Articles: Press Release
Close Competition in the NAL Standings
Marty Bauman (508) 698-6810, email@example.com
Annville, PA— February 9, 2001—High Meadows Mambo No. 5, last year’s winner
of the inaugural North American League (NAL) Pony Jumper Finals, held at the
Pennsylvania National Horse Show, is once again making headlines. The
14.2-hand Belgian Warmblood leads the way in the Eastern Division of the
2001 NAL standings. The standings include points calculated through Feb. 2.
The 11-year-old, owned by Kathleen Scott, Brookfield, WI, has
368 points, just ahead of High Meadows Mack The Knife, ridden by her younger
sister, Kasandra Scott with 206 points.
High Meadows Mambo No. 5, who was imported by Scott’s trainer
Alex Jayne, also stands second in the Western Division with 100 points, just
12 points behind Claire Rozran and Chocolate Chip.
Claire Rozran also holds the lead in the Western Children’s
Jumper standings with Magic Rules, a former grand prix mount for Jayne’s
daughter, Maggie. Rozran and the bay, Thoroughbred gelding have accrued 524
points to second-placed Crestwood Anonymous and Megan Daniels, who currently
have 480 points.
In the Eastern Children’s Jumper standings, Surprisingly So and Ashley
Tomberg lead the way with 850 points over Kentucky-based Raid and Sarah
Fishback with 815.
In the Eastern Adult Jumper Division, Kimberly Jungherr and
Curious George have already amassed 1,400 points to hold a solid lead over
Aja Covell aboard her Sugar Bear, with 1,210 points.
Troy Linback, Mudelein, IL, husband of top amateur-owner jumper
rider Laura Linback, stands on top of the Western Adult Jumper Division.
Together, he and Caravelle have accrued 729 points. Lauren Shone and Gandalf
are second with 610 points.
In the hunter divisions, Cool Under Fire and Lisa A.H. Cudahy,
Milwaukee, WI, stand on top of the Eastern Adult Division with 808 points.
Preferred Stock and Charlene Graham, Clarence, NY, hold second with 780
In the Western Adult Division, two Illinois-based riders lead
the way. Jessica Ianello, Lake Forest, with Talisker stands on top with 583
points to Janet Priesz, Crystal Lake with Nuance who have 474 points.
Another Illinois rider holds first place in the Western Children
’s Hunter Division--Jenna Vanerstrom, Lake Forest, has 596 points with Safe
Value. She’s just ahead of Anna Schierholz and Paparazzi, who have 540
In the Eastern Children’s Hunter Division, Laura Van den Berg, Winter Park,
FL, holds a commanding lead of 1,230 points with her Snapdragon. Take A
Chance and Lauren Widner are in second with 1,020 points.
Riders need not be members of the NAL to compete in any
qualifying classes, but only current members will earn points toward
year-end finals. The annual fee is $20 per rider. Membership must be
received at the League Office, within 10 days of the completion of an event
for points from that event to count.
Riders may join at a show with the show secretary for points from that show
to count, however exhibitors are encouraged to mail the application
themselves. For more information and a list of qualifying competitions,
please see the Ryegate Show Services website at www.Ryegate.com.
The finals for all sections will be held during the Pennsylvania National
Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, during the month of October. In addition to
earning points to qualify for the finals, the NAL also offers Regional Shows
where riders can qualify for the finals based on their performance in the
The following shows have accepted the invitation to be a NAL Regional Show:
Zone 1: Vermont Summer Festival (Sugarbush Horse Show) – August 1-5,
Waitsfield, VT; Zone 2: Quentin Riding Club Fall Horse Show - August
30-September 3, Quentin, PA; Zone 3: Biltmore Summer Classic II - July
18-22, Asheville, NC; Zone 4: Chateau Elan Summer - August 24-26,
Braselton, GA; Zone 5: Blue Grass Festival - August 15-19, Lexington, KY.
Upcoming shows, along with specifications for all the North American League
classes, are available on the web at www.ryegate.com, or by contacting the
league office by phone at 717-867-5643 or by fax at 717-832-0778 for more