Articles: Press Release
USA Zone 1 Wins Show Jumping Team Gold Medal
Beth Gold or Marty Bauman, (847) 244-7249 or
or HallieMcEvoy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wadsworth, IL - August 10, 2001 - The USA Zone 1 (New England) show jumping
team won the Gold Medal at the 2001 North
American Young Riders’ Championships (NAYRC), Presented by State Line Tack,
at Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, IL.
The Gold Medal Team, coached by Jimmy Doyle, consisted of Ashley Baker of
Greenwich, CT on Beaucoup; Amanda Baird of Greenwich, CT on Poleander;
Katelyn Denby of Somers, CT on Leonardo; and Sarah Willeman of Hamilton, MA
on Lapeti. They totaled 12.00 faults through two rounds (with best three
scores of each round counting) to outdistance the team from Canada-Ontario
that finished second with a score of 24.00. The Bronze Medal went to the
USA Zone 2 team (NY-NJ) with a score of 32.00.
Emily Williams of Loveland, OH (USA Zone 5) maintained her lead in race for
the individual Gold by completing the two rounds with a total of no jumping
and 1.00 time faults on Oyster. She leads with a score of 0.00 and is
followed by Ashlee Bond of Calabassas, CA on Pablo with a score of 0.91.
The individual medals in show jumping, as well as in dressage and eventing,
will be determined on Sunday.
In the junior jumping championship, USA Zone 10 (west coast) won the Gold
Medal with a team score of 9.00 faults. Canada-Quebec placed second with
30.00 and Canada-Ontario/Alberta was third with 55.00.
The NAYRC is the premier competition for young riders, age 16 through 21, in
the Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing.
Many Olympic veterans such as Karen O’Connor, Mara Depuy and Greg Best began
their international careers at the NAYRC. The NAYRC is recognized as a USA
Junior Olympic- Equestrian event.
The broad range of nationalities and fierce competitors that attend the
Championships produce an Olympic-type atmosphere throughout the competition
week. For many riders, it is their first competition under Federation
Equestre Internationale (FEI) rules, and their initial experience of intense
The North American Young Riders’ Championships began in 1974 in Jokers Hill,
Newmarket, Ontario as an eventing challenge between the United States and
Canada. In 1985, the competition was held at Tempel Farms for the first
time. It has returned there 12 times since.
Tickets are available at the gate for Saturday and Sunday at a cost of $7.00
a day. For further information, please call (847) 244-9207.
Full results of all disciplines are available at the North American Young
Riders’ Championships website at www.youngriders.org.