GRIT – Great Rider Intensive Training

Welcome to Ontario Equestrian’s exciting NEW athlete development program for riders with GRIT – Great Rider Intensive Training! GRIT athletes are between the ages of 11 and 30, who reside in Ontario, are current OE members and compete in any one of the following three Olympic disciplines (Show Jumping, Eventing or Dressage).

We are truly looking for riders with “GRIT” –  the drive and desire to work hard, train hard, willing to dig deep to achieve their goals. GRIT is targeted at podium bound athletes with successful competition experience, whose goal is to represent Ontario in one of Equestrian Canada’s National Team programs.

Entry into the program will require the athlete, their parents and their coach to commit to participating in a series of cross-discipline training camps, led by top international discipline experts. This program will also include sport-specific training in partnership with CSIO (Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario) located at the Pan Am Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

GRIT will be led by OE’s Director of Sport, Pam Coburn and Head Coach, Christilot Boylen, with additional discipline advisors who will provide their expertise to build the program and have agreed to be available to support us through the implementation.

For more information regarding eligibility, applications and deadlines to apply, please click on the links below:

Athlete ApplicationGRIT Athlete CriteriaPress Release – GRIT

GRIT Press

2020 Training Camp

Meet The Team – 2020

Lindsay Beer-Drury

Olivia Blaber

Rayne Dubois

Elise Hicks

Rachael Howard

Lexy Lawryshyn

Carson Lewis

Madeleine MacNeill

Charlotte McLaughlin

Grace O’Leary

Rylee Poole-Kohli

Makayla Rydzik

Samantha Saunders

Mackenzie Solomon

Katrina Stanfield

Anna Swackhammer

Reese Tobin

Kiara Williams Brown

GRIT Support Team

Christilot Boylen

Head Coach

Hilary Gregory

Program Coordinator