Ayden Uhlir & Sjapoer Win NAJYRC Young Rider Individual Gold, Lindsey Holleger & Friedensfurst Capture Junior Individual

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Dressage Young Rider Individual medalists: Devon Wycoff, Ayden Uhlir and Jamie Pestana. © 2013 SusanJStickle.com
Dressage Young Rider Individual medalists: Devon Wycoff, Ayden Uhlir and Jamie Pestana. © 2013 SusanJStickle.com

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 19–Ayden Uhlir on Sjapoer captured the Young Rider individual gold a year after winning the Junior title and Lindsey Holleger and Friedensfurst won the Junior division in the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships Friday.

Ayden Uhlir, 18, of Kirkland, Washington and Sjapoer scored 71.605 per cent for the gold in the Young Rider Individual competition after winning gold in the 2012 Junior Individual competition.

Silver went to Jamie Pestana, 20, of Livermore, California and Winzalot, who finished with a score of 68.605 per cent while Devon Wycoff, 19, Boulder, Colorado and Power Play scored 68.579 per cent for bronze.

Moving up to the Young Rider division this year, Ayden said she had to focus a lot more than in the juniors. “There was a lot more depth and dedication,” she said. “I had to cut out some stressors in my life and distractions. I really buckled down.”

Part of that buckling down included a cross-country move from Texas to Washington to train with Jeremy Steinberg, USEF Dressage National Youth Coach, and Shauntel Bryant. “That definitely helped me a lot more to get adjusted to the new level for Prix St. Georges,” she said. “It was quite a journey coming from juniors. It’s a lot harder to do these tests, (but) a lot more fun with all the tempi changes everywhere! But I enjoy it and it was well worth it.”

Ayden calls Sjapoer, a 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Contango, her “other half,” and said they share personality characteristics. “He’s just like me. We’re very open and ‘How are you?’ We’re kind of like kites; we’re always up in the air. You have to focus us sometimes. We’re very social and overall happy.”

From Wednesday’s Team test to the individual test, she said, “I had to be more aware of where I was and more accurate. I wasn’t focused that much in the last test on my accuracy. Today I had to be super on. I wasn’t riding for a medal, I was riding for us. It was just a great ride.”

Jamie Pestana’s history at the NAJYRC has been up and down with Winzalot, a nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Wolkenstein II. They competed in the Junior division for the first time in 2010 when Winzalot was six years old. Pestana said, “I got him as a baby, and we moved up the levels together.”

In 2011, Winzalot had colic surgery 10 days before NAJYRC, and last year’s competition “didn’t go as well as we hoped,” she  said. “This year we were coming to redeem our performance from last year. I’d say I had more expectations and he was more ready to come this year. It’s always exciting to do well. When you’re working with an animal, you can never expect them to be perfect, so I was so happy with him today.”

Devon Wycoff has been riding Power Play, a 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Pik Noir, for more than two years.

“This year after having another year of Prix St. Georges under my belt, it really upped the ante. (I wanted to) have a really great-moving, accurate ride. Coming in, I was hoping to just be thrilled with my ride each time,” she said.

Junior Dressage Individual Medalists Rison Naness, bronze; Lindsey Hollegar, gold, and Naima Moreira Laliberte sIlver. © 2013 SusanJStickle.com
Junior Dressage Individual Medalists Rison Naness, bronze; Lindsey Hollegar, gold, and Naima Moreira Laliberte sIlver. © 2013 SusanJStickle.com

In the junior division, it was a close contest for the top two medals.

Lindsey Holleger, 17, Whigham, Georgia and Friedensfurst won the gold with a 70.974 per cent, Naima Moreira Laliberte, 16, of Outremont, Quebec and Windbreaker 3 received 70.105 per cent for silver and Rison Naness, 16, of Burbank, California and Venezia won bronze with a 68.921 per cent.

Although Lindsey Holleger and Freidensfurst were part of the final group to compete, she said, “You always want to do your best when you go in the ring.”

