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Melissa Doddridge Wins 2008 USEF National Junior Hunter Championships -
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2008
By Stacey Meier
Lexington, KY- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) 2008
National Junior Hunter Championships-West Coast was conducted in three
phases over the course of two days. The first two phases, the Under
Saddle and the Handy Hunter, were held on August 12 and the third phase,
the Classic Round, was held on August 13.
The courses for the Classic Round and the Handy Hunter phase were both
beautiful and challenging, designed by Scott Starnes. This was the
first year that scores in the Classic and Handy Hunter have equal weight
in determining the overall Grand Champion.
Best Man, owned and ridden by Melissa Doddridge was the Grand Champion
of the 2008 USEF National Junior Hunter Championships-West Coast.
Doddridge also placed second in the Handy Hunter phase, fourth place in
the Under Saddle phase and a first place in the Classic round.
Aura, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cariston, ridden by Bretton Chad,
became the Overall Reserve Grand Champion and placed second in the Handy
Hunter phase. Chad also won second place in the Under Saddle phase along
with a first place in the Classic Round.
The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation(r) is to provide
for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the
of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a
foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare
of its human and equine athletes.