Ottawa, ON—Canadian Eventing Committee is pleased to announce the teams that will represent Canada at the 2010 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships. Presented by Gotham North, these Championships will be held July 28-August 1, 2010 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, which is also the site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Riders will compete for top honours in team and individual competition in two divisions—Junior One Star Championships (open to riders aged 14 to 18) and Young Rider Two Star Championships (for riders ages 16-21).
Canada will field three teams—one in the Young Rider Two Star Championships and two in the Junior One Star Championships. Riders will represent Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario.
Riders named to compete in the Young Rider Two Star Championships are:
Alberta/British Columbia/Quebec/Ontario Combined Team
Name - Hometown - Horse - Owner
- Samantha Elsenaar Brooklin, ON Armon Samantha Elsenaar
- Julia Norman Kelowna, BC Sauvignon Angela and Julia Norman
- Emily Daigneault Gatineau, QC Misty Vale Bacardi Emily Daigneault
- Joelle Baskerville Calgary, AB Malibu Joelle Baskerville
Chef d’équipe—Angie Norman
Team Coach—Rebecca Howard
Riders named to the Junior One Star Championships are:
Name - Hometown - Horse - Owner
- Haley Armstrong-Laframboise Orangeville, ON Ichabod Moira Laframboise
- Sophie Kalpin King City, ON Blue Executive Sophie Kalpin
- Rachel McDonough Etobicoke, ON Irish Rhythm Rachel McDonough
- Hannah Rankin Stittsville, ON C5’s Conflict of Interest Hannah Rankin
Chef d’équipe—Linda Plank
Team Coach—Peter Gray
British Columbia/Quebec Combined Team
Name- Hometown - Horse - Owner
- Nayla Charbonneau Surrey, BC Princeton Pride Nayla Charbonneau
- Sophie Laframboise Westmount, QC Way Cool Sophie Laframboise
- Katherine Martineau Brossard, QC H.M. As Spirits Go Katherine Martineau
Chef d’équipe—Ian Roberts
Team Coach—Lorraine Laframboise
The North American Junior/Young Riders’ Championships are held annually under the rules of the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) the international governing body for equestrian sport. The 2010 competition hosts the Olympic disciplines of eventing, dressage and show jumping as well as FEI discipline of reining. Many of the world’s top event riders, including many Olympic gold medalists, began their careers at the NAJYRC.
For more information on NAJYRC, please visit www.youngriders.org.
About Canadian Eventing
Canadian Eventing is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the grassroots to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 12 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the Strategic Plan for Eventing, all Eventing activities are administered by this committee via six sub-committees with the support of an eventing manager based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanda.ca and select disciplines then Eventing.
About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry. Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.