She has been riding the 11-year-old Trakehner gelding by Donaufurst, for almost four years and they came up the levels together.

“I’m really proud of that because we’ve come a really long way,” she said. “I love him to death. He’s so special and he tries his heart out for me every time I go in the ring.”

Naima Moreira Laliberte has only been riding Windbreaker 3, a 12-year-old Westfalen gelding by Windspiel As, for three months and this was their third show together. She is leasing him, and he will return to his owners in Germany now. “I wish I could have him for a little longer,” she said.

Rison Naness and her 15-year-old Hanoverian mare by White Star had “solid rides” both in the team event Wednesday and the individual competition.

“She’s taken me through the entire thing.,” she said. “She is the sweetest mare and she tries her heart out. I couldn’t be happier.”

Results:

Young Rider Individual

E: Steiner – USA H: Campdera – MEX C: Maurel – FRA M: Ayers – USA B: Jena – SWE
Rider Nation Horse E % H % ] M % B % T % Pl.
Uhlir (Reg 6), Ayden USA Sjapoer 73.026% 72.763% 70.921% 70.658% 71.605% 1
Pestana (Reg 7), Jamie USA Winzalot 67.895% 68.026% 69.342% 71.316% 68.605% 2
Wycoff (Reg 5), Devon USA Power Play 69.079% 67.763% 70.395% 68.158% 68.579% 3
Thomas (Reg 7), Ariel USA Montfleury 64.868% 69.474% 70.000% 68.421% 68.342% 4
Shostak (Can QC), Tanya Strasser CAN Action Tyme 68.816% 67.368% 64.868% 67.632% 67.105% 5
Blythe (Reg 1), Kaitlin USA Daverden 69.868% 67.500% 65.000% 68.289% 67.053% 6
Pepper (Reg 7), Jaclyn USA Taboo 65.526% 67.763% 67.895% 68.289% 66.921% 7
Holme (Can BC), Sydney CAN Day Dreamer 64.868% 66.579% 69.079% 66.579% 66.553% 8
Adams (Reg 7), Teresa USA WeeJee 66.711% 64.868% 65.526% 68.158% 66.368% 9
Child (Reg 5), Amelia USA Veto 64.868% 64.079% 66.053% 65.132% 65.737% 10
Julian-Simoes (Reg 2), Rosemary USA Proteus 65.789% 65.789% 66.053% 66.842% 65.579% 0
Eastridge (Reg 6), Molly USA Donnerspiel 66.184% 67.237% 65.921% 63.684% 65.237% 0
Hershaft (Reg 5), Talia USA Westfalica 66.842% 65.263% 64.868% 64.211% 65.105% 0
Sutton (Can ON), Anneka CAN Donnegan 60.526% 66.711% 67.368% 64.737% 65.079% 0
