Lexington, Kentucky, USA – September 23, 2021 – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations selected represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the 2021 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Final in Kronenberg, the Netherlands from September 22-26, 2021. This is the first time the program will field both Junior and Young Rider teams. Both teams will contest a two-round Nations Cup-style class, offering valuable team experience in a championship-like environment.
The following athletes are listed in alphabetical order and will represent the U.S. Jumping Team in Young Rider Team competition and led by Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski.
Tali Dejong (Golden, Colo.) and her own Heavenly Star, a nine-year-old KWPN mare
Riley Delbecq (Duck Key, Fla.) and her own Julesraimus de Barisy, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding
Mimi Gochman (New York, N.Y.) and Celina BH, an 11-year-old Holsteiner mare owned by Gochman Sport Horses LLC
Caelinn Leahy (Maple Park, Ill.) and Coldplay 31, a 12-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Steve Schaefer
The following athletes are listed in alphabetical order and will represent the U.S. Jumping Team in Junior Team competition and led by Chef d’Equipe Anne Kursinski.
Virginia Bonnie (Upperville, Va.) and Efodea, an 11-year-old KWPN mare owned by Nina Bonnie
Ansgar Holtgers, Jr. (Wellington, Fla.) and Elina, a 12-year-old KPWN mare owned by Gut Einhaus, LLC
Caroline Mawhinney (Woodside, Calif.) and her own Stella Levista, a 13-year-old Hanoverian mare
Zayna Rizvi (Wellington, Fla.) and Excellent, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Peacock Ridge LLC
Source: Press Release from the US Equestrian Communications Department for US Equestrian / USEF – United States Equestrian Federation
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