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Tatiana Dzavik Wins ASPCA Maclay Region 1 Qualifier, Jennifer Waxman Wins Region 4

Final List of Qualifiers from Regionals for ASPCA Maclay National Championship Named

New York, NY - October 1, 2007 - The final two qualifiers for this year's ASPCA Maclay National Championship were held this past weekend. The winner of Region 1 was Tatiana Dzavik of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The victory in Region 4 went to Jennifer Waxman of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The national championship will be held on October 31-November 4, 2007, at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament in Syracuse, NY.

This year marks the third time that Dzavik will compete in the ASPCA Maclay National Championships. She rode Truffle, a horse owned by her trainer Missy Clark, to the win in the regional qualifier, which was held at Grand Fall Classic in Westbrook, CT. Dzavik has placed second in the past two years in her region, so moving up to the win this year was "great," she said. "I hope winning regionals this year will change my luck for finals too."

There was no test for the Region 1 riders this year, but they faced a challenging first round course that included a bounce combination. Dzavik had full confidence in Truffle, who is "very, very experienced" in the ring. "Just like all of John (Brennan) and Missy's horses," she added. "There was no problem with him (on course); he was absolutely perfect."

Dzavik is a working student at North Run, the barn run by Missy Clark and John Brennan. Since this is her last junior year, she is looking forward to attending the national championship. "I've been working really hard all year, and I'm very excited to go to Syracuse," she said.

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Waxman and her horse Falcon have experience in the ASPCA Maclay National Championships. Last year in Syracuse, the talented rider placed third in her first time at the national championship and was fifth in her qualifier. She returns this year as a 15-year-old and is ready to improve on her performance. She qualified this year at the Kentucky National Horse Show in Lexington. "We were kidding her at Regionals this year. Last year, we hadn't done much of the big equitation classes. She had much more pressure, and it was more intense this year. She handled it well and gave a solid performance. We were thrilled with it," said her trainer, Ken Smith of Ashland Farms.

Waxman and the other top three riders were asked to complete a test by the judges, which included a trot jump, counter canter, and a halt. Waxman was the last to test, and Falcon was ready to go. "He got a little antsy in the line-up because we went in right after the flat phase," Waxman explained. "I'm glad he kept his composure! He didn't enjoy standing there, but he was perfect for the test." The young rider gave special thanks to her parents and her trainers, Ken and Emily Smith.

