2018 USEF Pony Jumper National Championships kick off with 8 USHJA Zones represented

Riders meeting held at USHJA. Credit: USHJA

Lexington, Ky. --- --Aug. 8, 2018 --- - Today, the USEF Pony Jumper National Championships kicked off with the riders meeting, which was held at the USHJA Headquarters. USHJA members from eight zones will compete for team and individual titles over the next three days of the Championships. 

USHJA congratulates and wishes luck to the following teams who are participating in the Championships:

USHJA Zones 1 & 9
  • Kiley Ahn, 14, Johnston, R.I., Rootbeer Float
  • Katharine Dade, 16, Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H., National Treasure
  • Lydia Philbrick, 15, Henniker, N.H., Raisin A Ruckus
  • Gigi Olsen, 16, Seattle, Wash., Cajun's Legend
  • Chef d'Equipe Gretchen Anderson
USHJA Zone 2
  • Molly Koczon, 13, Ringwood, N.J., Angel
  • Alice Nolen-Walston, 14, Landenberg, Pa., Wishlea Star Dasher
  • Devon Owen, 13, Franklin Lakes, N.J., EZ To Spot
  • Chef d'Equipe Donna Owen
USHJA Zones 3, 5 & 7
  • Ela Acevedo, 14, Lafayette, La., Mr. Worldwide
  • Trey Batts, 12, Hillsborough, N.C., Prince Oliver
  • Austin Bauman, 12, Woodstock, Ill., Miracles Happen
  • Isabella Cheers, 14, Shallotte, N.C., Park Avenue
  • Chef d'Equipe Kathy Newman
USHJA Zone 4
  • Trinity Beitler, 12, Coconut Creek, Fla., CafĂ© Mocha
  • Elizabeth Cram, 13, Aiken, S.C., Venice
  • Madison Kondracki, 11, New Smyrna, Fla., Magic Beans
  • Hallie Rush, 14, Lewisburg, Tenn., Sky Miles
  • Chef d'Equipe Katie Brown-Maxwell
USHJA Zone 10
  • Hannah Attar, 14, Pasadena, Calif., Rafale Des Mauvis
  • Sydney Flashman, 16, Pasadena, Calif., Focalize Dew Drop
  • Zacko Hardin, 12, New Cuyama, Calif., The Girl Next Door
  • Tabitha Okitsu, 15, South Pasadena, Calif., Spoot De La Jourlais
  • Chef d'Equipe Caroline Sterckx
  • Keely Bechtol, 16, Lexington, Ky., Lark's Magic
  • Taylor Brinsfield, 14, White Hall, Md., Sprite
  • Megan De Michele, 15, Aldie, Va., Gracie Lou
  • Nora Goldfarb, 16, Franklin, Tenn., Aluinn Denmark
  • Chef d'Equipe Richard Lamb       
National Team
  • Kaelyn Brennan, 15, Ocala, Fla., Rosscon Mr Whatson
  • Hannah Haines, 13, Fayetteville, Ga., A Lotta Moxie
  • Naomi Hartman, 15, Milton, Fla., Quicksilver Happenstance
  • Chef d'Equipe Shelly Haines-Clements

During the riders meeting, athletes drew for the first day's competition, learned about the competition format, received cinch bags and gear from USHJA and USEF, and learned about the Show Jumping Athlete Pathway. 

Athletes will start competing on Thursday with the Jumper Individual Competition Phase I. Friday they will participate in the Team Championship, which also counts as Individual Phase II, and the Individual Final will be held on Saturday.

To view the live stream of USEF Pony Finals, click here . For more information about the finals, click here .

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