Jump Canada Announces 2011 Talent Squad

Ottawa, ON — Jump Canada is pleased to announce the members of the 2011 Jump Canada Talent Squad.  During the 2010 season, 13 Talent Squad qualifying competitions were held in the Eastern Division while 10 qualifying competitions comprised the Western Division.  The top five riders from each division form the 2011 Jump Canada Talent Squad.

Rider      Hometown        Horse   (listed alphabetically)

  • Hayley Alfonso     Calgary, AB     Lennox 157 owned by Tyndall Wood Farms
  • Gary Brewster    West Vancouver, BC   Royal Viali owned by Suzanne Brewster
  • Jaclyn Duff    Edmonton, ON      Pan Tau 55 owned by Jaclyn Duff
  • Tracey Epp     Richmond, BC    Santee owned by Tracey Epp
  • Margie Gayford   Sharon, ON     Winston owned by Wingberry Farm
  • Sarah Johnstone    Orangeville, ON    Starlet owned by North Ridge /  Leonidas owned by Trish Crang
  • Kelly Koss    Calgary, AB   Carlos don Benito owned by Attache Stables
  • Francois Lamontagne    St-Eustache, QC     Unik Circa owned by Sarah Lemieux
  • Margot Lefebvre    Stittsville, ON    Mister Cash van der Veldmolen owned by Margot Lefebvre
  • Chris Sorensen    Caledon, ON   SS Bobby owned by Chris Sorensen and Vance Hughes

The National Talent Squad Series is a means of recognizing up-and-coming riders who are preparing to enter the grand prix ranks and demonstrate the ability to become future members of the Canadian Equestrian Team.  Complete details on the Jump Canada Talent Squad Series are available on the Jump Canada website http://www.equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada.

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 of Gary Brewster and Lokomotion taken earlier this year.