June 26, 2013, Kentucky ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced the ranked list of riders slated to travel to compete in the CEIYJ**** 120km World Endurance Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2013, to be held July 27, Tarbes, France.
Ranked Rider/Horse list – The first five are the traveling squad and starters.
Name Home Town State Age Horse
1. Christina Kimery, Bixby, Oklahoma, age 15 – Wallace Hill Shade
2. Sarah Jack, Nottingham, New Hampshire, age 20 – FYF Dutch
3. Kelsey Russell, Williston, Florida, age, 17 – My Wild Irish Gold
4. Katherine Gardener, Coventry, Rhode Island, age 21 – AF Big Bucks
5. Mary Katherine Clark, Eatonton, Georgia, age 18 – Chasing the Wind
McCamey Kimbler, Aberdeen, South Dakota, age 16 Empiric
Jessica Dicamillo, Las Cruces, New Mexico, age 20
Kelsey Kimbler, Aberdeen, South Dakota, age 20
Cassandra Roberts, Bronson, Florida, age 16
“As Chef I am very pleased and eager to race again as a strong USA team. These are wonderful young ladies and they are focused and ready. We are coming to enjoy the south of France and the wonderful job that Sarah and Christian Lozano are doing as organizers.” Emmett Ross, Chef d’ Equipe, USA Endurance.
TEAM USA YOUNG RIDERS TO RACE IN MEMORY OF DEBORAH REICH AT 2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Deborah was an avid endurance rider, a member of the 2010 and 2011 US Equestrian Teams, and a committed mentor of young endurance riders. She passed away in February.
United States Endurance Athletes Association (USEAA) home page:www.usequineendurance.org
Schedule: The Endurance village will be in the Tarbes forest in southwest France. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, 25 July; the Pre-Ride Veterinary inspection for Friday, 26 July. The ride will start at 07:00 Saturday, 27 July.Prize-giving will be Sunday, 28 July.
Thirty-four countries are listed to compete in the Championship as of June 2013.