Canadian Teams Selected for 2013 North American Junior/Young Riders Championships

 
Fri, 07/05/2013 - 16:44
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Canadian junior rider Cassandra Jessop on Mariska
2013 North American Junior and Young Riders Championships

The Canadian Dressage Youth Selection Committee announced the selected athletes who will represent Canada at the 2013 North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. The Championships will be held July 16-21, 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

Three complete teams, for a total of 12 competitors, have been named to represent Canada at the Junior Rider level.

Junior Team Quebec will include the following athletes:
Rider / Horse / Owner

  • Naima Moreira-Laliberte, Outremont, QC / Wind Breaker / Pferdesport Wintermule
  • Laurence Blais Tetreault, Montreal, QC / Lowelas / Laurence Blais Tetreault
  • Felixe Cote Villeneuve, St. Lambert, QC / Pissarro / Felixe Cote Villeneuve
  • Beatrice Boucher, St. Dominique, QC / Dante / Agnieszka Wnorowska
  • Team Reserve – Marion Guite, Boucherville, QC / Napoleon / Marion Guite

Junior Team British Columbia / Alberta will include the following athletes:

  • Georgia Tooke, Vernon, BC / Magic / Chelsea Balcaen
  • Christina Popescu, Edmonton, AB / Zoey / Sanna MacFarlane
  • Contessa Wise, Calgary, AB / Rena / Kelly Wise & Contessa Wise (Reserve Horse Gaberdeen owned by Constance Blair)
  • Elexis Ortlieb, Leduc, AB / Diego / Ellen and Elexis Ortleib

Junior Team Manitoba / Ontario will include the following athletes:

  • Cassandra Jessop, Newmarket, ON / Mariska / Janice Williams
  • Emily Ferguson, Winnipeg, MB / Hidalgo / Emily Ferguson
  • Brooke Koppeser, Winterbourne, ON / Escabar / Ellen Helps
  • Mackenzie Theissen – Ryall, Winnipeg, MB / Danao / Mackenzie Theissen- Ryall

Three teams for a total of 11 competitors have been named to represent Canada at the Young Rider level.

Young Rider Team Quebec will include the following athletes:

  • Mathilde Tetreault, Montreal, QC / Michelangelo / Mathilde Tetreault (Reserve horse Embassy III owned by Joane Tetreault)
  • Tanya Strasser Shostak, Ste. Adele, QC / Action Tyme / Evi Strasser (Reserve horses Deluxe Tyme and Dancing Tyme also owned by Evi Strasser)
  • Julie Channell, Boucherville, QC / Rela / Julie Channell
  • Frederique Bourgault, St. Bernard de Lacolle, QC/ HG San Classic / Genevieve Dupont

Young Rider Team Ontario will include the following athletes:

  • Madison Lawson, Bonfield, ON / McGuire / Madison Lawson
  • Mariah Sutton, Drumbo, ON / Renoir / Mariah Sutton
  • Sarah Pfaff, Harrow, ON / Vivite Fortuna / Noemie Gagnon-Bergeron
  • Anneka Sutton, Drumbo, ON / Donnegan/ Karen Thomson

Young Rider Team British Columbia will include the following athletes:

  • Sydney Holme, North Saanich, BC / Day Dreamer / Sydney Holme
  • Jillian Weston, Maple Ridge, BC / Focus / Erika Urff
  • Colby Dodd, Langley, BC / Capri / Colby Dodd

The Chef d'équipes for the 2013 North American Junior, Young Rider Championships will again be Leslie Steele of Pitt Meadows, BC and Ellen Rumball of Hillsburgh, ON.  Steele and Rumball will be assisted on site by Shadow Chef’s Alison Brebner of Osgoode, ON, and Nina Urff of Langley, BC.

Related Links
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