Canadian Eastern Regional Dressage Championships Presented by Ogilvy a Resounding Success

Nancy MacLachlan and Deniro’s Tyme  (Photo: Mary White)
Nancy MacLachlan and Deniro’s Tyme (Photo: Mary White)

Burlington, Ontario - The 2011 Canadian Eastern Regional Dressage Championships were a resounding success, thanks in part to sponsor Ogilvy Equestrian. Competitors flocked from as far away as New Brunswick to attend the event, held September 16 to 18 at Iron Horse Equestrian Complex in Burlington, ON.  Ogilvy Equestrian, owned by Jack and Jackie Ogilvy, provided an enormous number of their world famous Comfort, Anti-Slip, Friction Free, and Memory Foam saddle pads and half pads, overwhelming competitors with the quality and number of prizes. Division champions were also awarded stunning championship coolers, again supplied by the equestrian accessories manufacturer.

High Point Awards from first to sixth were awarded in each of the following divisions: Juniors, Adult Amateurs and Open riders in the Equine Canada Technical tests, and FEI riders in the Technical tests.
 
“To have the opportunity to participate in such a professionally-run, well-organized and respected event like this is really a dream come true for an amateur like me,” said Anna Di Rezze of Toronto, ON, a first-time competitor at the Iron Horse Complex and Champion in the Adult Amateur FEI Prix St Georges aboard her mare, Italia. “Winning the division will always be a highlight in my life.”
 
Canadian and provincial flags adorned the entrance and around the competition rings, giving the venue a truly international feel.  Competitors were delighted by the beauty of the facility, owned by Ken Niles, which features rolling terrain, seven sand competition rings, formal grass Grand Prix jumping ring and two very large indoor arenas. Competition was held in a newly finished sand jumping ring which easily accommodated two 20m x 60m dressage arenas.
 
The footing in the competition ring was recently updated, and now that the show season has slowed down, all the other rings will also see upgrades, with all-weather footing to be ready for the start of the 2012 season.

Ingmara Wheeler and Poster Boy (Photo: Mary White)
Ingmara Wheeler and Poster Boy (Photo: Mary White)

“I could not have found a better venue in the Greater Toronto area to host dressage shows, both at the national and CDI-W levels,” said Cara Whitham, President of Equivents Inc. “Ken Niles is wonderful to work with, and works tirelessly to ensure that the competition environment is outstanding.  The grounds are beautiful, there are plenty of rings, and the permanent stabling is a favourite with all competitors. The RV parking is also becoming very popular. Plus, hotels, restaurants and shops are really close.  I am also very fortunate to have built a fantastic team of volunteers, who help to make the competitions run smoothly in a relaxed, friendly and positive atmosphere.”
 
Equivents has held all of its dressage shows at Iron Horse Equestrian Complex since relocating from the Ottawa area in 2009. A number of competitions, including two at the CDI-W level, are already planned in May, June and September for the 2012 season. For more information on Equivents and its competitions, please visit www.equivents.com.
 
Canadian Eastern Regional Dressage Champions
 
Training Open:
Champion - Maya Markowski (St. Clements, ON) on Hyacinthe H, owned by Pamela Maki (New Hamburg, ON)
Reserve Champion - Ashley Wright (Cedar Valley, ON) on Royal Rubinero, owned by Wendi Cutts (Uxbridge, ON)
 
Training Adult Amateur/Junior (AA/JR):
Champion - Grace Gallow (Keswick, NB) on Mocha Chocolata, owned by Michelle Degarie (McLeod Hill, NB)
Reserve Champion - Nancy Thompson (Warsaw, ON) on Waldemar, owned by William Motruk (Kingston, ON)
 
First Level Open:
Champion - Ashley Wright (Cedar Valley, ON) on R.P. Ruby, owned by Renee Huyge (Cedar Valley, ON)
Reserve Champion - Ron King (Carleton Place, ON) on Calais, owned by Tania Prevost (Curran, ON)
 
