August 2015 - The Gallop: North American Junior Young Rider Championships
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 23:26

Team members share their excellent adventures in Kentucky.

As has become a proud tradition, young California equestrians represented our region splendidly at the Junior North American Young Riders Championships, which took place in Lexington, KY July 14-19.

Whether they wound up on the podium or not, our talented, ambitious and hard-working dressage, jumping and event riders conducted themselves in ways that reflect wonderfully on where they came from. The same goes for the medium-sized village of parents, coaches, sponsors, donors and many other supporters who made the adventure possible.

Medal highlights include dressage Young Riders winning gold, the Juniors winning silver and Catherine Chamberlain earning Young Rider individual silver. Catherine’s teammate Cassidy Gallman finished just a few points off the podium, for fourth in the YR Individual standings. She also earned the Championships Style award and, in her free time, wrote the moving account you’ll find here.

In the show jumping competition, the Zone 10 Young Riders squad finished a very respectable fourth. Correspondent Sydney Callaway’s account gives a terrific detailed report on the ins and outs of the intense competition.

By all accounts, our eventing squad had a wonderful experience and finished seventh overall as a team, while Madison Temkin and Kingslee were fourth as individuals.  Madelyn Holtzman’s direct trip from Kentucky to The Event at Rebecca Farms in Montana the next week prevented her from getting her impressions written down in time for this issue. So, look for that in our September edition.

Thanks to all for representing our region so well and making us proud!

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Sydney & Wolf practicing for the FEI jog, which is not as easy as you might think!

Ready In Every Way
Preparation enables Zone 10 Young Rider to maximize a remarkable opportunity.

By Sydney Callaway

The Kentucky Horse Park is an iconic location, with over 20 stabling barns, multiple arenas, dozens of paddocks and rolling grass hills. It is home to many premier events, including the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, which took place July 14-19.

The NAJYRC was started in 1974 solely for eventers with dressage and show jumping added in 1981 and 1982, respectively. Para-dressage was added just this year, and riders 21 and under came representing their home countries of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. This championship has seen many homes, including its inaugural facility in Ontario, then to British Columbia and, for 14 years, Tempel Farms in Illinois.

This year I was in the fortunate position of qualifying for this event and traveling to Lexington to compete for Zone 10 on the Young Rider Team. To qualify for the Zone 10 teams, there are three trials that take place during the year, along with a final mandatory trial held at Blenheim in the first week of June.

Through these trials I was able to qualify for the Young Rider team of four, which included Uma O’Neill, Mackenzie Drazan and Sarah Baz. Morgan Dickerson was named as the alternate and also traveled to Kentucky to compete as an individual for Zone 10.

The Junior Team included Rebecca Reyes, Summer Hill, Eve Jobs and Peyton Warren with Sophia Mossman traveling as the alternate. I believe I can speak for all when saying that the experience gained through attending this event was invaluable and memorable. With a full A and B team for Zone 10, we truly felt a complete team, supporting and cheering for one another through the entire event.  

The Preparation

You can’t show up at Young Riders without preparation. From the Kentucky summer heat and palatable humidity to the grueling five rounds over four days, NAJYRC require a high level of fitness and sharpness from both horse and rider. Upon making the team in early June, my horse Wolf S and I wasted no time addressing our fitness. True to my type A personality, I wrote up a workout plan for both Wolf and myself.

With a little over five weeks to work on Wolf’s fitness, my trainer, Lori de Rosa, and I focused on activities he could do with little to no impact. Newmarket has a beautiful facility and a Euro Walker that we use daily. The first addition to Wolf’s program was to bump up his time in the Euro Walker to twice a day and at least 20 minutes.

I also added hills to his routine, starting with walking up the hill on Newmarket property five times, three times a week, and each week adding an extra lap up the hill.  By the third week I pushed him to trotting up the hill for a few laps.

Very little changed about our actual flatwork, but I put a much larger emphasis on the working walk before flatting and long trail rides afterwards.

As for myself, I was raised to look after my fitness and I already frequented the gym on a daily basis. The one addition I have made lately has been the mental “fitness” of competing. About six months ago I started seeing a sport psychologist who taught me how to handle stress, adapt to change, and learn the fundamentals of how I best function in a performance situation.

