Sunday, July 20, 2014

Morgan Watson Wins NAJYRC Endurance Race

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RELEASE: July 18, 2014
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department

Lexington, Ky. - The North American Young Rider Endurance Championship began bright and early on Friday morning, as 14 entries raced through the Kentucky Horse Park and surrounding farmland. After little more than six hours and 14 minutes on the trail, it came down to a single second that separated the first and second-place finishers.

Teammates on the Southeast team, Morgan Watson and Cassandra Roberts, showed their team spirit as they cantered the home stretch side-by-side. It was Watson (Clinton, Tenn.) and her own My Lords Elisha who crossed the finish line first in a time of 6:14:23, with Roberts (Bronson, Fla.) and Janice Worthington’s Golden Lightning finishing second in 6:14:24. Christina Kimery (Bixby, Okla.) and Jeremy Olson’s Noslo’s Selket Da Yankee crossed third in a time of 6:44:32.

The Southeast team finished Friday with the best cumulative time of 19:16:37. The team is composed of:
Michael Bishop (Raleigh, N.C.) and Mary Farris’ Thundering Overtime
Mallory Capps (Cumming, Ga.) and Jeremy Olson’s SA Belshazzar
Morgan Watson (Clinton, Tenn.) and My Lords Elisha
Josie Whelan (Leicester, N.C.) and Cheryl and Stagg Newman’s FFC First Csea Lord
Cassandra Roberts (Bronson, Fla.) and Janice Worthington’s Golden Lightning

The Central team was the second and final team to complete the course in a time of 23:01:12. The team is composed of:
Mary Kathryn Clark (Eatonton, Ga.) and Mustafa Tehrani’s Chasing The Wind
Emilynn DiBassie (Magnolia, Texas) and her own MK Spyder
Jessica DiCamillo (Las Cruces, N.M.) and Karen Binns-DiCamillo’s SHA Strike Two
Christine Kimery (Bixby, Okla.) and Jeremy Olson’s Noslo’s Selket Da Yankee

For full results or to learn more about the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North, please visit www.youngriders.org.