions to distinguish them. At the same time, trainers of these riders will be recognized as 2019 Gold Star Jumper Coaches and will receive specialized pins that denote their title. Riders and trainers who receive the designation are also invited to attend one of the Gold Star Clinics.

Happening concurrently this week at Tryon are the inaugural USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships for qualified juniors, amateurs and professionals at 1.40/1.45m fence height.

For more information about the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships click here. For more information about the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program click here

USHJA extends its gratitude to all of our official sponsors, Charles Owen, CWD, Parlanti and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, and our award sponsors Essex Classics and FITS Riding, that make these programs possible.