Canadian 2011 Pan American Games Team Announced

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 11:05
Canadian Dressage News

The Dressage Canada Selection Committee for the 2011 Pan American Games has approved the following nominations for the 2011 Pan American Games taking place in Guadalajara, MEX. 

The dressage portion of the Pan American Games will be held from October 16 – 19, 2011 at the Guadalajara Country Club.

The nominated riders are:

  • Diane Creech - Robbie W, owned by Douglas Leatherdale
  • Tom Dvorak - Viva’s Salieri W, owned by Augustine and Christine Walch
  • Tina Irwin - Winston, owned by Mary Ellen Horgan
  • Crystal Kroetch - Lymrix, owned by Crystal Kroetch

Tom Dvorak's reserve horse is Corrigan, owned by Karen Thompson-Harry. In qualifying Corrigan, Dvorak is able to use the horse as an alternate should Viva’s Salieri W be unable to compete at the games.

Alternate nominations

  • Roberta Byng-Morris - Reiki Tyme, owned by Roberta Byng-Morris
  • Jaimie Holland - Fleurina, owned by Jaimie Holland

“We have an exceptionally strong team nominated to the Pan American Games this year,” said Gina Smith, chef d’équipe for the Canadian Dressage Team. “I am confident that we will reach our goal of qualifying for the Olympic Games with the consistency that the riders have shown through the selection process. We have had excellent support from our technical leader, Markus Gribbe, and continue to improve with his help.”

For specific times, competition details and results for the 2011 Pan American Games, please consult the organizing committee website

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