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Jumping Goes for Speed in Opening Round at NAJYRC

RELEASE: July 18, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Jennifer Wood for USEF Communications

Lillie Keenan (Zone 2) aboard Londinium, winners of Wednesday evening's Young Rider Show Jumping Individual Qualifier (Sportfot)
Lillie Keenan (Zone 2) aboard Londinium, winners of Wednesday evening's Young Rider Show Jumping Individual Qualifier (Sportfot)
Lexington, KY
- The USHJA North American Junior and Young Riders’ Show Jumping Championship began today with the opening round of competition, a speed class, for Juniors and Young Riders. The course was designed by Steve Stephens of Palmetto, FL. Today's class counts toward the individual standings.

In the Junior competition, there was an interesting twist of results, with a tie for first place when Eugenio Garza (MEX) on Bariano and Dana Scott (Zone 1) with Whatever RV both finished on the exact time of 76.21 seconds. Third place went to Kaley Tomeu (Zone 4) and Belle Blue 2 in 76.24 seconds. Juan Pablo Gaspar Albanez (MEX) and Puertas Catena finished fourth in 78.41 seconds.

In the Young Rider class, Lillie Keenan (Zone 2) and Londinium put in a blazing fast round in 68.54 seconds for victory. Second place went to Shawn Casady (Zone 4) on Twister, who finished in 75.29 seconds. Charlotte Jacobs, also of Zone 2, rode to third place in 75.70 seconds.

USEF Network presented by SmartPak will live stream the entirety of Saturday's events from the Rolex Stadium during NAJYRC as well as the Individual Reining from the Alltech Arena. Visit www.usefnetwork.com to find out more and watch!

NAJYRC showcases the best young rider and junior horse/rider combinations in dressage, eventing, jumping, reining, and endurance. Young equestrians from across the continent will descend on the Kentucky Horse Park to vie for FEI medals at these Championships.

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