A few key points I tried to focus on have been the importance of positive thoughts, finding a routine and calming my mind. I still have much to learn in the art of competition and performance but to anyone who is serious about competing or feels they need help with nerves, I highly recommend finding a certified sports psychologist.

Valiant shows off his team gold medal

All Smiles for Silver! Region 7 Junior teammates ready for the awards ceremony. From left, Shelby Rocereto & Chapeau, Mia Slaughter & Harrington L, Veronica West & Nobeman and Breanna Relucio & Wynsum.

The Process

My horse arrived in Kentucky on Saturday July 11 with the competition starting on Tuesday. Almost all the other Zone 10 horses flew together, as well as the dressage horses that are part of Region 7. My mother and I had already prepared the stall for Wolf and he was very pleased to have a big bed of shavings to roll in. All that was left to do was to wait until Tuesday for the FEI jog and warm-up class.

Tuesday started out with a Zone 10 meeting where everyone was required to practice jogging. The jogging of a horse consists of trotting down a path, turning right, and jogging back that path while being inspected by the FEI stewards and vets.

It can take a bit of practicing to get used to and to do properly. For some horses and riders the jog is easier than for others. If your horse is too lazy, it can look as though your horse is “off” or has a movement abnormality, which leads to being held by the vets, examined and rejogging.  If they decide there is a problem with your horse’s soundness, then you are withheld from the competition and possibly disqualified. If your horse is too wild or has poor ground manners, you run a huge safety risk as you will be running next to your horse as he lunges, bucks and kicks about.  This also makes it difficult for the vets to see the horse’s movement, and you may also be held back to re-jog.  Thankfully, there were no disqualifications for the NAJYRC show jumpers, however I saw more than a few enthusiastic horses trotting along.

For passing the jog, everyone received a badge to put on their team coats. Junior team riders got a badge that said “JR” and Young Riders got a badge that said “YR,” which subsequently went on the front of our coats. After the jog, we all went to the Walnut ring on the far side of the Kentucky Horse Park, where there was a 1.30 track set with a water jump for the warm-up. My horse Wolf jumped around like a peach and after his characteristic and enthusiastic kick out after the water jump, I finished my warm-up on a good note.

The Format

Wednesday, July 15, was the first day of real competition, starting with the Junior Rider’s class in the morning followed by the Young Riders. The only true discrepancy between the classes was the fence height and rider age. While Junior team is 1.40-1.45m throughout the week and consists of 18 and under riders, the Young Rider team is 1.45-1.50m and has a requirement of 16-21 years of age. The first day counted only as an individual class, and was a speed class with faults converted.  NAJYRC is both a team and individual event, like all championships in show jumping, so this class did not count towards the team points, only for the standing of individual medals. The goal here was to get a blazing fast time. Therefore, if you had one or two poles down (which adds four seconds to your time) you can still stay high on the ranking list.

Due to the FEI regulations, the only time to flat for show jumpers was in the early morning under the eyes of the steward. Either make this time with your competition number on your horse’s pad or bridle or you are not allowed to flat or even trail ride.  So from 6-8 a.m. every Junior and Young Rider could be found on the show grounds. This format made it very easy to be there supporting your team members and watching their rounds. As for the Young Riders, it was made even more useful as the Wednesday courses were identical in elements, only starting backwards. From the Junior team there were some beautiful performances and brave efforts at the gallop. It was Juan Pablo Gaspar Albanez from Mexico who came out victorious, and Zone 10 took home a top 10 placing with Eve Job and her mount ending 8th.

I was sixth to go on the Young Rider team, and our chef d’equipe, Karen Healey, explained to me that the speed day was a valuable part of the individual medals and point system. However after discussing the options, I choose to go for a smooth and clear round, sans the speed, as it does not suit my horse to ask for his speed on the first day.  This was also my first true 1.45m class and my first time at Young Riders, so there was an element of uncertainty in the air.

Unfortunately for me, my slow round was not a clear round and put me very low on the overall standings due to faults converted.  Not the best way to start, but I am not one to be beaten down by one poor result.

The Zone 10 jumpers, from left, Sophia Mossman, Eve Jobs, Summer Hill, Mackenzie Drazan, Sydney Callaway, Morgan Dickerson, Peyton Warren, Rebecca Reyes, Uma O’Neill & Sarah Baz.

