Canada’s Dressage Youth Set Their Sights on the North American Junior & Young Riders’ Championships

Saturday, June 27, 2009

June 12, 2009 — Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the riders who have declared their intention to vie for a spot on one of the Canadian teams competing at the 2009 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships. Presented by Gotham North, these Championships will be held July 21-26 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, also the site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. 
Be sure to follow the dressagedaily link for "On the Scene" coverage of this exciting event in our own back yard at the Kentucky Horse Park, home of the 2010 Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games.
See Canada's declared Young Riders

Declared Young Riders:

Rider / Province / Horse

  • Ashlee Bell / Schomberg, ON / Corgan
  • Jade Deter / Kemptville, ON / Mastermind
  • Paula Fedeyko / Oakville, ON / Fragonard
  • Brittany Fraser / Ottawa, ON / Ricardo
  • Esther Geller / Toronto, ON / Faustus
  • Esther Geller / Toronto, ON / PG Ganda
  • Vanessa Holgate / Toronto, ON / Royal Tyme
  • Jaimie Holland / Caledon, ON / Fleurina
  • Amy Jager / Puslinch, ON / Jive
  • Amy Jager / Puslinch, ON / Key West
  • Lindsay Kellock / Cedar Valley, ON / Lobo 2.0
  • Lindsay Kellock / Cedar Valley, ON / Everybody's Darling
  • Daisy Kosa / Toronto, ON / Robic
  • Daisy Kosa / Toronto, ON / L'Vis
  • Andrea Martin / Burlington, ON / Optimist
  • Hannah Pryce / Wexford, ON / Foster
  • Santana Rooyakkers / Glendale, NS / Ravallo Son
  • Lindsay Seidel-Wassenaar / Bluffton, AB/ Oslo
  • Annie Pier Venne / L'assamption, QC / Step Up
  • Angela Wong / Toronto, ON / Qaliente
Declared Junior Riders

Rider / Province / Horse

  • Elizabeth Allum / Ottawa, ON / Watson
  • Zachery Ball / North Gower, ON / Karajan
  • Mathilde Blais Tetreault / Montreal, QC / Cathageno
  • Ariana Chia / Winnipeg, MB / Odilo
  • Alexandra Dvorak / Hillsburgh, ON / Fling
  • Sylvie Fraser / Armstrong, BC / Majic
  • Camille Frechette / St-Antoine, QC / Limited Edition
  • Noemie Gagnon-Bergeron / Kanata, ON / Vavita Fortuna
  • Anais Hebert / Longeuil, QC / Belle Allure
  • Monica Houweling / Delta, BC / Stentano
  • Esmee Ingham / West Vancouver, BC / Norseman
  • Stefanie Krysiak / St Catharines, ON / Nabucco
  • Megan Lane / Collingwood, ON / Caravella
  • Megan Lane / Collingwood, ON / Donna Gratia 003
  • Devon Luca / Pitt Meadows, BC / Jyl Sander
  • Natalie Maskell / Ottawa, ON / Venus
  • Anne Mylaine Messier / St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC / Marzipan
  • Maura O'Sullivan / Toronto, ON / Pik Czar
  • Carolyn Russell-Poliquin / Orono, ON / Cornucopia

This will mark the fourth time that a Junior Championship is being held in conjunction with a Young Rider Championship, and this combination has proven to make for exciting competition.

“I am impressed with the number of Juniors and Young Riders striving to achieve a team position for the NAJYRC in 2009.  Our past success with the Youth Programs in Canada continues to establish a high standard of excellence in both horses and riders,” remarked Ali Buchanan, Dressage Canada Youth High Performance Chair. “I wish all the Declared Riders the best of luck in achieving their goals for the NAJYRC.”

Canadian dressage riders have been successful at this competition over the years. Most recently in 2008, the Ontario Young Riders’ Dressage Team—Jaimie Holland of Caledon, Amy Jager of Puslinch, Jade Deter of Kemptville and Danielle McKinnon of Aurora—won the bronze medal in the Team Competition.

For more information on the NAJYRC, please visit

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