The riders, from left to right: Julien Soros, Bella Bennett, Eliza Soros, Dana Jacobs, Katherine Dorr, and Clara Maynard. Photo courtesy of Melissa Schiff
Six young Islanders from Netherfield Farm in Chilmark traveled to Saugerties, N.Y., to participate in the Youth Dressage Festival in August. Each rider was judged in three areas: a written, equitation, and dressage test. The overall scores are as follows:
Bella Bennett was fifth in Priz Caprilli class.
Katherine Dorr was tenth in the Training Level II division.
Dana Jacobs was third in the Introductory Level division.
Clara Maynard was second in the Training Level II division.
Eliza Soros was tenth in the Training Level II division.
Julien Soros was ninth in the Training Level II division.
The riders were accompanied by their trainers, Beach Bennett, Emma Gorenberg, and Hannah Perreira. The festival hosted approximately 250 riders. Out of all the riders, Clara and Dana each won first place for the highest scores on their written tests.