2007 ASPCA Maclay Region 1 Top Ten

1. Tatiana Dzavik, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2. Katherine Stewart, Fairfield, CT

3. Kyle Wolf, Westport, CT

4. Cortie Wetherill, Wellington, CT

5. Kate Salzman, Riverside, CT

6. Jennifer Walters, Shelburne, VT

7. Matthew Metell, Falmouth, MA

8. Alexandra Arute, Avon, CT

9. Victoria Birdsall, Topsfield, MA

10. Michael Hughes, Allendale, NY

2007 ASPCA Maclay Region 4 Top Ten

1. Jennifer Waxman, Chagrin Falls, OH

2. Henry Pfeiffer, Temperance, MI

3. Kels Bonham, Claremore, OK

4. Amelia McArdle, Barrington, IL

5. Catie Boone , Lexington, KY

6. Michael Burnette, Carmel, IN

7. Lauren Patava, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

8. Catie Hope, Barrington, IL

9. Elizabeth Perry, Kalamazoo, MI

10. Emily Reynolds, Glen Ellyn, IL

Final List of Regional Qualifiers

Region 1

1. Tatiana Dzavik

2. Katherine Stewart

3. Kyle Wolf

4. Cortie Wetherill

5. Kate Salzman

6. Jennifer Walters

7. Mathew Metell

8. Alexandra Arute

9. Victoria Birdsall

10. Michael Hughes

11. Julianna Richardson

12. Lauren Horth

13. Johanna Hyyppa

14. Lauren Vogel

15. Doscher Hobler

16. Mallory Contois

17. Olivia Jack

18. Abby Cook

19. Grace Rogers

20. Jennifer Burke

21. Natalie Crane

22. Eileen McNamara

23. Robert Lee

24. Nina Pola

25. Rachel Udelson

26. Molly Cikacz

27. Kelly Lively

28. Elise Fishelson

29. Samantha Strouss

30. Carolyn Crosby

31. Kelsey Savage

32. Olivia Dorey

33. Callie Seaman

34. Suzanne Snyder

35. Julia Weiss

36. Caroline Hughes

Region 2

1. Maria Schaub

2. Kim McCormack

3. Carolyn Curcio

4. Maya Bluestone

5. Addison Phillips

6. Danielle Cooper

7. Kacey McCann

8. Katherine Newman

9. Jesse Kimmelman

10. Jacqueline Lubrano

11. Elizabeth Lubrano

12. Chelsea Moss

13. Emma Lipman

14. Cassie French

15. Christina Gellos

16. Grace Carucci

17. Michael Desiderio

18. Tilden Brighton

19. Christina Lin

20. Kitt Ritter

21. Reed Kessler

22. Laura King-Kaplan

23. Kaelin Tully

24. Schaefer Raposa

25. Melissa Barton

26. Malena Smith

27. Rebecca Turner

28. Olivia Clancy

29. Genevive Zock

30. Ashley Miller

Region 3

1. Sara Green

2. Taylor Adams

3. Paulena Johnson

4. Emily Gardner

5. Catherine Pasmore

6. Katie Dinan

7. Faye Keegan

8. Claudia Billups

9. Taylor Kain

10. Molly Braswell

11. Jessica Tindley

12. Megan Fellows

13. Paige Dekko

14. Kaleigh Senesac

15. Chase Boggio

16. Hayden Warmington

17. Jamie Steinhaus

18. Catherine Billings

19. Matti Fisher

20. Katie Miranda

21. Isabel Vandeventer

22. Alexa Lieppe

23. Taylor Land

24. Stephanie Underwood

25. Tara Bostwick

Region 4

1. Jennifer Waxman

2. Henry Pfeiffer

3. Kels Bonham

4. Amelia McArdle

5. Catie Boone

6. Michael Burnette

7. Lauren Patava

8. Catie Hope

9. Elizabeth Perry

10. Emily Reynolds

11. Hillary McNerney

12. Cassie Moffatt

13. Noah Abramson

14. Hayley Barnhill

15. Laura Pfeiffer

16. Patricia Holbel

17. Ashely Romano

18. Catherine Tyree

19. Taylor Byram

20. Hannah Stevens

21. Lindsay Strafuss

22. Victoria Lee

23. Cathy Rolfs

24. Ryan Sassmannshausen

25. Olivia Skye Cameron

26. Caitlin Ceglarek

Region 5

1. Hanna Botney

2. Hannah Beresford

3. Lauren Weller

4. Jordan White

5. Abigail Crowell

6. Kirstie Dobbs

Region 6

1. Alisha Davis

2. Lindsay Sceats

3. Emily McCoy

4. Sarah Tredennick

Region 7

1. O.J. Berkes

2. Alexa Anthony

3. McKenzie Woolley

4. Hannah Evans

5. Dana Henson

6. Carly Anthony

7. Alexa Allen

Region 8

1. Tina DiLandri

2. Hilary Neff

3. Caroline Ingalls

4. Nicoletta Von Heidegger

5. Saer Coulter

6. Katherine James

7. Jocelyn Neff

8. Ali Ohringer

9. Samantha Harrison

10. Lauren Michaels

11. Taylor Harris

12. Kayla West

13. Tiffani Weeda

14. Veronica Tracy

15. Jennifer Weeks

For more information on the ASPCA Maclay National Championships and its qualifiers as well as the National Horse Show Association of America, please visit http://www.nhs.org.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Dzavik and Truffle, winners of the ASPCA Maclay Region 1 qualifier. Photo (C) 2007 Reflections Photography. This photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.

 

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