Illinois and New Jersey Dominate USHJA Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships at HITS Saugerties
RELEASE: September 7, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Hits E-News
Grace Knox and Rapidash leading Illinois to a Team Championship in the USHJA Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championship at HITS Saugerties. (©ESI Photography)
– Illinois and New Jersey were the teams to beat in the Team Championship at the inaugural USHJA Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships taking place at HITS Saugerties this week. The Children's team from Illinois was guided by Chef Mary Goldman and included team members Caelinn Leahy, Louisa Brackett, Sarah Scarnechia and Grace Knox. Chef Robin Fairclough led the Adult New Jersey team, which includes Tammy Kelly, Katherine Pontone, Elizabeth Kirby and Wendy Chapot Nunn.
In Wednesday's Individual Qualifier, Mackenzie Kane of Durham, Connecticut lead the Children with Linda Radigan's Realist, and Katherine Pontone of Red Bank, New Jersey piloted Kali Jerman's Belladonna to the top of the Adults. Individual Champions will be determined Saturday as both Children and Adults take the stage as part of HITS Championship Weekend at HITS Saugerties.