Hickok, Von Lierop, Matute, and McAuliffe Triumph in Florida International Dressage Youth Championships at AGDF - Expert advice on horse care and horse riding

Hickok, Von Lierop, Matute, and McAuliffe Triumph in Florida International Dressage Youth Championships at AGDF

Competition for AGDF 10 concluded with the 2015 Florida International Dressage Youth Championships (FIDYC).
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March 15, 2015--Competition for AGDF 10 concluded on Sunday with the 2015 Florida International Dressage Youth Championships (FIDYC) as well as the FEI Intermediaire 1 Freestyle CDI-W 1*. The FIDYC, sponsored by Hampton Green Farm, Pana Cavallo and the Davis Family, and Dressage4Kids, showcased the talent of 35 upcoming riders from around the world. The Overall division winners included: Chase Hickok (USA) for U-25, Dana van Lierop (NED) in the Young Rider division, Juan Matute, Jr. (ESP) in the Juniors, and Amanda Mcauliffe (USA) in the Pony division. AGDF 12, with CDIO3*/CDI3*/CDI1* competition is the final week of the circuit, held March 24-27.

Chase Hickok and Sagacious HF | Photo Copyright SusanJStickle.com

Chase Hickok and Sagacious HF | Photo Copyright SusanJStickle.com

Chase Hickok of Wellington, FL, had a spectacular week aboard Hyperion Stud LLC's Sagacious HF. Hickok, who is a full time resident in Wellington, has been able to compete at several CDIs this season. "We took last week off to go back to training before the championships and I think it was overall much better than previous weeks, so I'm really happy with that," she said. "It's a great feeling to be a part of a championship weekend and it's a great sense of camaraderie and a great opportunity to compete with so many great riders."

With an incredible performance in the Young Rider Freestyle Sunday morning, receiving a 77.925%, and an 80.500% from the Judge at M, it is clear that van Lierop is an incredible talent for the Dutch in dressage. "I'm thrilled and proud of everything that we accomplished this week. It's amazing to see all of the other riders here and be able to compete in a new environment. I have to truly thank the owner, Jochen Arl. He made this all happen, and I am so incredibly thankful for him giving us the opportunity to compete here," she expressed.

Juan Matute, Jr., a familiar face around Wellington this circuit, has continued to improve this season and had great rides with both horses competing in FIDYC this week. He mentioned, "I think this show was a big success, and it's a great experience. I was very pleased with all of my tests and it gives me a better idea of areas to keep working in and improving on. All across the board (it was) very positive."

This was the first CDI competition for Amanda Mcauliffe and the duo gained much needed experience in the international arena for them to continue exceling in the Pony divisions. "This was my first winter in Florida and my first CDI, and I'm really happy to be riding him and to have been able to compete here. It was really fun, and we have learned so much."

Antonia Arl (BEL) and Equestricons Ziggy placed first in the FEI Junior Freestyle receiving a 74.325%. Alexandra Meghji (CAN) and Iliado II followed in second with a 70.075% and Ashleigh Conroy-Zugel (USA) and Ungaro in third earning a 66.650%.

Dana van Lierop (NED) and Equestricons Walküre finished atop the leaderboard in the FEI Young Rider Freestyle with a 77.925%, followed by Vivien Niemann (GER) and Don Vertino in second on a 73.450%, and Rosalie Bos (NED) and Equestricons Bolita rounding out the top three receiving a 72.725%.

Final Results Florida International Dressage Youth Championships presented by Dressage4Kids, Hampton Green Farm, Pana Cavallo
Place, Name, Country, Horse, Horse Information, Team Test Score, Individual Test Score, Overall Total (50% of each score together):

U-25:
1. Chase Hickok (USA), Sagacious HF, 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Hyperion Farm LLC, Welt Hit II x Judith x Cocktail: 70.421%, 69.767%, 70.094%

2. Sean Sierra Keasler (USA), Lux Stensvang, 2002 Danish Warmblood gelding owned by rider, Lobster x Verona Stensvang x Diamond: 66.763%, 68.070%, 67.417%

3. Tanya Strasser-Shostak (CAN) Action Tyme, 2000 Oldenburg gelding owned by Evi Strasser, Aktuell x Ann Lady af Hvarre x Aleksander: 67.368%, 64.116%, 65.742%

