Articles: Press Release
BILLY WORTHINGTON WINS 2002 PONY JUMPER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
ZONE 5 WINS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
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Billy Worthington, 12, of Averill Park, New York was the winner of the 2002
Pony Jumper National Championship, individual competition, which has been
named as a USA Junior Olympic - Equestrian event. Riding Marjorie Ritzer's
Byrnadette, he bested the field of riders from across the nation to take top
honors in the individual competition. Billy also displayed the best
classical jumping style during the three days of competition and was honored
with the Short Stop Perpetual Trophy donated by Bill Moroney for the Style
Award. As the individual champion, Billy was awarded the Swan Creek Farm
Perpetual Trophy donated by Bill Moroney in honor of Alvin and Patsy
Topping, Todd Minikus children's jumping saddle from Verhan Saddlery, a
Triple Crown Custom Cooler, a bucket with samples of Bickmore Health and
Leather Care Products, and a vest donated by Romfh Equestrian Apparel.
Gold Medal - Billy Worthington of Averill Park, NY riding Byrnadette, owned
by Marjorie Ritzer
Silver Medal - Rebecca Young of Kirkland, IL rider and owner of Simply
Bronze Medal - Ashley Bremerman of Silver Spring, MD rider and owner of
Gallant Candy Kiss
Zone 5 riders rose to the occasion to take the top spot in the 2002 Pony
Jumper National Championship team competition, sponsored by Salamandar Farm.
Rebecca Young, 13 of Kirkland, Illinois, riding Simply Irresistable, Morgan
Kennedy, 12, of Petoskey, Michigan, riding Tiger Lilly, Elizabeth Solch, 12,
of Cincinnati, Ohio, riding Sapphire, and Ryan Sassmannshausen, 10, of St.
Charles, Illinois, riding TNT brought home the gold in this USA Junior
Olympic-Equestrian competition and were awarded the Willow Grove Farm
Perpetual Trophy donated by Bill Moroney in honor of his parents, Edward and
Gold Medal Team - Zone 5
Silver Medal Team - Zone 2
Bronze Medal Team - Zone 4
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is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of
dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and
vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian
competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the
Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800
competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of
competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and
technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport
in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from
the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe
competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be
the best national equestrian federation in the world.