Day Two

Onto the second day of competition, Thursday was the only day of team competition, with two rounds counting towards your team points as well as your individual standings. You jump the first round in order of teams, whichever team drawing the first slot goes first, then the team drawing second goes second and so forth.

The order of the riders on the team is determined between the chef d’equipe and the riders, with the individuals riders going into this round spread about on the order sheet. Zone 10 had drawn first in the order, and after a conversation with Karen Healey, our chef, and my trainer, Lori de Rosa, about riding either first for the team or last, I elected to go first.

As a rider who focuses a large amount of energy on the analysis of the course, it can sometimes be best for me to go out there and ride my plan concentrating on my feel of the striding and my horse, rather than allowing myself to over-analyze. Luckily, I had one individual rider in front of me who jumped with just four faults, giving me the chance to watch how the course correlated from my walking to true application. First into the ring for the team and I had two fences down but a beautiful effort from my horse and myself. I walked out of the ring pleased with the result and anxious for my teammates.

No one on Zone 10 jumped clear the first round, however it was everyone’s first time on the team and we were all ready to go back and fix our mistakes from the first round. In the second round you must jump the same course again, and all the teams that did not qualify for the second round send their riders in as individuals. All the individual riders complete the course first, then enter the teams. The team with the least amount of faults from three riders wins the gold: the rider with the most faults becomes a drop score. Zone 10 desperately needed a clear to be in contention for a medal. Back in the ring for my second round, I had one of the same jumps down from the first round with just a light tap at the skinny vertical following the open water. I also had the front rail of an oxer out of a steady five-stride, as I failed to anticipate how quickly Wolf got down the line the second time around. Rider error resulted in another eight faults, but again my horse gave me his all and I was happy with my riding. Beyond this, the results from the round are beyond one’s control.  Zone 10 riders again had poles in the second round, with Sarah Baz putting in a beautiful clear round with one toe in the water! Frustrating, but that is the sport. As a team we ended fourth, just off the podium but we were all green-as-grass at this venue and all ready for the individuals on Saturday.

The results from both Wednesday and Thursday determine what Friday will be like for you and your horse. The top 25 individual riders compete on Saturday, however there is a consolation, or farewell, class held on Friday for any rider not qualifying for the Saturday class. For the riders that did qualify, the FEI requires another jog to check for soundness. This is a crucial jog and it is made more difficult from the accumulated fatigue after two days of jumping and the intense Kentucky heat. Thankfully, everyone passed once more.

The Individual Competition

Saturday morning was the final day of competition for the show jumping at the NAJYRC, starting again with the Junior team. I arrived early to get on Wolf and let him stretch with a light flat.  Not many horses required much flatting at this point, as many were growing tired. Wolf felt amazing to me, and I could see that all of our hard work on his fitness had truly paid off. After flatting Wolf, I went over to watch the Junior riders go, and the first round proved difficult for many.

Poles fell everywhere and the standings for individuals bounced around for many riders. Some horses were clearly fatigued at this point, losing their careful jump and precision, while some riders showed fatigue and had difficulty executing the course with the precision they are all capable of. This is where I knew that the psychology of a rider truly counted. It can be difficult to not “tap out” on the final day, but with the jumps the biggest they have been all week and a course to rival the technicality of a USET Final, you need all the brain and horsepower you can muster!

By 9:15 a.m. the individual medals had been placed on the neck of Vivian Yowan with the gold, Juan Pablo Gaspar Albanez with the silver and Sophie Simpson finishing bronze. I was sitting 22nd in the standings for the Young Riders with our course walk at 9:30, however I was first to go in the order, so I quickly got on Wolf and warmed him up.  I needed to be sharp and ready to go.

The courses all week were technical and big.  But the Saturday class took that to a new level. The course was beautifully set, with nothing walking on an awkward striding, and nothing looking impossible. Precision and accuracy were required to get around this course fault free. I knew my horse was up for the challenge, and I felt a bit of nerves creeping in. I walked the line after the open water, a short six strides to a careful vertical, five  short strides again to a 1.50m oxer with pin-stripped poles.

