The NAYRC has been an incredible success for Canadian David Boots. As top rider of the Canadian team from Ontario, he placed sixth in the individual rankings at the 1998 North American Young Riders' Championships. For the last five years Ontario has been striving for a team medal, have come very close, with a fourth place finish. Yet, with a promising rider like David Boots, and talented teammates Rebecca Schoenhardt, Alison Holden and Melissa "you go girl" Dust, Canada can expect a bright future for their young riders. In September, David and Karim added the title of National Young Riders' Champion, proving this combination has lot to offer for the dressage world.