Ottawa, ON — Jump Canada has announced the show jumping riders that will represent Canada at the 2010 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championship. Presented by Gotham North, these Championships will be held July 28-August 1 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, which is also the site of the upcoming 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
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 show jumping athletes that will represent Canada are:
Young Riders Division
Rider Hometown Horse Owner
- Elizabeth Bates Milton, ON Marvelous 6 Elizabeth Bates
- Billie Derouet Bromont, QC Sweet Dreams Billie Derouet
- Samara Heinrichs Winnipeg, MB Merlin Samara Heinrichs
- Jordan MacPherson Toronto, ON Romanov Jordan MacPherson
- Kyle Timm Calgary, AB Prince Desmond Kyle Timm
- Femke van den Bosch Red Deer, AB Senorita John Van Den Bosch
- Marshall Whyte Cochrane, AB Quinlan Marshall Whyte
Rider Hometown Horse Owner
- Laurence Addison Lorraine, QC C-THE Laurence Addison
- Ben Asselin Calgary, AB Lolita Attache Stables
- Bretton Chad Calgary, AB Calle 11 Stone Ridge
- Rachel Schnurr Waterloo, ON Magic Jumper Rachel Schnurr
- Alexandria Smith Calgary, AB Calira Blue Valley Farms Ltd
- Jasmine Wiggins Okotoks, AB Little Milton Jasmine Wiggins
The chef d’équipes include Hyde Moffat for the Ontario Junior and Young Riders’ teams, Jonathan Asselin for the Alberta Junior Team, Gail Greenough Alberta Young Riders’ Team and Danae Martin for the Manitoba Young Riders’ Individual.
The 2010 edition marks the fifth time that a Junior Championship will be held in conjunction with the Young Riders’ Championship. In 2009, the Ontario Junior Show Jumping Team won the bronze medal in the Junior division while Joelle Froese of Abbotsford, BC, won the individual bronze medal in the Young Riders’ division aboard Condor.
For more information on the 2010 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championship, please visit www.youngriders.org.
About Jump Canada
Jump Canada is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for all hunter, equitation and jumper activities in Canada from the grass roots to the international level. Jump Canada is governed by a board, the majority of whose members are elected by the stakeholders in the sport. For more information regarding Jump Canada programs and activities, visit http://www.equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada.
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.
Photo: 2009 NAJYRC Joelle_Froese