Ottawa, ON—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.

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 / Odilon

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