18 Jul NAJYRC – Two Team Golds in Jumping for Zone 2
July 18, 2013
NAJYRC – Two Team Golds in Jumping for Zone 2
Zone 2 wins the Gold team medals in both the Young Rider and the Junior division.
Zone 2 Young Rider Gold
A challenging course by Steve Stephens set the tone for today’s Young Rider jumping Team competition. With only two clear rides in the two rounds of jumping, the faults added up for teams. However, it was still a strong performance from Zone 2 that took home Gold medals for the four Young Riders. They finished on a total of 36 faults.
Mattias Tromp and Casey (s. Ircolando) were second on the team with four and eight faults, while Michael Hughes on Luxina (s. Lux) had eight faults in both rounds. Gabrielle Bausano and Ubico H (s. Ruben H) had some trouble as they were eliminated in the second round and had 20 faults in the first round.
The combined team from Zones 8/ 10 took the Silver medal with a total of 47 faults. Robert Jornayvaz (20, Denver, CO) and Williams (s. Koriander) had 17 and nine faults.
Bronze went to Zones 3/5, who had strong, consistent performances with only three team members, all on KWPN horses. Kate Morrison and Windoctro (s. Indoctro) were solid with two four-fault rounds. Catherine Tyree (19, Chicago, IL) and Wetter (s. Stetter) had eight faults in each round. Chloe Reid (16, Washington, D.C.) and Victor E (s. Indoctro) posted scores of 16 and 9. They finished on a team total of 49 faults.
Zone 2 Brings Home another Junior Gold Medal
Zone 2 clinched yet another Team Gold medal in the Junior division after a solid showing. The Zone 2 Team was led by Allison Toffolon and Kadans Webster (s. Hors La Loi II) who went double clear. The team finished on zero faults in round one and with just eight total faults. They have three clear rounds in the individual standings and are tied for the lead.
It was an exciting jump-off for the Silver and Bronze medals between Mexico and Zone 4 after both teams finished on 16 faults after two rounds. With three clear rounds in the jump-off, Mexico clinched the Silver while Zone 4 received the Bronze medal. In the jump-off, Zone 4’s Haley Waters and No Doubt (s. Manhattan) had four faults and Jenna Friedman on Zidoctro (s. Indoctro) had 10 faults.
There were five double clear rounds today, one of them for Dana Scott (Zone 1) on Whatever RV (s. Murano). The top 25 riders will return for the final day of Individual competition on Saturday, while the remaining riders are invited to compete in the Farewell class on Friday.
(Jennifer Wood and Brad Ettleman for USEF)