USA’s Region 1 Wins North American Young Rider Championship Team Gold
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PARKER, Colorado, July 27, 2016–Nicholas Hansen and Ritter Benno led Region 1 of the Mid-Atlantic states to Young Rider team gold at the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships Wednesday with Canada’s Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta taking silver and a combined team of three regions covering almost half the country to California earning bronze.
Nicholas, 20 years old of Catawissa, Pennsylvania and the 15-year-old Westfalen gelding that he is competing in the pair’s third championships in four years, scored 72.263 per cent, the only result above 70 per cent.
Team placings: 1. USA Region 1-66.868 (average of 3 scores); 2. Ontario/Manitoba/Alberta-66.736; 3. Regions 4/5/6-65.473; 4. Region 9-64.965; 5. Region 3-64.877; 6. Region 2-63.912; 7. Quebec-63.334; 8. Region 6-61.245
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