Written by Lily Forado
A total of four P.R.E.S are present in the National Championship of Youth in the United States
Festival of Champions, known as the United States National Championship, for Youth, Adults, and Young Horses, will start today and conclude on Sunday, August 25, at the Lamplight Equestrian Center (Chicago). Throughout the entire season, riders must score in certain nationals and internationals on the calendar for said Championship, where a ranking is generated and at the end the top best in the country will receive the invitation.
Regarding the U25 category, the Brentina Cup for Adults under U25, has a total of three P.R.E.s among the competitors. The championship will require riders to run three tests in order to determine the absolute champion: Intermediate II (40 percent), Grand Prix 16-25 (45 percent) and Freestyle U25 (15 percent). Kerrigan Gluch riding Vaquero HGF (raised and owned by Hampton Green Farm) and current number one in the U25 ranking, Rachel Chowanec with Parsifal BRH (raised by Yeguada Benito Rodríguez and Hijos) and Jannike Gray with Giraldillo CEN (raised by Yeguada Centurion) are the three participants who will ride with a PRE on American soil.
Last but not least in the Children’s Category, Justine Boyer will ride the experienced Lentisco XVIII (owned by Hampton Green Farm and raised by Yeguada Victorio and Luchhino).
We will keep you posted.