2012 NAJYRC Freestyle Gold Medalist Laurence Blais Tetreault of Montreal, QC and Lowelas, her 13-year-old Trakehner gelding sired by Hockey 41, take home the gold medal for their 71.525% performance. "It feels awesome winning gold two years in a row in the Freestyle on two different horses! I feel very lucky that all my hard work paid off!!" said Blais Tetreault. In the same division, Naima Moreira Laliberte of Outremont, QC and Windbreaker 3, Pferdesport Wintermühle GmbH's 12-year-old Westphalian gelding sired by Windspiel As, won their second silver medal this week in today's FEI Junior Individual Championship on a final score of 71.200%. Beatrice Boucher of St. Dominique, QC rode Dante, Agnieszka Wnorowska's 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding sired by Dirano, to a 9th place finish with a final score of 66.350%. Georgia Tooke of Vernon, BC and Magic, Chelsea Balcaen's 13-year-old Canadian-bred Freisian gelding by LAES H, finished 12th with a final score of 62.625%.
"I watched Naima and Windbreaker go and it was a phenomenal ride, I was so excited for her. Two rides later, Laurence and Lowelas also laid down a phenomenal test. Looking at the scores, it could have gone either way. They are both golden today," said Chef d'equipe Ellen Rumball.
"I'm really, really happy. I had three great rides and I'm very proud of my horse. I'm very happy for my team mate and that the medal stays in the family! The pressure is just coming off so it's hard to believe I just won a medal! This Championship has been a great experience and I can't wait until next year! Thank you to all the parents, coaches and my team mates," commented Moreira Laliberte.
Top Three Junior Freestyle Standings
Gold − Laurence Blais Tetreault/Lowelas/QC, CAN
Silver − Naima Moreira Laliberte/ Windbreaker 3/ QC, CAN
Bronze − Barbara Davis/Rotano/Region 1, USA
Top Three Canadian Results
1st − Laurence Blais Tetreault/Lowelas/71.525%
2nd − Naima Moreira Laliberte/ Windbreaker 3/71.200%
9th − Beatrice Boucher/Dante/66.350%
For complete results visit: http://bit.ly/1b2ybiy
Young Rider Division -
In the FEI Young Rider Freestyle Championship Tanya Strasser Shostak of Ste Adele, QC and Action Tyme, Evi Strasser's 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding sired by Aktuell, finished her week by winning the bronze medal with a final score of 70.500%. Sydney Holme of North Saanich, BC and Day Dreamer, her 11-year-old Rheinlander gelding sired by Dream of Heidelberg, finished on 69.750% for fifth. Jillian Weston of Maple Ridge, BC finished eighth on 67.825% aboard Focus, Erika Urff's 11-year-old Canadian-bred Oldenburg mare sired by Flemming. Anneka Sutton of Drumbo, ON took Donnegan, Karen Thomson's 10-year-old Canadian-bred Hanoverian sired by Don Frederico to finish in 15th place on 60.275%
Top Three Young Rider Freestyle Standings
Gold − Ayden Uhlir /Sjapoer/Region 6, USA
Silver − Jamie Pestana/Winzalot/Region 7, USA
Bronze − Tanya Strasser Shostak/Action Tyme/ QC, CAN
Top Three Canadian results
3rd − Tanya Strasser Shostak/Action Tyme/70.500%
5th − Sydney Holme/ Day Dreamer/69.750%
8th − Jillian Weston/ Focus/67.825%
For complete results visit: http://bit.ly/157FlfK