October 2017 - CDS Jr/YR Champs South
Written by by Kristin Young, CDS director. Photos: Terri Miller
Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:22
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Young talent shines at Southern edition of long running annual tradition.

by Kristin Young, CDS director. Photos: Terri Miller

Hosting the CDS Southern Junior/Young Rider Championship, Aug. 12-13, with the San Diego Summer Show provided a fun and cool atmosphere for the kids. The ever-popular CDS San Diego Annual International Party Friday night allowed the junior/young riders to mingle with adult amateur and open riders in a fun way. Thanks to Sara Mosqueda from the CDS Inland Communities Chapter we had a beautiful cake to celebrate the 50th year of CDS. Saturday night the CDS Junior Ice Cream Social was open to all competitors. The CDS Inland Communities Chapter provided an ice cream sundae bar along with root beer floats or adult floats for those over 21.

First Level 17-Under reserve champ Maggie Evans and Apollo. Kristin Young, CDS Director and Donna Parker of Equine Insurance make the presentation.

Second Level Champions Erin Nichols and Wynn.

Third Level reserve champions Bryce Quinto and Been Verified. Equine Insurance’s Donna Parker and CDS director Beth Coffey Curle made the awards presentation.

Dressage Seat Equitation champion in the 19-21 age group, Anne Cole and Appollo In Color.

FEI Young Rider Champion Katelyn Mosle aboard Don Marco SPS.

Emma Langford & Maximus are Training Level Champs in the 14 & Under bracket.

Originally the brain-child of CDS Volunteer of the Year Mary Schrader, the CDS Junior/Young Rider Championship is the largest and longest run show of its type in the nation. We are grateful to the continued and tireless support by our CDS Office Staff, our sponsors and vendors, our show volunteers, our supportive junior and young rider trainers, and our patient competitor families. Without them the show could not exist. The CDS Southern Junior/Young Rider Championship would not be what it is today without the time and efforts of Carol Plough, Diana Muravez, Glenda McElroy, Regina Antonioli and numerous other volunteers through the years. Thank you to the San Diego CDS Chapter for hosting the CDS Southern Junior/Young Rider Championship in 2017.

Thank you sponsors, vendors, volunteers, trainers, competitors and families!

Sarah Yoffe-Sharpe and Calandra won the FEI Level division.

Sportsmanship Award winner Kamiyama Kassidy & Dundance.

Ice cream social hosted by the CDS Inland Communities Chapter.