Canadian Young Event Riders set to Compete at North American Junior and Young Riders Championships

The Canadian Eventing Committee is pleased to announce the teams representing Canada at the 2012 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships. Presented by Gotham North, the Championships will be held July 17-22 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  Riders will compete for top honours in team and individual competition in two divisions-Junior One Star Championships (open to riders 14-18 years of age) and Young Rider Two Star Championships (for riders 16-21 years of age).

Riders named to compete in the Young Rider Two Star Championships are:

Team Ontario/Quebec

Name / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Erin MacDonald / Barrie, ON / Tobiaz / Erin MacDonald
Rachel McDonough / Etobicoke, ON / Irish Rhythym / Rachel McDonough
Sable Giesler / Powassan, ON / Evil Munchkin / Sable Giesler
Katherine Martineau / Brossard, QC / H.M. As Spirits Go / Katherine Martineau

Chef d’équipe-Lori MacDonald

Riders named to compete in the Junior One Star Championships are:

Team Quebec/Ontario

Name / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Genevieve Boutin / Sherbrooke, QC / Curioso / Anne Grimard
Sean Mcintosh / La Salle, ON / Wild T`Mater / Robert McIntosh
Mia Dover-Terrettaz / Carp, ON / Etoile / Mia Dover-Terrettaz
Hannah Galway / Toronto, ON  / D`Jion / Hannah Galway

Chef d’équipe-Eve-Marie Frappier

Team Ontario

Name / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Kylie Figueira / Fenelon Falls, ON / Danzig / Kylie Figueira
Haley Armstrong-Laframboise / Orangeville, ON / Roksolana / Steven Chepa
Dasha Ivandaeva / Richmond Hill, ON / Autorytet / Dasha Ivandaeva
Charlotte Evans / Whitevale, ON / Mail Order Bride / Charlotte Evans

Chef d’équipe-Caroline Morshead

The coach for all three teams will be Peter Gray.

Schedule
July 19, 2012    Dressage – Young Rider and Junior divisions
July 21, 2012    Cross Country
July 22, 2012    Jumping and medal presentations

The North American Junior Young Riders Championships (NAJYRC) are held annually under the rules of the Federation Equestre Internationale-the international governing body for equestrian sport. The 2012 competition hosts the Olympic disciplines of eventing, dressage and show jumping as well as FEI disciplines of reining, vaulting and endurance.  Many of the world’s top event riders, including many Olympic gold medalists, began their careers at the NAJYRC.


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