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

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:
Ontario Team     
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

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 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