Lahey (Reg 6), Sadie USA Up To Date P 64.605% 66.447% 65.658% 63.026% 65.026% 0
Weston, Jillian CAN Focus 65.789% 64.211% 62.105% 63.158% 64.816% 0
Lengle (Reg 8), Emma USA Arami 61.579% 65.263% 66.053% 63.026% 64.553% 0
Goodby (Reg 8), Grace USA Schabos Waitongo 61.842% 63.158% 65.526% 65.395% 64.289% 0
Krska (Reg 3/4), Clare USA Romincka 65.263% 63.289% 64.211% 65.395% 64.211% 0
Lawson (Can ON), Madison CAN McGuire 63.684% 63.158% 64.342% 63.947% 64.079% 0
Channell (Can QC), Julie CAN Rela 64.079% 63.421% 63.947% 63.947% 64.053% 0
Boss (Reg 2), Julia USA San Remo 60.789% 65.263% 63.684% 62.763% 63.974% 0
Mancosh (Reg 8), Kate USA Lea 7 65.658% 61.842% 64.605% 62.105% 63.816% 0
Tetrault (Can QC), Mathilde Blais CAN Michealango 63.158% 63.421% 65.921% 62.763% 63.789% 0
Winger (Reg 3/9), Benjamin USA Ytzen 61.842% 63.947% 65.132% 63.026% 63.421% 0
Pfaff (CAN ON), Sarah CAN Vavite Fortuna 63.947% 63.816% 63.421% 62.895% 63.289% 0
Jones (Reg 3/9), Audrey USA Rondo Del Rey 60.263% 61.184% 61.974% 60.132% 62.132% 0
Hewitt (Reg 3/9), Hannah USA Lasall 60.658% 62.632% 66.579% 61.053% 61.947% 0
Chiappetti (Reg 2), Nicole USA Pip 61.842% 62.632% 61.579% 58.289% 61.737% 0
Dodd (Can BC), Colby CAN Capri 58.158% 64.737% 62.237% 60.789% 61.447% 0
Wildasin (Reg 1), Arden USA Mystery Whisper 61.842% 59.868% 62.632% 61.316% 61.316% 0
Derr (Reg 1), Alexa USA Just Livingston 60.921% 64.211% 61.579% 60.000% 60.921% 0
Miller (Reg 2), Paige USA Pantros S 60.921% 62.895% 61.184% 59.211% 60.921% 0
Hogan (Reg 3/4), Avery-Anna USA Incognito 60.526% 62.105% 60.921% 57.895% 60.711% 0
Kok (Reg 8), Katelyn USA Morgan Enshoj 60.263% 60.789% 60.789% 58.684% 60.632% 0
Sutton (Can ON), Mariah CAN Renoir 56.842% 61.184% 60.526% 56.974% 59.474% 0
Bourgault (Can QC), Frederique CAN HG San Classic 58.421% 55.395% 58.289% 56.711% 58.316% 0
Foulon (Reg 1), Jennifer USA Little Granny 56.447% 58.553% 58.816% 59.868% 58.316% 0
Montgomery (Reg 3/4), Kelli USA Major 52.763% 59.605% 58.026% 56.974% 57.237% 0
Harrison (Reg 3/9), Codi USA Poetry in Motion 56.316% 57.368% 59.079% 56.053% 57.132% 0
Spencer (Reg 3/4), Krista USA Take Over 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0

