USA’s Anna Weniger & Don Derrick Win North American Young Rider Championship Gold, Canada’s Chase Robertson & Winsome Take Junior Title
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NORTH SALEM, New York, Aug. 5, 2018–The USA’s Anna Weniger on the Dutch riding horse Don Derrick won the North American Young Rider Championship Freestyle gold Sunday while Canada’s Chase Robertson and Winsome took the Junior Rider title.
Anna, 19 years old of Apex, North Carolina and the NRPS gelding that were on the bronze medal team, were awarded 74.225 per cent, the highest score for the pair in 2 1/2 years of competition. The duo also won Young Rider team bronze in 2017.
Anna was selected for a summer tour by American young riders of European competitions, including the Nations Cup at Hagen, Germany.
Canada’s Beatrice Boucher on Delfiano took silver on 72.800 per cent, after being members of the Quebec/Alberta team that won gold and also captured individual silver.
Callie Jones of Henderson, Kentucky on Don Philippo receiving bronze for 72.775 per cent. The pair won individual gold.
Chase Robertson, 16 years old, and Winsome scored 73.775 per cent for junior gold, a day after earning individual bronze.
The USA’s Bianca Schmidt of Edina, Minnesota on Lou Heart took silver on 71.905 per cent with Caroline Garren of Atlanta on Bell Angelo awarded bronze on 71.490 per cent. Bianca won individual and team silver and while Caroline took individual bronze and was on the gold medal team.
Correction: The FEI identifies Don Derrick as bred in the United States of America and thus reported by dressage-news.com. Anna Weniger states the horse was bred in Belgium.