Articles: Press Release
Maggie Jayne Wins Hunter Seat Equitation Final
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Maggie Jayne, 18, of Elgin, Illinois, defeated a field of 259 of the
nation's top junior riders to win the 2002 USA/Pessoa National Hunter Seat
Medal Final held Sunday, October 13, at the Pennsylvania National in
George Morris of Pittstown, NJ, and Kip Rosenthal of Brewster, NY, judged
this year's championship. The championship was decided after three rounds
of competition and judged on equitation, the rider's ability to ride their
horses with control, competency and compatibility.
The USA/Pessoa Hunter Seat Equitation Medal is a coveted USA Equestrian
prize and proves to be a significant stepping-stone for international
competitions as 30% of past winners have gone on to represent the U.S.
internationally. This year over a thousand Hunter Seat Equitation Medal
qualifying classes were held at USA Equestrian recognized horse shows
through out the country, resulting in approximately 400 young riders
qualifying for this event.
Maggie Jayne adds her name to the Adrian Van Sinderen Memorial Trophy,
joining famous winners from the past including Victor Hugo-Vidal, George
Morris and Katie Monahan-Prudent. This year's winner received a special
keeper trophy, a Triple Crown Custom horse cooler, a Pessoa saddle and a
Mountain Horse Classic Rider Jacket.
- 1. Maggie Jayne, Elgin, IL
- 2. Katie Gardner, Westlake Village, CA
- 3. Derek Braun, Ocala, FL
- 4. Kathryn Volk, Blissfield, MI
- 5. Allison LaJoie, Laguna, CA
- 6. Lara Gay, Ridgefield, CT
- 7. Katelyn Denby, Somers, CT
- 8. Michael R. Morrissey, Bradenton, FL
- 9. Clara Linder, Cincinnati, OH
- 10. Whitney Hollinger, Medfield, MA
- 11. Kate Landau, Purchase, NY
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