USHJA Zones 7 and 8 Zone Jumper Team Championships begin at The Colorado Horse Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Parker, Colo. --- --June 28, 2018 --- - The Colorado Horse Park will play host this week to the USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Jumper Team Championships at the Summer in the Rockies IV competition, June 28-July 1, in Parker, Colorado.

The Championships will kick off on Thursday, June 28, with a mandatory rider meeting followed by the Official Jog, and will feature three days of team and individual 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.

The USHJA congratulates the following members who will be competing at the Championships:
Zone 7 Children's 
Issabella Davis, Rogers, Ark.
Elizabeth Kneibert, Leawood, Kan.
Ava Le, Flower Mound, Texas
Mackenzie Robards, Baton Rouge, La.
Sydney Stephenson, Youngsville, La.
Devan Thomas, Double Oak, Texas
Zone 8 Children's 
Nicole Davis, Erie, Colo.
Lauren Jost, Windsor, Colo.
Gianna Lanteri, Windsor, Colo.
Amy Leonard, Durango, Colo.
Kiley Mc Cullough, San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Ame Pate, Boulder, Colo.
Alyson Ranucci, Centennial, Colo.
Zone 7 Adult Amateur 
Cailin Caldwell, Amarillo, Texas
Heidi Crappell, Youngsville, La.
Grace Hoover, Eudora, Kan.
Charlotte Seigler, Bellville, Texas
Emily Straw, Overland Park, Kan.
Marilee Wilson, St Paul, Texas

Zone 8 Adult Amateur 
Antonie De Faria E Castro, Phoenix, Ariz.
Sarah Gonzales, Parker, Colo.
Victoria Holderbach, Gilbert, Ariz.
Kristina Matthews, Denver, Colo.
Cynthia Moore-West, Sedalia, Colo.
Allison Pelzel, Fort Lupton, Colo.
Danine Summers, Scottsdale, Ariz.
1.20/1.25m Zone 7 Junior 
Megan Cato, Covington, La.
Genevieve Munson, Rogers, Ark.
Lillie Parr, Marshall, Texas

1.20/1.25m Zone 7 Amateur 
Mackenzie Krieg, Richardson, Texas
Emma Roberts, Houston, Texas
Haylie Smith, Baton Rouge, La.
Stephanie Van Dreumel, Baton Rouge, La.
Keyea Webster, Dallas, Texas
Madeleine Wilson, Austin, Texas

1.20/1.25m Zone 8 Amateur 
Elle Campbell, Tempe, Ariz.
Elise Vandamme, Bountiful, Utah


1.30/1.35m Zone 7 Junior 
Olivia Parr, Marshall, Texas
Marlo Williams, Colleyville, Texas

1.30/1.35m Zone 7 Amateur 
Samantha Cheung, Dallas, Texas
Caitlyn Epperson, Houston, Texas
Daisy Ford, Houston, Texas
Atkins Ward, Baton Rouge, La.
1.30/1.35m Zone 8 Junior 
Sydney Luzicka, Albuquerque, N.M.
Spencer McKee, Phoenix, Ariz.
Diana Russell, Chandler, Ariz.


Special thanks to Zone 7 Chef d'Equipe Matt Cyphert and Zone 8 Chef d'Equipe Laurie Grayson, 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  www.ushja.org/zonejumper. For more information about the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program visit www.ushja.org/emergingjumper.


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