For the first time, the Academy brought two teams to the Youth Dressage Festival this year, August 20-22 in Saugerties, NY. Five Cricket Hill riders – Beth Anne Jause, Alyssa Rasweiler, Giulia Cohen, Tess Wagman, and Allie Wise – took 5 Academy Schoolmasters to this competition, the highlight of the year for youth. They met up with two others they had been communicating with by phone and internet – Alexandra Naja and Paige Waechter from the Saratoga Springs area. Highlights for our riders were Giulia’s Bronze Medal in her Training Level Division and the high-point Half-Arabian cooler won with Ray, Allie’s 6th place ribbon with Beau in the very competitive Training Level Prix Caprilli, and a 4th place medal for the team of Beth Anne, Alyssa, Giulia, and Alexandra. All worked together to produce an outstanding stall decoration that won the prize for the Dreamiest! And what great exhibitions of teamwork and sportsmanship! Congratulations to all! And special thanks to staff pictured below from L. to R. Sue Bassin, Krys Schrom, coach Jane Rodd and Paddy Rossbach, and to all the moms and dads! To order copies of these and other pictures, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.