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Best Condition to Australia's Emily Jones TE
7/28/2013

In addition to winning the individual bronze medal at the YRJ WEC, Emily Jones TE, under Australia's Erin Krahnen, won the Best Condition Award in Tarbes, France yesterday. TE Emily Jones is bred and trained by Peter, Penny, and Ali Toft of Toft Endurance.


USA's Russell finishes 5th; UAE's Khalifa Al Jahouri wins YRJ World Endurance Championship

July 27 2013

The UAE's Khalifa Ali Khalifan Al Jahouri won the 120-km**** Young Rider Junior World Endurance Championship in Tarbes, France today in 6:00.34, 12 minutes 31 seconds ahead of second place rider, Marijke Visser of the Netherlands, riding Eomer. Australia's Erin Krahnen riding Emily Jones TE took the bronze medal in 6:21.10. Uruguay's Oriana Ricca riding Talita Kumi 50 finished 4th, in 6:21.10.

USA riders Kelsey Russell and My Wild Irish Gold, and Christina Kimery and Wallace Hill Shade completed the WEC. Russell finished in 5th place in 6:28.47, 28 minutes behind the winner, averaging 18.519 km/h. Kimery finished in 41st place, 2:18.56 behind the winner, averaging 14.414 km/h.

3 USA riders were eliminated on course: Katherine Gardener and AF Big Bucks at Gate 3 for lameness; Mary Katherine Clark and Chasing the Wind at gate 2 for lameness; and Sarah Jack and FYF Dutch at gate 1 for lameness. Clark's horse lost a shoe on loop 1 and was sore.

Unofficial Team Results are:
1st Place: France; 2nd Place Belgium; 3rd Place Spain; 4th Place Malaysia.

49 of 86 riders completed the course. It was described as a "tough technical trail, with mud and rocks."

short video of Kelsy Russell finishing the race:


USA Horses Vet In for Junior Young Rider World Endurance Championship
7/26/2013 The 5 USA Team horses trotted out for the Vet Inspection for the Junior Young Rider World Endurance Championship in Tarbes, France today. All the horses passed inspection. Riders will be: Kelsey Russell, Christina Kimery, Sarah Jack, Katherine Gardener, and Mary Katherine Clark. The race begins tomorrow at 6:30 AM (France time - 11:30 PM West Coast Time).

Trot Outs for the US Team:

My Wild Irish Gold, owner Valerie Kanavy. Runner is John Crandell. Rider #90 is Kelsey Russell.

Trot VIDEO of Wallace Hill Shade, owner Amy Whelan, runner is Jeremy Olson. Rider #89 is Christina Kimery.

Trot VIDEO of FYF Dutch, owner/breeder/runner - Nicki Meuten. Rider #88 is Sarah Jack.

Trot VIDEO of AF Big Bucks, owner Pam Weidel, runner Jeff Gardener. Rider #87 is Katherine Gardener.

Trot VIDEO of Chasing the Wind, runner and owner is Mustafa Tehrani. Rider #86 is Mary Katherine Clark.



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USEF Names 2013 FEI World Endurance Championship Team

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced the horse and rider combinations to represent the U.S. at the FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders, July 27, 2013 in Tarbes, France.

The following horse-and-rider combinations have been named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to represent the U.S. at the FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders, July 27, 2013 in Tarbes, France.

The five following combinations will represent the U.S. at the FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders:

Mary Kathryn Clark (Eatonton, Ga.) will ride Mustafa Tehrani's Chasing The Wind. Chasing the Wind is a 2001 Arabian gelding

Katherine Gardener (Coventry, R.I.) will ride Pamela Weidel's AF Big Bucks. AF Big Bucks is a 1999 Arabain gelding

Sarah Jack (Nottingham, N.H.) will ride Nicki Meuten's FYF Dutch. FYF Dutch is a 2004 Arabian gelding

Christina Kimery (Bixby, Okla.) will ride Amy Wallace-Whelan's Wallace Hill Shade. Wallace Hill Shade is a 2002 Half-Arabian gelding

Kelsey Russell (Williston, Fla.) will ride Valerie Kanavy's My Wild Irish Gold. My Wild Irish Gold is a 2003 Anglo-Arabian mare

The following horse-and-rider combinations are the ranked alternates:

McCamey Kimbler (Aberdeen, S.D.) and Melody Blittersdorf's Empiric. Empiric is a 2002 Arabian gelding

Kelsey Russell (Williston, Fla.) and Pamela Weidel's AF Big Bucks. AF Big Bucks is a 1999 Arabain gelding

Katherine Gardener (Coventry, R.I.) and Mustafa Tehrani's Chasing The Wind. Chasing the Wind is a 2001 Arabian gelding

Jessica Di Camillo (Las Cruces, N.M.) and Karen Binns-Di Camillo's SHA Strike Two. SHA Strike Two is a 1999 Arabian gelding

Kelsey Kimbler (Aberdeen, S.D.) and Melody Blittersdorf's Empiric. Empiric is a 2002 Arabian gelding

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Riders are just part of the Team. Now meet the Horses!

