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New: Area II YR Youth Council to be formed in 2023

Hey, Young Riders! Would you like to have a say in what activities Area II develops this year? For 2023 we will be re-establishing the Young Rider Youth Council for Area 2.  The YR Youth Council will:

1.  Define the future activities for the Area 2 YR Program.
2.  Communications/Marketing of Program Activities and Success
3.  Actively engage in the Fundraising and other YR Support activities
 
Requirements:
1.  Young Rider Program Member enthusiastic to support the YR MIssion
2.  Time commitment 6-8 volunteer hours per quarter (every 3 months)
 
This is a GREAT thing to have on your resume, and for those who are considering applications for any national level YR program, being an active Council Member shows interest and commitment! Please send Chris Donovan your interest and any questions.  
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Area II Young Riders: Nick Beshear

Joining Audrey Ogan, Meg Pelligrini and Noah Stanlaske is:

Nicholas Beshear

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Nicholas (Nick) Beshear, 19, from Somerset, VA., is riding his father, Jeff Beshear’s Rio De Janeiro, a 13yo Holsteiner, (River Dancer-Vanilla Ice) in the CCI3-L competition. In the 2022 season, so far Nick and Rio won River Glen Summer Horse Trials CCI3-S, were the highest placed Young Rider and placed sixth overall at Great Meadow International CCI3-S in July; second placed Young Rider and top ten overall at Morven Park International CCI3-S in October. In addition, the pair also won and Virginia Horse Trials May CCI2-S, and won an Open Intermediate division at Maryland Horse Trials. Nick is competing for the first time on an Area II Young Rider championship team, and is a 2023 Emerging Athlete U25 candidate. Erin Gilmore Photo.

Area II Young Riders: Noah Stanlaske and Meg Pellegrini

It's time to cheer on our Area II Young Riders! We will be featuring all of our Young Rider competitors that have entered the Dutta Corp. national Young Rider Championship this year to be held at Tryon International Equestrian Center, Millspring, NC., Nov. 9-13, 2022. (Watch LIVE on USEFNetwork.)

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Noah Stanlaske
CCI1* Competitor Noah Stanlaske, 17, is a high school junior taking classes at Laurel Springs High School, and is from McMurray, PA. Noah has ridden his long-time partner, Chesterland, a 15yo Thoroughbred (Innkeeper – Windsor Bonnet) from his first event at Beginner Novice level to CCI2*. He is also entered on DHI Showman, an 8yo Warmblood (Elvis Ter Putte - Bubertha), and trains in Pennsylvania with National Champion 5* rider, Pan Am medalist Buck Davidson and his father, multiple Olympic medalist and World Champion Bruce Davidson. In 2022, Noah and Chesterland completed at the CCI2-L level at the Ocala International, and the CCI2-S at Great Meadows International. Riding DHI Showman, Noah won a Preliminary division at the Maryland Horse Trials this summer. Erin Gilmore Photo
 
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Meg Pellegrini
Meg Pellegrini,18, is from Wayne, PA. She began eventing in Southern California and relocated from the West Coast to train with Lillian Heard out of Cochranville, PA. Meg competes on three horses: her own RF Eloquence (Contender-Ginger), 17yo Holsteiner; her own Global Naxos (Nektos-Komtess IV), 10yo Holsteiner; and her and Molly Pellegrini’s Cassilio G, (Cassiliano – Dormani), 7yo Holsteiner. Meg was named to the USEF Emerging Athlete 25 program, and was part of the Area II gold medal winning squad at the YRC in 2021. She’s the second leading Young Rider in the nation as of November 1 and has competition successes up to the CCI3*L level. This year, Meg will be competing Global Naxos and Cassilio G in the CCI2*L and CCI1*L at Tryon. Amy Dragoo Photo
 

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Today's rider is Audrey Ogan who will be competing for Area II on her own Always Cooley in the CCI2-L.

CCI2* Competitor Audrey Ogan is from Charlottesville, VA, where she is a working student for USET Olympic/WEG Team Rider, multiple 5* winning eventer Kim Severson. Audrey grew up on the West Coast riding ponies, began eventing, and moved to Area II in 2020. She rides her own 11yo ISH mare, Always Cooley (Ramiro B – Unknown). This year, they were the third-placed Young Rider at the Great Meadows International CCI2-S, finishing double clear in jumping phases, and won a Preliminary division at Fair Hill International August horse trials. Erin Gilmore Photo

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Berkley Gardner and Aristocrat- 2022 area 2 Modified Division Champions!

Berkley Gardner and Aristocrat- 2022 area 2 Modified Division Champions!

 

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