2012 North American Junior and Young Riders Championships in Dressage, Lexington, USA 19-22 july
Silver Label (Dirigenten, SWB born 1997 by Rambo out of Nicea (16) 21730 by Urbino-Indus, breeder Ann and Torsten Persson) and Nicolas Torres Rodriguez (COL) won all three Junior-classes - Junior Team Championship Test, Junior Individual Test and Kur to music!
Michelangelo (SWB born 1998 by Amiral out of Thara 24258 by Utrillo-Marocco, breeder Janna Wiede) and Young rider Mathilde Blais Tetreault (CAN) won the bronze medal in freestyle!
"Again in the junior division, the highest scores of the day went to Nicolas Torres Rodriguez (15, Bogota, Colombia) on Silver Label, a 15-year-old SWB gelding owned by Alexandra Rodriguez. They were not eligible for a medal because of their home country designation, but nonetheless were very pleased to have such a strong performance. They received judge's scores of 76.000%, 75.750%, 77.500%, 72.625%, and 75.625% with a total of 75.500%.
Rodriguez lives in Bogota, but travels once a month to train in New Jersey with Cesar Parra. Silver Label lives in New Jersey, but Rodriguez is able to practice on his 17-year-old horse at home, with whom he competes in Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I competitions. He has had Silver Label for one year and hopes to advance to the grand prix level. Their freestyle music was from the movie Avatar.
"It was a great ride," he said. "All the week has been great and the horse has had his best week since I bought him."
”Nicolas Torres Rodriguez earned the highest score of all the junior riders (72.05%), but he did not earn a medal or ribbon. Torres Rodiguez lives in Bogata, Colombia, a South American country, and is therefore ineligible for an award. However, for the 2013 junior and young rider competition, the show organizers are looking into expanding the field to riders in both North and South America.
“Competing at the Rolex Stadium is like a dream come true,” said Torres Rodrigues, 15. He and his mount Silver Label have been together for about a year. He said if the opportunity arises, he would like to return to the championship with a full team from Colombia.”
CSI***** Hickstead Great Britain, 19-22 july
William Whitaker (GBR) and Fandango (SWB born 2003 by Last Liberty out of Fame (1) 23735 by Krocket-Falstaff, breeder Karl-Erik Larsson) placed 5th in 1.50.
Linda Heed (SWE) and Niveau 1136 (SWB born 2003 by Emmerton out of Revolution 27680 by Voltaire-Castello, breeder Anna Bengtsson) placed 11th in 1.50.
Helena Persson (SWE) and Bonzai H (SWB born 2000 by Baloubet du Roet out of Wotin 25052 by Caletto II-Capitano, breeder Anita and Bengt Johansson) placed 12th in 1.50. Helena and Chamonix H (SWB born 2001 by Carnute out of Wotin 25052 by Caletto II-Capitano, breeder Anita and Bengt Johansson) placed 18th in 1.45.
The Swedish team with Daniel Zetterman and Glory Days (SWB born 2001 by Cardento out of Diamond Glory by Diamond Serpent-Hildenley xx, breeder Royne Zetterman), Angelie von Essen and Carrento Ztar (SWB born 2001 by Cardento out of Lady Brown by Indus, breeder Sten-Inge Friman) and Helena Persson and Chamonix H (SWB born 2001 by Carnute out of Wotin 25052 by Caletto II-Capitano, breeder Anita and Bengt Johansson) placed 5th in the FEI Nations Cup Top League.
CSI**-W Lipica, Slovenia 23-24 june
Balázs Horváth (HUN) and Frederik (SWB born 1995 by Roderik out of Fair Mint 23037 by Irco Marco-Deadly Nightshade xx, breeder Rolf Persson) placed 12th in 1.60, Grand Prix, Central European League FEI World Cup.
Gianluca Paracciani (ITA) and Malva (SWB born 2003 by Cardento out of Erica by Irco Mena-Pilot, breeder Kerstin Dahlgren) placed 11th and 14th in two 1.30-classes.
CSIO**** FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, Palm Beach feb 29-march 4
Shane Sweetnam (IRL) and Siri (SWB born 2002 by Quite Easy out of Silla (42) 21313 by Favorit-Emalj, breeder Lars Holmén) placed 5t in 1.45 and 11th in the Jumper Stake. Reed Kessler (USA) and Ligist (SWB born 2000 by Levantos II out of Chamina (5) 22132 by Robin Z-Hertigen, breeder Lars Erik Fryberg) placed 2d in the Jumper Stake. Lauren Hough (USA) and Ohlala (SWB born 2004 by Orlando out of Carrera 28800 by Cardento-Bonaparte, breeder Leif Nilsson) placed 10th in 1.45. Steven Bluman (USA) and Percynality (SWB born 1997 by Cockpit out of Cavatina 17615 by Cavalotti-Crown Point xx, breeder Ingela Bergholtz) placed 7th in Puissance.
Siri and Shane Sweetnam:
CSI Spruce Meadows, june 27-july 1
Reed Kessler (USA) and Ligist (SWB born 2000 by Levantos II out of Chamina (5) 22132 by Robin Z-Hertigen, breeder Lars Erik Fryberg) placed 2d in 1.50.
Shane Sweetnam (IRL) and Cyklon 1083 (born 2001 by Cardento out of Cassandra (35) 25926 by Cortus-Falstaff, breeder Bo Lindroos) placed 3d in 1.45.
Shelley Fellers (USA) and Revenge (SWB born 2001 by Quite Easy out of Havanna 25239 by Robin Z-Alasca, breeder Flyinge AB) placed 8th in 1.45.
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