After only 1 year of training, Captive Melody is heading to the US Dressage Finals in the First Level Freestyle. Sydnie Costello, owner and rider, was invited to ride in the Open Freestyle competition even though she is technically a Young Rider. The rule states that she cannot ride in the AA division as she is not old enough, so she is competing with the Open riders (most of them professionals). It's going to be a great experience for her to compete at Nationals, as she is aspiring to do the Young Rider Prix St. George soon. Sydnie is a Sophomore at UF and has two more years to compete in the Young Riders program.