USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships kick off at Tryon International Equestrian Center


Mill Spring, N.C. --- --July 5, 2018 --- - The USHJA Zones 3 &4 Jumper Team Championships kick off today at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, host of the 2018 World Equestrian Games, in Mill Spring, North Carolina, July 5-7 during Tryon Summer IV.

The competition for qualified Children's and Adult Amateur (1.10/1.15m), 1.20/1.25m Junior and Amateur, and 1.30/1.35m Junior and Amateur jumper riders begins this morning with the Official Jog, and will feature three days of team and individual competition.

The USHJA congratulates the following members who are competing at the Championships:

Children's (1.10/1.15m)
Zone 3 
Maya Aryal, Fairfax, Va.
Haley Barnes, Charlotte, N.C.
Calista Bell, East New Market, Md.
Taylor Brinsfield, White Hall, Md.
Heloise Germain, Owings Mills, Md.
Nolan Thompson, Charlotte, N.C.
Ryleigh Threatt, Mooresville, N.C.
Julia Ziffer, Darnestown, Md.

Zone 4 
Natasia Caldwell, Augusta, Ga.
Celia Cram, Aiken, S.C.
Jack Dengler, Marietta, Ga.
Alexandra Doyle, Canton, Ga.
Isabella Durnell, Suwanee, Ga.
Erin Ecclestone, Boca Raton, Fla.
Madison Jones, Longwood, Fla.
Hunter Kava, Parkland, Fla.
Hope King, Mt Pleasant, S.C.
Erica Roberts, Lakeland, Fla.
Cali Wester, Alpharetta, Ga.

Adult Amateur (1.10/1.15m)
Zone 3 
Ellen Allred, Charlotte, N.C.
Annie Friedman, Washington, D.C.
Diana Harris, Creedmoor, N.C.
Juliette Landis, Daniels, W.V.
Tess Lee, Potomac, Md.
Avery Morgan, Waxhaw, N.C.
Rebecca Smith, Zion Crossroads, Va.
Maya Stolle, Davidson, N.C.
Caroline Williamson, Asheville, N.C.
Zone 4 
Phoebe Alwine, Delray Beach, Fla.
Lynn Burnett, Myakka City, Fla.
Tinita Hughes, Athens, Ga.
Stephanie King, Saint Augustine, Fla.
Sidney Madden, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Eileen O'Leary, Montverde, Fla.
Cynthia Screnci, Boca Raton, Fla.
Samantha Shinn, Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Sarah Thompson, Aiken, S.C.
Sara Williamson, Wellington, Fla.
Nora H. Zimmett, Decatur, Ga.

1.20/1.25m Juniors
Zone 3
Beverly Alcock, Philomont, Va.
Nancy Alcock, Philomont, Va.
Fallyn Belcastro, Mechanicsville, Va.
Thea Bitar, McLean, Va.
Taylor Herzog, Williamsburg, Va.
Kacey Murphy, Aldie, Va.
Addison Reed, Mechanicsville, Va.
Zone 4
Mia Albelo, Coral Gables, Fla.
Rose Dillon, Milton, Ga.
Anissa Jessee, Tampa, Fla.
Cameron Parke, Marietta, Ga.
Brooke Pearson, Lithia, Fla.
Hallie Rush, Lewisburg, Tenn.
Cayman Szegda, Marietta,

1.20/1.25m Amateurs
Zone 3 
Rebecca Bergman, Durham, N.C.
Jenna Buchan, Williamsburg, Va.
Kathleen Fritz, Waxhaw, N.C.
Kara Jones, Cornelius, N.C.
Hannah Neall, Arnold, Md.
Angela Pollex, Troutman, N.C.
Zone 4
Sierra Abner, Bradenton, Fla.
Danielle Amico, Palm Harbor, Fla.
Amanda Benedict, Clearwater, Fla.
Allyson Blais, Boca Raton, Fla.
Christina Couper, Charleston, S.C.
Jennie Edwards, Jacksonville, Fla.
Susan Fried, Macon, Ga.
Caroline Monaghan, Birmingham, Ala.
Cathy Reed, Alpharetta, Ga.

1.30/1.35m Juniors
Zone 3
Jocelyn Albaugh, McLean, Va.
Abby Grabowski, Alexandria, Va.
Hanna Toering, Waterford, Va.

Zone 4
Olivia Epple, Woodstock, Ga.
Jordan Hill, Wellington, Fla.
Kiersten Sudlow, Germantown, Tenn.

1.30/1.35m Amateurs
Zone 3
Katlynn Butler, Mechanicsville, Va.
Kristin Glover, Richmond, Va.
Judy Sutton, Maggie Valley, N.C.
Sarah Turner, Charlottesville, Va.

Special thanks to Zone 3 Chefs d'Equipe Brooke Kemper, Tracy Magness and Sandra Ruiz and Zone 4 Chefs d'Equipe Shawn Russell and Megan Thiel, who will lead the teams at the Championships.
Championship competitors will also be recognized as 2018 USHJA Emerging Jumper Riders. During a special orientation session during the riders meeting, riders, trainers and parents will receive comprehensive information about how riders can advance through the sport to its highest levels. The session will specifically discuss the Show Jumping Athlete Pathway, a joint USHJA-US Equestrian effort that identifies and nurtures Jumping athletes as they advance through the sport to enhance future success for Olympic and international teams representing the United States.
At the conclusion of each Zone Jumper Team Championship, USHJA will recognize all individual medalists as 2018 Gold Star Emerging Jumper Riders by awarding them an exclusive 2018 Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider pin that can be worn at future competitions to distinguish them. At the same time, trainers of these riders will be recognized as 2018 Gold Star Jumper Coaches and will receive specialized pins that denote their title. Riders and trainers who receive the designation are also invited to attend one of the Gold Star Clinics, which will be held on the East Coast at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, Dec. 26-30, 2018, on the West Coast at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, Calif., Jan. 16-20, 2019, and new this year, a centrally located Gold Star Clinic at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio, April 16-20, 2019. 
For more information about the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships visit For more information about the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program visit

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