Dear HDS Members,
It was a busy summer for the Region 9 Juniors and Young Riders. Our region is recognized for having strong Junior/Young Rider competitors. They did not disappoint this summer. Here are a few highlights:
- A Region 9 team earned the North American Junior/Young Rider Championship (NAJYRC) bronze medal at the Colorado Horse Park.
- An HDS member rode the high score pony at the National Dressage Pony Cup Finals held at Kentucky Horse Park.
- An HDS member was the Champion at the 2016 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals 14-18 year division held at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Illinois.
- An HDS Young Rider finished fourth overall at the 2016 USEF Festival of Champions in the Young Rider division.
Congratulations to all the Region 9 riders who competed at these events. It’s quite an accomplishment just to qualify!
Now that summer is over, it’s time to focus on the Region 9 and SWDC championship shows in October along with other education and administrative HDS activities in the fall.
It’s hard to believe the 2016 dressage year is almost over.
Leslie Rohrer – HDS President