December 3, 2022

Canada and USA Zone 7 Claim Children’s and Pre-Junior Gold at 2022 NAYC

Canada and USA Zone 7 Claim Children’s and Pre-Junior Gold at 2022 NAYC

Children’s and Pre-Junior competitors took to the podium for the first time during team competition on Thursday at the Gotham North FEI North American Youth Championships for Jumping, presented by USHJA. Canada took the top spot on the first podium of the day, claiming gold in the Children’s Team Competition for teammates Taylor Wood, Livia Martin, Tristan Tobin, and Mathilde Candele. In the Pre-Junior category, Zone 7 claimed the top honors with Campbell Brown (Fayetteville, Ark.), Ava Le (Flower Mound, Texas), Avery Griffin (Austin, Texas), and Kaylee Rayner (Houston, Texas) accepting their gold medals. Junior and Young Riders competed in their respective First Qualifier classes later in the day, where it was Della White (USA Zone 10 – Newport Beach, Calif.) and Tanner Korotkin (USA Zone 4 – Wellington, Fla.) who claimed top honors, respectively.

First in the ring for Team Competition Thursday morning, the Children’s category welcomed each athlete from all five teams competing over a track designed by Brazil’s Anderson Lima. Four teams tied on a fault-free score coming into the day, which narrowed to just two tied teams on a zero score after all combinations had jumped once. The USA’s Zone 2 sat in a tie with Canada after round one, which held through as the teams jumped yet again, leading to a tie at the top for the gold medal.

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Canada and USA Zone 7 Claim Children’s and Pre-Junior Gold at 2022 Gotham North FEI North American Youth Championships for Jumping, Presented by USHJA – Traverse City Horse Shows

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