Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships Heat Up On First Day of Competition

Under clear skies and unusually high temperatures, the first day of competition of the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships (CIEC), hosted by the Alberta Equestrian Federation, kicked off at the Rocky Mountain Show Jumping facility in Calgary, AB.

The Dressage competition saw 25 participants riding Test 2. The class was won by Carol Hall of Calgary, AB. riding Homayen on a score of 73.919%. In second place was Vanessa Creech-Terauds of Caistor Centre, ON. riding Finja, finishing with 72.568% while Sarah Sewell of Langley, BC took third on 70.676% aboard Brazil.

Dressage results

Place / Rider / Hometown / Horse / Score

1st  Carol Hall/Calgary, AB/Homayen/73.919
2nd Vanessa Creech-Terauds/Caster Centre, ON/Finja/72.568
3rd Sarah Sewel/Langley, BC/Brazil/70.676
4th Natalie Tourikian/Richmond Hill, ON/Cumulus Effect/68.378
5th Georgia Wade/Font Hill, ON/LEASED- Quantum/66.757
6thPeter Chiddy/Caledon, ON/Fresco/66.081
6th Emilie Buys/Chambly, QC/LEASED-Rio’s Riverman/66.081
8th Audrey-Laurence Farmer/St. Lambert, QC/LEASED-Arturo/65.811
9th Marilyn Canitz/Saskatoon, SK/ Revered/65.676
10th Tegan Payne/150 Mile House, BC/Spike/65.270 

 In Dressage Team competition, Ontario is currently leading with a score of 140.946, while Alberta is in second with 137.297. British Columbia lays in third with a score of 135.946.

In Jumping, over a 1.10m course, Michelle Gulick of Calgary, AB and her partner Rockstar enjoyed a double clear performance, sealing the deal for first place riding a lightning fast jump off round with a time of 34.82. Paige Hobson of Casa Ris Estates, SK and Zealotic, made good on an error from round one over fence 8 in the jump off going clear, clocking in at 36.92 for second place and Ayla Martinoff of Langley, BC rode the course in 38.42 to take third place atop her horse, Elton.

Jumping results

Place / Rider / Hometown / Horse    

1st Michelle Gulick/Calgary, AB/Rockstar 
2nd Paige Hodson/Casa Ris Estates, SK/Zealotic
3rd Ayla Martinoff/Langley, BC/Elton
4th Ashley Boone/Edmonton, AB/Stella Artois
5th Jessie Prpich/ Priddis, AB/Carat F
6th Carolyne Hamel/Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC/LEASED-Ingenisio
7th Helen Isle/Saskatoon, SK/Grand Slam
8th Lauren Crandlemire/Salmon Arm, BC/Free Advise
9th Ariane St. John/Toronto, ON/VPN
10th Christine Carlsen/North York, ON/Cardoso

In the Jumping Team competition Alberta is currently leading with 26 pts, while Saskatchewan is in second with 18. There’s a two-way tie for third between Ontario and British Columbia both with 13 pts.

In the Reining portion of the competition, Keisha Senum of Spiritwood, SK rode Peggy’s On Top to first place scoring 72 points for their pattern. Margaret Besuijen of Hythe, AB landed in second riding Chics Fancy Vixen, after holding first for much of the competition on 71 points. Not uncommon in reining, there was a tie for third between Janice Hepburn of of Cochrane, AB, riding My Skirt in the Dirt and Alexander Hibberd riding Sol of Hollywood, both earning 70.5 points.

Reining results

Place / Rider / Hometown / Horse / Score

1st  Keisha Senum/Spiritwood, SK/Peppys On Top/ 72
2nd  Margaret Besuijen/Hythe, AB/Chics Fancy Vixen/ 71
3rd  Janice Hepburn/Cochrane, AB/My Skirt in the Dirt/ 70.5
3rd  Alexandra Hibberd/Calgary, AB/Sol of Hollywood/ 70.5
5th Cécile Poulin/Candiac, QC/LEASED-Kirbie Jo Aristocrat/ 70
7th  Jesse Pecore/Stoney Creek, ON/LEASED-Hickory Ginnin Peppy/ 69
7th Katherine Fréchette/Sherbrooke, QC/LEASED-That Chics Flashy/ 69
7th Jill Waiton/Stanstead-Est, QC/LEASED-Ms Smart Hollywood/ 69  

In the Reining Team competition Alberta is currently leading with a score of 141.50 points, while Saskatchewan is in second with 139.5 points. Quebec rounds out the top three with 139.0 points.

Additional details on the competition, schedule, riders and their results may be found at the CIEC website at

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