4. Melanie Montagano (USA), Ga Deva, 2000 Dutch Warmblood mare owned by rider, Gambol x Kaola: 63.079%, 65.884%, 64.482%

Young Rider:
1. Dana van Lierop (NED), Equestricons Walküre, 2005 Oldenburg mare owned by Jochen Arl, Romanov x Weissera x Donnerschwee: 74.289%, 74.868%, 74.578%

2. Rosalie Bos (NED), Equestricons Bolita, 2006 Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Jochen Arl, Uptown x Rolita x Flemmingh: 71.974%, 71.711%, 71.843%

3. Vivien Niemann (GER), Don Vertino, 2006 Hanoverian gelding owned by Ilana Niemann, Don Frederico x Windroeschen x Weltmeyer: 70.632%, 71.026%, 70.829%

4. Juan Matute, Jr. (ESP), Quantico Ymas, owned by Juan Matute, Fighting Fit x Hauptstutbuch: 69.974%, 67.316%, 68.645%

5. Rakeya Moussa (CAN), Merlin Nemorensis, 2000 Oldenburg gelding owned by Susan & Mohammed Moussa, Clintino x Hauptstutbuch Landwunsch x Larinero: 67.921%, 68.684%, 68.303%

6. Ayden Uhlir (USA), Sjapoer, 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by rider, Contango x Jenia x Wolfgang: 67.526%, 65.500%, 66.513%

7. Kerrigan Gluch (USA), Vaquero HGF, 2007 P.R.E. stallion owned by Hampton Green Farm, Cuatrero IU x Encina HGF: 66.974%, 65.789%, 66.382%

8. Naima Moreira Laliberte (CAN), Nao Guimeraie, 2001 Lusitano gelding owned by Fiducie Naga Trust, Trouvere RBO x Queseda: 64.842%, 64.947%, 64.895%

Junior:
1. Juan Matute, Jr. (ESP), Dhannie Ymas, 2007 Hanoverian gelding owned by Cristina Danguillecourt, Don Crusador x Welina: 71.297%, 71.632%, 71.465%

2. Antonia Arl (BEL), Equestricons Ziggy, 2004 Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Jochen Arl, Riverman x Jiovette x Flemmingh: 67.649%, 72.711%, 70.180%

3. Felicitas Hendricks (GER), Faible AS, 2004 Westphalian gelding owned by rider, Fürst Piccolo x Deja Vue x D'accord: 70.865%, 67.816%, 69.340%

4. Asia Ondaatje Rupert (USA), Twelfth Night, 2003 Dutch Warmblood mare owned by rider, Gribaldi x Muppet x Focus: 67.135%, 69.737%, 68.436%

5. Camille Carier Bergeron (CAN), Lowelas, 2000 Trakhener gelding owned by Gilles Bergeron: 65.459%, 67.711%, 66.585%

6. Alexandra Meghji (CAN), Iliado II, 2005 P.R.E. gelding owned by Diana Belevsky, Idilio II x Ibiza: 65.703%, 67.237%, 66.470%

7. Ashleigh Conroy-Zugel (USA), Ungaro, 1997 Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Sonia Zugel, Weltmeyer II x M. Lady One x Wederkreis: 63.405%, 65.579%, 64.492%

8. Sophia Schults (USA), Zealand, 2004 Lusitano gelding owned by rider, Nito Itapua x Romena Imagem x Havano: 61.351%, 63.053%, 62.202%

Pony:
1. Amanda Mcauliffe (USA), Da Kiekste, 2007 German Riding Pony owned by Sara Schmitt, Do It Again x Maisha x Constantin: 63.590%, 65.683%, 64.637%

2. Asia Ondaatje Rupert (USA), Otinio, 1998 New Forest Pony owned by rider: 63.590%, 65.293%, 64.442%

Overall Top Four:
1. Dana van Lierop (NED), Equestricons Walküre, 2005 Oldenburg mare owned by Jochen Arl, Romanov x Weissera x Donnerschwee: 72.289%, 74.868%, 74.578%

2. Rosalie Bos (NED), Equestricons Bolita, 2006 Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Jochen Arl, Uptown x Rolita x Flemmingh: 71.974%, 71.711%, 71.843%

3. Juan Matute, Jr. (ESP), Dhannie Ymas, 2007 Hanoverian gelding owned by Cristina Danguillecourt, Don Crusador x Welina: 71.297%, 71.632%, 71.465%

4. Vivien Niemann (GER), Don Vertino, 2006 Hanoverian gelding owned by Ilana Niemann, Don Frederico x Windroeschen x Weltmeyer: 70.632%, 71.026%, 70.829%