Canadian Show Jumping Riders Named for North American Junior and Young Rider Championships

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

Junior Division
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

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

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

Photo:  2009 NAJYRC Joelle_Froese