|Jonathan Wentz Earns Spot on Team USA at the 2012 Paralympics in London
Jonathan Wentz claims the Reserve Champion title at the 2012 USEF Para Equestrian National Championship in Gladstone, New Jersey, in early June. Jonathan also secured one of the four spots available on Team USA and will represent our country at the 2012 Paralympics in London! We are all very proud of Jonathan and will be cheering him on in London.
Click here to read an article on the 2012 Para-Equestrian National Championships.
The Wylie (Texas) News also printed an artcle on Jonathan’s achievement. Please click here to read the article (attn: article is 4.5MB in size to download).
The USEF Equestrian Magazine (June/July 2012 edition) also featured an artcle on Jonathan. Please click here to read the extracted article (attn: article is a 4.9MB PDF to download) or the full magazine available by clicking here (attn: this is a large FLASH-based download).
To view other photos of the championships held in Gladstone, NJ, in June, please click here to go to the photo gallery.
Pictured below is Tina Wentz (mother of Jonathan), NTEC Richter Scale, Jonathan Wentz, and trainer Kai Handt
|Two NTEC Dressage Riders Attend the 2012 NAJYRC
Representing Region 9, two dressage riders from NTEC qualified for and attended the 2012 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC). This premier competition was held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Anna Campbell rode Wandango in the Junior Rider division and Julia Handt rode her mount, Don Peppino, in the Young Rider division.
The Region 9 Junior team came in third overall and was awarded the FEI Bronze Medal. The entire four-member Junior team was comprised of (picture on right atop the Bronze Medal stand, left-to-right): Ayden Uhlir on Sjapoer (Texas), NTEC rider Anna Campbell riding Wandango, Cameron Dauterive on Don Giovanni (Louisiana), and Kalie Beckers riding Carush (Louisiana).
The entire NTEC family is VERY PROUD. Congratulations to Anna, Julia, and all of our junior and young riders!
|Two NTEC Riders Invited to and Attend the 2012 Festival of Champions
Twenty year old Jonathan Wentz and fifteen year old Anna Campbell were invited to compete in the 2012 USEF National Dressage Championships held in Gladstone, New Jersey, in June. This elite competition hosts the very best dressage riders in the U.S. with only the top twelve nationally ranked riders invited to attend.
Jonathan riding NTEC Richter Scale, owned by Kai Handt, finished as the USEF Para-Equestrian Reserve Champion (reference first award entry above).
Anna was riding Wandango, owned by her sister Rachel Campbell. This was the second time Anna competed in this USEF National Championship in the Junior Rider division and finished 8th overall.
Congratulations to both Jonathan and Anna on their fantastic achievements!
2012 Southwest Dressage Club (SWDC)
and GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships
|Rider and Horse
Kai Handt and NTEC Willi Wesley
Kai Handt and Calimero
Nathalie Martin and Royal
Anna Campbell and Mai
Anna Campbell and Wandango
Julia Handt and Cuplee
McKenna Black and Cappi
Nia Kinney and Hemmingway
Nia Kinney and Ella
Third Place: USDF Prix St. Georges – Open
Sixth Place: SWDC Prix St. Georges – Open
Tenth Place: USDF I-1 – Open
Eleventh Place: SWDC I-1 – Open
Reserve Champion: USDF Second level – Open
Champion: USDF Young Rider – Team Test
Champion: USDF Prix St. Georges – Junior Division
Reserve Champion: USDF Junior Rider – Team Test
Third Place: USDF Training Level – Junior Division
Third Place: Dressage Seat Equitation (14 – 18)
Third Place: Dressage Seat Equitation (13 and Under)
Seventh Place: SWDC Training Level – Pony