 Junior Individual

E: Macartney – CAN H: Fransen-Iacobaeus – SWE C: Zang – USA M: Foy – USA B: Richenhagen – GER
Rider Ctzn Horse E % H % C % M % B % T % Pl.
Holleger (Reg 3), Lindsey USA Friedensfurst 68.026% 70.658% 71.447% 71.842% 72.895% 70.974% 1
Moreira Laliberte (Can QC), Naima CAN Windbreaker 3 70.000% 70.789% 70.526% 69.605% 69.605% 70.105% 2
Naness (Reg 7), Rison USA Venezia 69.211% 69.737% 69.079% 67.763% 68.816% 68.921% 3
Blais Tetreault (Can QC), Laurence CAN Lowelas 69.342% 66.974% 67.237% 67.368% 69.737% 68.132% 4
Glumac (Reg 7), Gabriela USA Zodessa 66.184% 65.132% 66.711% 68.026% 70.526% 67.316% 5
Zepernick (Reg 9), Mattie USA Wencenza 66.184% 68.026% 67.763% 66.447% 66.842% 67.053% 6
Zeilinger (Reg7), Olivia USA Stentano 67.237% 66.184% 65.658% 66.842% 68.158% 66.816% 7
Kent (Reg 3), Mallory USA Okidokie 65.789% 66.711% 64.474% 64.868% 71.711% 66.711% 8
Davis (Reg 1), Barbara USA Rotano 68.158% 68.553% 65.526% 64.868% 65.000% 66.421% 9
Boucher (CAN QC), Betrice CAN Dante 66.711% 65.658% 65.395% 66.316% 67.632% 66.342% 10
Schmidt (Reg 9), Cassie USA Velasquer 66.579% 66.842% 66.974% 64.868% 65.000% 66.053% 0
Beckers (Reg 9), Kalie USA Carush 64.868% 64.868% 64.342% 68.026% 65.263% 65.474% 0
Cohen (Reg 8), Giulia USA Lasserre 65.526% 65.658% 65.263% 65.658% 64.605% 65.342% 0
Barteau (Reg 2), Kayla USA GP Ubilee 63.026% 63.421% 63.289% 65.658% 66.842% 64.447% 0
Cooper (Reg 8), Hope USA Don Diamond 65.000% 66.579% 62.632% 67.105% 60.789% 64.421% 0
Tooke (CAN AB/BC), Georgia CAN Magic 64.737% 63.553% 64.605% 63.289% 62.237% 63.684% 0
Campbell (Reg 9), Anna USA Mai 64.474% 61.842% 61.316% 64.737% 65.921% 63.658% 0
Maynard (Reg 8), Clara USA Diamond Delight 62.763% 63.947% 61.184% 65.132% 64.868% 63.579% 0
Fuengerlings (Reg 4/5), Inga USA Milo 62.895% 64.211% 62.632% 65.526% 61.711% 63.395% 0
Cote Villeneuve (CAN QC), Felixe CAN Pissarro 65.263% 61.447% 61.316% 63.289% 63.289% 62.921% 0
Jessop (CAN ON/MB), Cassandra CAN Mariska 63.421% 63.158% 65.263% 61.974% 59.868% 62.737% 0
Wise (CAN AB/BC), Contessa CAN Gaberdeen 64.605% 58.684% 63.816% 61.184% 63.158% 62.289% 0
Koppeser (CAN ON/MB), Brooke CAN Escabar 63.947% 61.447% 61.579% 59.342% 64.474% 62.158% 0
Salm (Reg 8), Regan USA Karet EG 59.474% 61.711% 63.421% 60.395% 64.605% 61.921% 0
Brewin (Reg 7), Lindsey USA Vaillant 60.658% 64.474% 61.974% 63.553% 58.421% 61.816% 0
Conroy-Zugel (Reg1), Ashleigh USA Ungaro 62.895% 60.789% 61.316% 61.579% 61.579% 61.632% 0
Lang (Reg1), Katie USA FA Patriot 59.737% 61.447% 63.158% 65.658% 55.658% 61.132% 0
Hansen (Reg 1), Nicholas USA Ritter Benno 59.737% 59.474% 60.000% 61.184% 64.737% 61.026% 0
Collins (Reg 4/5), Laine USA Superstar 61.316% 60.395% 60.658% 59.737% 62.500% 60.921% 0
Ferguson (CAN ON/MB), Emily CAN Hidalgo 63.947% 61.447% 57.237% 60.921% 59.474% 60.605% 0
Van Stratten (Reg 4/5), Dallas USA Vainqueur E 61.842% 60.263% 59.079% 58.553% 60.132% 59.974% 0
Mingari (Reg 2), Rebekah USA Unico 62.237% 58.289% 61.053% 60.789% 56.711% 59.816% 0
Thiessen Ryall (CAN ON/MB), Mackenzie CAN Danao 61.184% 60.263% 58.816% 57.500% 59.211% 59.395% 0
Behrens (Reg 2), Leonard USA Lassitter 60.789% 59.342% 59.342% 61.316% 54.211% 59.000% 0
Ortlieb (CAN AB/BC), Elexis CAN Diego 62.763% 57.237% 58.421% 58.421% 56.447% 58.658% 0
Robinson (Reg 3), Rachel USA Ucarius 56.316% 56.579% 56.842% 53.553% 58.816% 56.421% 0
O’Brien (Reg 2), Keegan USA Donatello 55.263% 58.421% 56.842% 51.842% 50.000% 54.474% 0
Popescu (CAN AB/BC), Christina CAN Zoey 53.684% 49.474% 55.132% 51.316% 58.947% 53.711% 0
Doolittle (Reg 3), Jamie USA Wild Tiger 55.263% 54.079% 53.421% 51.579% 53.684% 53.605% 0