Thankfully, my horse does not require a hard ride to the water, preferring that I ride it more like a triple bar than running at it. This line was well suited for him, I knew, but only if I gave him a perfect ride in. Too soft and you risk a toe in the water, too hard in and the next two lines will be near impossible to get him back, let alone jump a clear. There was one inside turn option on the course as well, and I quite liked it. I told Lori that I wanted to do this turn to allow myself time in other parts of the course for a more accurate ride.

I had my plan and I was ready to execute it.  I had gained a fair amount of confidence from my first 1.50 tracks on Thursday and was ready to prove that it was not luck that got me around those courses. Walking into the ring, once again first, I felt focused and ready.  He jumped each jump with such ease and trust, allowing me to easily steer inside after the tall liverpool vertical, riding up to the water, sitting back for the six to the five-stride.  The last line was a tall plank to a triple combination to a tall skinny vertical, and he did not even touch a pole.

Through the timers clear…. with one time fault!  I did not mind the time fault, as it was my mistake either way. Giving Wolf a cookie from my pocket, I walked out of the ring smiling.

From my 22nd spot, I moved up significantly. I held my breath as many riders struggled with tired horses and a tough track. Upon reaching the top five riders, I was sitting in 16th position with the top 15 coming back to the final round. I held my breath, unsure of what would happen. In the end I stayed in my 16th position. With the way my horse jumped all week and his performance from that day, he deserved a nice bath and a truck load of treats. The final round ended with only found clears, myself being the one time fault. Not bad for the first time!

The top 15 round was a shortened course without the water jump and with less of a discrepancy between the number of poles down. However, clear rounds were still few and far between and a large amount of riders jumped around with four faults.

Zone 10’s Mackenzie Drazan was first in the ring, sitting 14th and delivered a clear round! In the end, Lucy Deslauriers, who came into Saturday sitting in fifth, jumped two clear rounds and watched on as all the other competitors dropped poles in either round.  At the end of the day she claimed the gold medal.

Dressage teammates Brianna Relucio and Wynsum and Lindsey Brewin and Valiant getting ready for the FEI jog.

Region 7 riders decorate their cart for the parade. “Golden State Of Mind” was their clever theme.

Take Home Message 

A championship tests a rider on their consistency, which can be especially difficult for the younger age groups. In equitation medals, we see this with multiple rounds that require extreme preparation and accuracy. While it is no surprise that those who have attended the event before, are familiar with the venue, or have more experience tend to produce more consistent performances at these events, there is more than one way to gain an edge. Through watching videos on YouTube, using mental visualization, finding coping mechanisms, suppressing nerves and many other techniques, it is within everyone’s ability to show up to a final feeling prepared and ready to win.

Things such as time change and sleep can also severely affect your performance, and all of these little details play a large role in your confidence, riding and results.

I have fallen victim to the discouraged attitude and frustration that comes with equitation judging and tough travel conditions. But I have also risen above these challenges on many occasions. While there are many factors that play into who is successful in their chosen sport or profession, what goes on between the ears will always play a key role. I have been fortunate enough to find a horse to bring me to this level. I have a great team behind me, with my trainer Lori, who have been with for 12 years, and my parents who have supported me throughout this journey.

It has not always been easy and, at times, highly discouraging. Only last year I had to withdraw from the Junior Team at Young Riders and withdraw from all the medal finals due to an injured horse. But perseverance brings about change, and eventually a little luck can take you farther than you ever dreamed.

Thank you to the USEF, FEI, and all the amazing sponsors at the Kentucky Horse Park for putting on such a great venue. From the footing to the courses to the facility, everything was functional and impeccable. I would like to thank my family and the Newmarket team for their many years of dedication and confidence in me.

Also thank you to my Zone 10 teammates and Karen Healey for a great show, as well as my favorite teammate, Wolf S, who makes my dreams come true on a daily basis. NAJYRC has been a goal of mine for many years now, and it truly takes a village to reach it. I cannot wait to see what to future holds for me in this sport and for Zone 10 at the 2016 NAJYRC!

Author Sydney Callaway is a long time student of Newmarket in San Diego. She is now heading to start college and ride for the equestrian team at the University of South Carolina. Follow Sydney on Instagram at @sydneygreerr.

Cassidy Gallman & Grand Makana. Photo: Jeremy Gallman

Golden Reflections
Scores, ribbons and medals pale in comparison to the Championship’s real lessons.

