Ottawa, ON, July 8, 2013 - Jump Canada has announced the show jumping athletes that will represent Canada at the 2013 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships. Presented by Gotham North, these Championships will be held July 17-21 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Team and individual honours will be awarded in two divisions for show jumping, Junior (open to riders aged 14 to 18) and Young Riders' (for riders aged 16-21). The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders.
The show jumping athletes that will represent Canada are:
Young Rider division (CH-N.AM.-Y-S)
Lexus Arbuckle/Guelph, ON/Castor Van De Kranenburg/ Lexus Arbuckle
Muhammad Itani/Essex, ON/Tax Free/Muhammad Itani
Hayley Mackinnon/Ashton, ON/Class Action/Synergy Farm
Jacqueline Steffens/Harriston, ON/Quercus Van Generhese/Double C Stables
Junior division (CH-N.AM.-J-S)
Kaitlyn Blum/Gormley, ON/Carnell /Kaitlyn Blum
Mikala Chesler/Orangeville, ON/Ilian de Taute/Ruth Armstrong
Emily Post/Calgary, AB/Mackintosh/Emily Post
Adrien Vilcini/Peterborough, ON/I AM/John Jamieson
Hyde Moffat, of Brantford, ON, a distinguished equitation, hunter and grand prix athlete, will be the chef d'équipe.
For more information on the 2012 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships, please visit www.youngriders.org.