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Memories of LYDF Midwest 2015

Memories of LYDF Midwest 2015

07.26.2015

Late June brings Western Michigan’s future dressage stars to HGF in Fruitport. Like a medieval pilgrimage, horse and housing trailers roll in bringing kids, horses, parents and siblings, trainers and grooms.

The attraction is the annual Michigan EDAP (Emerging Dressage Athlete Program) clinic which features the areas most serious riders, followed by the one-day version of the LYDF (Lendon Youth Dressage Festival)—a three part competition encompassing a written test, a dressage test and an equitation test.

This year’s weekend was the biggest in the four years we’ve been hosting the Festival. Close to 40 riders competed in five divisions.  Special speakers over the weekend were Lendon Gray, Equine Medical Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Bunn, local trainer Andrea Landis, Roz Kinstler, Chef d’Equipe of Region 2, and Ken Braddock from Dressage-News.com.

Awards are presented for the top rider in each division and overall, plus a number of special awards. Parents pitched in throughout the weekend, along with a number of volunteers who are committed to the development of young riders.

Of special note is that 4 riders who have been regulars over the years at LYDF were this year selected to represent our region at the NAJYRCs, attesting to the strength of this program.

 

Our special thanks to: 

Lyn Kendall

Marilyn Fahringer

Merrilyn Griffin

Bernadette Radke

Ken Braddock

Roz Kinstler

Jim Guthrie

Thanks to all who helped out, and big congratulations to the winners and all competitors big and small!

Midwest Youth Dressage Festival 2015 Special Awards

Award
Rider Name
Grand Champion Kate Mosle
Reserve Champion Madelyn Guthrie
High Point FEI Kate Mosle
High Point Written Test Kate Mosle
High Point PRE Madelyn Guthrie
High Point Equitation Nicole Gallant
Turn Out Inspection Nicole Gallant
High Point INTRO Justine Boyer
High Point TRAINING, Ages 10-14 Ella Angelo
High Point TRAINING, Ages 15-17 Katja Creswick

High Point FIRST Isabel Linder
High Point Horse Started by Rider Isabel Linder
High Point Sportsmanship Katherine Esterline
Newbie Award Dalton Furkis
MVP Most Valuable Volunteer Tom Sacoman
Oldest Horse Ginger VanAntwerp

Walk Trot 12 & Under

Rider Name
Horse Name
Written Test
Dressage
Equitation
Overall
Placing
       
Justine Boyer Shiney 85% 65.62% 62.50 213.12 1
Ginger VanAntwerp Conclusions Duke 77% 65.93% 62.50 205.43 2
Olivia Butler Queen of Arts 74% 64.06% 60.00 198.06 3
Dalton Furkis Joe 65% 66.56% 65.00 196.56 4
Showing 1 to 4 of 4 entries
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Training Level 10-14

Rider Name
Horse Name
Written Test
Dressage
Equitation
Overall
Placing
       
Ella Angelo Rock Robins Summer 88% 68.63% 71.67 228.30 1
McKenna Rhoades Montana's Midnight Baby 92% 67.72% 65.00 224.72 2
Elizabeth Lundeen Champs Proof 89% 66.59% 63.34 218.93 3
Bridget Van't Hof   80% 64.54% 60.00 204.54 4
Emma Sibly Amazing Grace 88% 59.25% 55.00 202.25 5
Nina Boyer Shiney 75% 53.18% 61.67 189.85 6
Showing 1 to 6 of 6 entries
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Training Level 14-17

Rider Name
Horse Name
Written Test
Dressage Test
Equitation 
Overall
Placing
       
Katja Creswick Chileab Van W 84% 68.40% 76.67 229.07 1
Maria Finelli Champagne Summer 89% 67.72% 70.00 226.72 2
Emma Kemmink Willow 82% 72.27% 71.67 225.94 3
Alivia Stille Eli 88% 66.13% 66.67 220.80 4
Mikayla Jennings Royal Rudi 80% 63.63% 71.67 215.30 5
Mackenzie Kauss Mo Biggs 92% Elim 63.34 155.34 6
Showing 1 to 6 of 6 entries
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First & Second

Rider Name
Horse Name
Written Test
Dressage
Equitation
Overall
Placing
       
Isabel Linder Yasmine J 92% 65.78% 71.67 229.45 1
Alexandra Lund MC Scuttlebut 90% 65.93% 71.67 227.60 2
Jillian Howland Lubczyh 89% 65.15% 68.34 222.49 3
Kylie Heitman Lena 82% 67.50% 70.00 219.50 4
Willow VanAntwerp Ramasotti 89% 64.84% 65.00 218.84 5
Madelyn Taft Firefly 75% 68.59% 73.34 216.93 6
Showing 1 to 6 of 6 entries
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Third Thru FEI

Rider Name
Horse Name
Written Test
Dressage
Equitation
Overall
Placing
       
Kate Mosle Diavolino5 96% 73.51% 78.34 247.85 1
Madelyn Guthrie Lentisco 91% 69.32% 76.67 236.99 2
Nicole Gallant Parvus 90% 66.28% 78.34 234.62 3
Katrina Sadis Zepelin 88% 69.32% 73.34 230.66 4
Grace Sacoman Jordy 92% 63.71% 68.34 224.05 5
Katherine Esterline Absolute 87% Elim 70.00 157.00 6
790 days