January 5 2017
USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) has announced Kelsey Russell as the winner of the 2016 Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy.
The Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy is awarded in memory of Kathy Brunjes, who was a successful endurance athlete and an active supporter of the Junior/Young Rider program.
As she closes out her young rider career, Kelsey enjoyed a successful year in 2016, starting the year with a win at the CEIJ2* 80-kilometer competition in Dunnellon, Florida, aboard Gesta Gold. Her next win also came in January at the Broxton Bridge Plantation CEIYJ3*, where she took home the title with Just Gold. Kelsey amassed four more titles throughout the year, two wins at the CEIYJ1* at Spruce Woods with Theatric and Fireman Gold.
The presentation of awards will be during the USEF Year-End Awards Gala on Saturday, January 14.