December 14, 2013, USEF – AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Andrew Minnick
Bronson, Fla. – After dark in northern Florida Friday night Jeremy Reynolds and RR Gold Dust Rising (Falina Des Fabries x Madeline) were first across the finish line of the 160km USEF North American Endurance Team Challenge Race. They finished their ride through the Goethe State Forest in 8hrs 20minutes 22seconds, or 19.39kpm.
The individual race was an FEI CEI3* competition. Nicki Meuten and Not Tonight were 2nd. Young Rider Kelsey Russell was 3nd on My Wild Irish Gold.
The team competition, a friendly competition with teams from around the U.S., Canada, and Mexico was won by Reynolds and Meuten’s Southeast Team B. Along with Cheryl Van Deusen and Deborah Walker, Southeast Team B’s total time of 27hrs 6minutes 48seconds was more than an hour faster than 2nd place Northeast Team C.
1st place Jeremy Reynolds/ RR Gold Dust Rising – ride time 8:20:22 or 19.39kph – (USA SE B)
2) Nicki Meuten/Not Tonight – 8:22:50 – (USA SE B)
3)Kelsey Russell/ My Wild Irish Gold – 8:28:10 – (USA SE A)
4)Valerie Kanavy/Just Gold – 8:28:20 – (USA NE C)
5) Melody Blittersdorf/Synthetic – 9:06:34 – (USA NE C)
6) Robert Gielen/F. C. Galaxy – 9:06:36 – (Canada E)
7th place: Katherine Gardiner/AF Big Bucks
8th place: Kyle Gibbon/Tribune
9th place: Natalie Muzzio/Laconic
10th place: Steve Rojek/Trident
TEAM GOLD: Southeast Team B of Jeremy Reynolds, Nicki Meuten, Deborah Walker and Cheryl Van Deusen – Team Time: 27:06.48
TEAM SILVER: Northeast Team C of Valerie Kanavy, Melody Blittersdorf, Krista Alderdice and Alayna Wagner – Team Time: 28:19.04
TEAM BRONZE: Northeast Team A of Steven Hay, Sally Jellison, Natalie Muzzio, and Katherine Gardener – Team Time: 29:25.08