By Cassidy Gallman

On November 28 of this year, I will turn 21 years old. Most young adults count down the days until they are finally legal and, while I am looking forward to mine, it will be bittersweet. When I turn 21, I will gain new freedoms, however, I will also be experiencing the end of an era. I will lose the ability to call myself a Young Rider.

The North American Junior and Young Rider Championships is the largest and most prestigious youth equestrian competition on the North American continent. Spanning five disciplines of riding, riders ages 14-21 have the opportunity to compete on teams and as individuals.

I am proud to say I have been apart of this competition for four years and to have ridden on team Region 7 three times. Once as a Junior, once as a spectator/cheerleader/team mascot/captain and twice as a Young Rider.

As a young dressage rider this competition is eye opening.  At home and at local shows, youth dressage riders are usually out numbered by adult amateurs and professionals. While I believe this is a check in the pro column because it is important to be able to connect and learn from individuals of all ages, it can cause us to feel like an anomaly in the sport. We ask ourselves, “Am I the only dressage rider my age?”

During my first year at the NAJYRC I was amazed and overwhelmed when I realized how many young competitive athletes there were in the sport. And not just from the United States but from all over the continent. It awakened me to the world of dressage that was far beyond my hometown. We are definitely not alone. This is just one of the many reasons why this competition is so important in the development of youth dressage riders.

One thing I want to make very clear is the NAJYRC teaches us so much more than riding. This competition gives us experience on an international stage that will give us a leg up in the future if we decide to become professionals but it also provides us with the opportunity to learn crucial social skills and promote sportsmanship. The North American Junior and Young Rider Championships not only made me a stronger rider but it, more importantly, made me a stronger person.

There are nine dressage regions or teams at the NAJYRC, each with a territory. For each team there are, in theory, eight riders. One team of four is comprised of Junior riders who ride two difficult Third Level tests and a Freestyle. The other four comprise a team of Young Riders who ride two Prix St. Georges tests and a Freestyle. In essence, all riders ride a team test, an individual test and, if they qualify, a Freestyle.

Region 7 is made of riders from California and Nevada. This year all eight riders were from all across California. The Junior team consisted of Brianna Relucio, Shelby Rocereto, Mia Slaughter, and Veronica West with Lindsey Brewin, Sami Jenney, Catherine Chamberlain and me on the Young Rider team. We came to this competition as individuals, but when we arrived, we came together as a team.

Selfie time in the rider’s parade for dressage squad. Back row, from left, Brianna Relucio, Shelby Rocereto, Mia Slaughter & Veronica West. Front row, Catherine Chamberlain (partly hidden), Cassidy Gallman, Lindsey Brewin & Sami Jenney.

Just Chillin’ -- Cassidy & Makana

A Team From Day-One

We all made the decision to fly our horses from California to Lexington, KY. Half came from Southern California and arrived perfectly on time at 12 p.m., however, the other half from Northern California unexpectedly met delays. They did not arrive until 12 a.m. The half of us who had already received our horses could have gone back to the hotel and slept but we didn’t.

Instead, we created a Kumbaya-style circle of foldable chairs and rapped/sang along to Eminem and the High School Musical soundtrack and waited for our horses. From day-one, we were a team. This continued when an electrical storm with 70 mph winds hit the Kentucky Horse Park and we huddled in tack stalls with a small battery-powered lantern for light. This continued whenever someone needed a broom, fly spray, carrots, rubber bands or a pep talk. This continued when we talked about how far we had come and what this meant to us. We worked together not just because that is what teams do but also because we respected one another, believed in one another, and we were genuinely there for one another. On team competition day it showed.

The Young Riders all had problems with their tests, myself included, but on that day we all did the best we could for our teammates and our horses and it ended up working out. Our teamwork showed in our scores and with a 67%, 66%, 65% and a 64%, we earned the gold medal and became the number one team on the North American continent.

This was an emotional time for me. I am not commonly a happy crier but let me tell you, the floodgates were opened. I went into this competition, knowing it was my last, and told myself just to enjoy it. Enjoy the time I had with my friends and my horse. I knew we had the potential as a team for gold but, for me, it was never an expectation.

