HGF Lendon Youth Festival 201707.14.2017
Another great year for the LYDF Midwest at Hampton Green Farm. At the end of June, we held our annual youth festival--our favorite event of the summer (if not the whole year!). As in all prior years, the Festival begins with a 2 day clinic for riders under 21 who have met the criteria for the newly named TEAM (Training, Education and Mentoring) program, provided by Dressage4Kids and Lendon Gray. These riders were trained in a clinic format by Lendon, and provided seminars with Dr. Jeff Bunn of Equine Medical, on how to handle equine emergencies, Kylie Heitmann on testing supplements for effectiveness, and a Master Class by two-time Spanish Olympian Jose Daniel Martin Dockx.
All TEAM riders then joined a large group of local children who competed in the Lendon Youth Festival show on Sunday. This competition consists of 3 divisions--a written test, a ridden dressage test, and an equitation class. Lots of food and fun for all the families who came out. Great rides and super young people!
Our thanks to all who helped out--riders, trainers, judges, grooms, parents, sponsors, staff, and volunteers! Enjoy this video, made by Lily Forado, about the event! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcG5ZsCOSpI.
Lendon Youth Festival Midwest 2017 AWARD WINNERS
High Point Champion Sophia Schults
High Point Written Annie Klepper
High Point Dressage Maya Ilada
High Point Equitation Sophia Schults
High Point Walk Trot Maya Illada
High Point Training Justine Boyer
High Point First Nicole Pelfresne
Level High Point FEI Sophia Schultz
Turnout Award Nicole Pelfresne
Most Valuable Volunteer Kate Esterline
Youngest Rider Award Cedeye Nass
Young Horse Started By Rider Nicole Pelfresne
Highest Scoring PRE Sophia Schults
Individual Results in Gallery