The following USA horses have been ranked for the 2013 Young Rider World Championship to be held July 27th in Tarbes, France. USEquineEndurance.org

The following horses have been ranked for the 2013 Young Rider World Championship to be held July 27th in Tarbes, France.

Wallace Hill Shade

15.3” bay Arab/Walking Horse gelding, 11 y.o.

Owner: Amy Wallace Whelan

Rider: Christina Kimery

1,915 AERC miles
3rd place and awarded Best Condition in his first 100 mile ride, the 2010 White River Fall Pioneer
6th and received High Vet Score at the 2010 AERC National Championship (100 miles)
Tied for 2nd at the 2011 Biltmore FEI 3* (100 miles)
Placed 4th in the 2012 Biltmore FEI 3* (100 miles)


SHA STRIKE TWO

16 hand grey Arabian gelding

Rider: Jessica DiCamillo

Owner: Karen Binns-DiCamillo

Breeder: Sandy Skinner

5,640 AERC miles
Team gold and Individual silver medals at 2009 North American Young Riders Championship
1st place and Best Condition at 2010 Texas Bluebonnet Classic AHA Championship


EMPIRIC

15.3 chestnut Arab gelding, 11 y.o.

Rider: McCamey Kimbler, Kelsey Kimbler

Owner: Melody Blittersdorf

Breeder: Asgard Arabians - Dr. Tom and Halldis Sayvetz

825 AERC miles
1st place and Best Condition at 2013 FEI Berwick, Canada 1* 80 km
5th place at 2013 FITS 3* 160km
3rd place at 2013 Biltmore, 2* 120 km


CHASING THE WIND

15:1 chestnut Arab gelding, 12 y.o.

Owner: Mustafa Tehrani

Rider: Mary Katherine Clark, Katherine Gardener

4,335 AERC miles
3rd place 2013 FITS FEI 3* (100 miles)




AF BIG BUCKS

(AHA 566164)

15.2 chestnut Arabian gelding, 19 y.o.

Owner: Pam Weidel

Rider: Katherine Gardener, Kelsey Russell

1,440 AERC miles
1st place 2012 FITS FEI 2* (75 miles)
3rd place 2012 Goethe Challenge 2* (75 miles)
5th place 2012 AERC National Championship (100 miles)


MY WILD IRISH GOLD

(AHA AA10435)

15.1 bay Anglo mare

Owner: Valerie Kanavy

Rider: Kelsey Russell

1,325 AERC miles
Winner of AHA’s 2012 National Championship Half Arabian
1st place 2012 Biltmore Challenge FEI 3*
2nd place 2012 AERC National Championship (100 miles)


FYF DUTCH

15.1 grey Arab gelding, 9 y.o.

Rider: Sarah Jack

Owner: Don and Nicki Meuten

Breeder: Don and Nicki Meuten

1,950 AERC miles
Alternate for World Equestrian Games in 2012
1st featherweight and 3rd overall at 2012 National Championships at Biltmore
First FEI, first overall, Best Condition FEI and overall in 120km at Biltmore in May 2013


2013 Junior Young Rider World Endurance Championship - Tarbes

USEF Names Nominated Entry for 2013 FEI World Endurance Championships for Juniors and Young Riders
RELEASE: June 17, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) approved the Endurance FEI Nominated Entries for the 2013 FEI World Endurance Championships for Juniors and Young Riders. From the Nominated Entries, the team of five athlete/horse combinations will be entered on the Definite Entry on July 15th.

The ranked order of the athlete/horse combinations for the FEI Nominated Entries is as follows:

1. Christina Kimery (Bixby, OK)and Amy Wallace-Whelan’s Wallace Hill Shade
2. Sarah Jack (Nottingham, NH) and Nicki Meuten's FYF Dutch
3. Kelsey Russell (Williston, FL) and Valerie Kanavy’s My Wild Irish Gold
4. Katherine Gardener (Coventry, RI) and Pamela Weidel’s AF Big Bucks
5. Mary Kathryn Clark (Eatonton, GA) and Mustafa Tehrani’s Chasing the Wind
6. McCamey Kimbler (Aberdeen, SD) and Melody Blittersdorf’s Empiric
7. Kelsey Russell (Williston, FL) and Pamela Weidel’s AF Big Bucks
8. Katherine Gardener (Coventry, RI) and Mustafa Tehrani’s Chasing the Wind
9. Jessica DiCamillo (Las Cruces, NM) and Karen Binnis-Dicamillo’s SHA Strike Two
10. Kelsey Kimbler (Aberdeen, SC) and Melody Blittersdorf’s Empiric
11. Cassandra Roberts (Bronson, FL) and Roxi Welling’s MD Maverick

Follow the U.S. Endurance Team: http://www.usefnetwork.com/featured/2013Endurance