So I did what I planned, I enjoyed every single second. I enjoyed the awards, the honor rounds, the press conference and the weight of the gold medal around my neck, and the smiles on my teammates’ faces. What they say is true, find happiness and success will follow.

The Juniors, all rookies, did a phenomenal job as well. They earned the team silver medal and left saying they had won. That day is one that we will never forget. We rode our hearts out and got to stand on the podium with our friends. On Individual day and Freestyle day our teamwork didn’t end. We watched every one of our teammates’ rides that we could, so long as it did not interfere with our own ride. We cheered when Reg. 7 was on the podium and even when it wasn’t.

The North American Junior and Young Rider Championships means more than any other horse show because when you are there you realize you are not alone. We may ride primarily as individuals, but I truly believe that this is and always will be a team sport. To be successful, we needed to have the support from those close to us. Our support came from our parents, our friends and our sponsors and, most importantly, from each other and our horses.

Organization is key and being prepared takes on a whole new meaning. When everything comes together it is magic and it why Region 7 left with nine medals and eight lifelong friendships. I owe so much to these championships. In Lexington, KY, I found myself. I learned that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life, and I also learned that there is so much more to life than horses. I found a love that I will always hold on to. A love I found in people connected by horses. This means more to me than any score or blue ribbon could and this is why, in my eyes, the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships will be special forever.

Author Cassidy Gallman lives and rides in San Diego and is earning her marketing degree in college. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @cassations or visit


Junior Rider Team
Gold:     Canada, Ontario
Silver:     Region 7
Bronze:    Region 9

Junior Rider Individual
Gold:     Helen Claire McNulty & Checkmate, Reg. 2
Silver:     Cammille Bergeron & Delfiano, (British Columbia/Alberta)
Bronze:    Chloe Taylor & Calecto V, Reg. 9

Young Rider Team
Gold:     Reg. 7
Silver: Reg 3
Bronze:    Canada, Alberta, BC

Young Rider Individual
Gold:     Natalie Pai & Fritz San Tino, Reg 3
Silver:     Catherine Chamberlain & Avesto Van Weltevreden, Reg. 7
Bronze:    Naima Moriera Laliberte & Belefonte, Quebec
Fourth:    Cassidy Gallman & Grand Makana, Reg. 7

Junior Rider Freestyle
Gold:     Barbara Davis & Rotano, Reg. 3
Silver:     Helen Claire McNulty & Checkmate, Reg 2
Bronze:    Cammille Bergeron & Delfiano, (British Columbia/Alberta)
Tenth:    Veronica West & Nobleman, Reg. 7

Young Rider Freestyle
Gold:     Naima Moreira Laliberte & Belafonte, Canada
Silver:     Hannah Bauer & Trustful, Reg. 1
Bronze:    Kerrigan Gluch & Vaquero HGF, Reg. 2
Sixth:    Catherine Chamberlain & Avesto Van Weltevreden
Ninth:    Lindsey Brewin & Valliant, Reg. 7


Junior Rider - Team
Gold:     Zone 4
Silver: Zone 5/9
Bronze:    Mexico North

Junior Rider - Individual
Gold:     Vivian Yowan & Vornado Van Den Hoendrik, Zone 5
Silver:     Juan Pablo Gaspar Albanez & Puertas So What, Mexico North
Bronze:    Sophie Simpson & Why Not, Zone 4

Young Rider - Team
Gold:     Zone 3/5
Silver:     Zone 2
Bronze:    Zone 4/8
Fourth:    Zone 10

Young Rider -- Individual
Gold:     Lucy Deslauriers & Hester, Zone 2
Silver:     Brittni Raflowitz & Baloumina du Ry,

Zone 4
Bronze:    Noel Fauntleroy & Cabras, Zone 3


Junior Riders - Team
Gold:     Area II
Silver:     Area V
Bronze:    Area VIII
Seventh:    Area VI

Junior Riders - Individuals
Gold:     Camilla Grover-Dodge, Area II
Silver:     Madelynn Snoozy or Ridgefield, WA
Bronze:    Shelby Brost, or Red Deer, Alta, Canada

Young Riders – CCI Two-Star Individual
Gold:     Diane Portwood & Cinerescent, Area III
Silver:     Nicole Doolittle & Tops, Area III
Bronze:    Paige Pence & Class Action