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

June 29, 2010 – 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 www.youngriders.org.

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