First Level Adult Amateur/Junior (AA/JR):
Champion - Mia Perrin (Sudbury, ON) on Lotta, owned by Marc Perrin (Sudbury, ON)
Reserve Champion - Kerry Houlahan (Smith Falls, ON) on Pandora K, owned by Maple Lane Equestrian Trailers (Smith Falls, ON)
 
Second Level Open:
Champion - Maya Markowski (St, Clements, ON) on Diego, owned by Peter Trainor (Listowel, ON)
Reserve Champion - Aletia Townsend (Guelph ON) on Kjeld fan Great Beckum, owned by Susan O'Meara (Guelph, ON)
 
Second Level Adult Amateur:
Champion - Karyn Pope (Mississauga, ON) on Nikolai Nicov
 
Third Level Open:
Champion - Ashley Wright (Cedar Valley, ON) on Vivaldi, owned by Gail Kilgour (Toronto, ON)
Reserve Champion - Lisa Middlebrook (Southampton, ON) on Limited Edition
 
Third Level Adult Amateur:
Champion - Carly Telfer (St. Mary's, ON) on Peter Parker
 
Fourth Level Open:
Ron King (Carleton Place, ON) on Drago, owned by Kris Sherry (Kanata, ON)
Reserve Champion - Vincent Carovillano (London, ON) on Westerntanz, owned by Jan Goodwin (London, ON)
 
FEI Pony:
Ingmara Wheeler (Upper Kingston, NB) on Poster Boy
 
FEI Junior:
Ally Dunlop (Burlington, ON) on Danero
Reserve Champion - Jonah Freedman (Toronto, ON) on Ulex
 
FEI Prix St Georges (AA):
Champion - Anna Di Rezze (Toronto, ON) on Italia
Reserve Champion - Sherri Doornekamp (Odessa, ON) on Libero
 
FEI Advanced Open:
Ashley Wright (Cedar Valley, ON) on Rock Brasiliano, owned by Grandview Equestrian Farms (Cedar Valley, ON)
Reserve Champion - Angela Cook on Fragonard
 
FEI Grand Prix:
Champion - Nancy MacLachlan (Terra Cotta, ON) on Deniro’s Tyme, owned by Julia Fogel (Toronto, ON)
Reserve Champion - Dr. Alan Young (Terra Cotta, ON) on Stella, owned by Nancy MacLachlan (Terra Cotta, ON)
 
FEI 4 Year Old Young Horse, sponsored by Eastern Canadian Hanoverian Breeders Association:
Champion - Maya Markowski (St. Clements, ON) on Haley’s Honour, owned by Dianne Kerr (Gowanstown, ON)
Reserve Champion - Adriana Zerafa (Orangeville, ON) on Calanda E.E.
 
FEI 5 Year Old Young Horse:
Champion - Louise Palmer on Felicia, owned by Southlane Farm (Vankleek Hill, ON)
Reserve Champion - Ron King (Carleton Place, ON) on Freelance
 
FEI 6 Year Old Young Horse:
Champion - Belinda Trussell (Newmarket, ON) on Biasini, owned by Robyn Eames (Newmarket, ON)
Reserve Champion - Aletia Townsend on Laguna, owned by Susan O’Meara (Guelph, ON)
 
EC Second Level Freestyle:
Champion - Karyn Pope (Mississauga, ON) on Nikolia Nicov
 
EC Fourth Level Freestyle:
Champion - Ron King (Carleton Place, ON) on Drago, owned by Kris Sherry (Kanata, ON)
 
FEI Pony Freestyle:
Champion - Ingmara Wheeler (Upper Kingston, NB) on Poster Boy
 
FEI Junior Freestyle:
Champion - Ally Dunlop (Burlington ON) on Danero
Reserve Champion - Jonah Freedman (Toronto, ON) on Ulex
 
FEI Intermediate 1 Freestyle:
Champion - Angela Cook (Fergus, ON) on Fragonard, owned by Stephen Williamson (Oakville, ON)




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