The Dressage Youth Selection Committee is pleased to announce the selected athletes who will represent Canada at the 2013 Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. Presented by Gotham North, the Championships will be held July 16-21, 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

Three complete teams, for a total of 12 competitors, have been named to represent Canada at the Junior Rider level.

Junior Team Quebec

Rider / Horse / Owner
Naima Moreira-Laliberte, Outremont, QC / Wind Breaker / Pferdesport Wintermule
Laurence Blais Tetreault, Montreal, QC / Lowelas / Laurence Blais Tetreault
Felixe Cote Villeneuve, St. Lambert, QC / Pissarro / Felixe Cote Villeneuve
Beatrice Boucher, St. Dominique, QC / Dante / Agnieszka Wnorowska
Team Reserve – Marion Guite, Boucherville, QC / Napoleon / Marion Guite

Junior Team British Columbia/Alberta

Rider / Horse / Owner
Georgia Tooke, Vernon, BC / Magic / Chelsea Balcaen
Christina Popescu, Edmonton, AB / Zoey / Sanna MacFarlane
Contessa Wise, Calgary, AB / Rena / Kelly Wise & Contessa Wise (Reserve Horse Gaberdeen owned by Constance Blair)
Elexis Ortlieb, Leduc, AB / Diego / Ellen and Elexis Ortleib

Junior Team Manitoba/Ontario

Rider / Horse / Owner
Cassandra Jessop, Newmarket, ON / Mariska / Janice Williams
Emily Ferguson, Winnipeg, MB / Hidalgo / Emily Ferguson
Brooke Koppeser, Winterbourne, ON / Escabar / Ellen Helps
Mackenzie Theissen – Ryall, Winnipeg, MB / Danao / Mackenzie Theissen- Ryall

Three teams for a total of 11 competitors have been named to represent Canada at the Young Rider level.

Young Rider Team Quebec

Rider / Horse / Owner
Mathilde Tetreault, Montreal, QC / Michelangelo / Mathilde Tetreault (Reserve horse Embassy III owned by Joane Tetreault)
Tanya Strasser-Shostak, Ste. Adele, QC / Action Tyme / Evi Strasser (Reserve horses Deluxe Tyme and Dancing Tyme also owned by Evi Strasser)
Julie Channell, Boucherville, QC / Rela / Julie Channell
Frederique Bourgault, St. Bernard de Lacolle, QC/ HG San Classic / Genevieve Dupont

Young Rider Team Ontario

Rider / Horse / Owner
Madison Lawson, Bonfield, ON / McGuire / Madison Lawson
Mariah Sutton, Drumbo, ON / Renoir / Mariah Sutton
Sarah Pfaff, Harrow, ON / Vivite Fortuna / Noemie Gagnon-Bergeron
Anneka Sutton, Drumbo, ON / Donnegan/ Karen Thomson

Young Rider Team British Columbia

Rider / Horse / Owner
Sydney Holme, North Saanich, BC / Day Dreamer / Sydney Holme
Jillian Weston, Maple Ridge, BC / Focus / Erika Urff
Colby Dodd, Langley, BC / Capri / Colby Dodd

The Chef d’√©quipes for the 2013 North American Junior, Young Rider Championships will again be Leslie Steele of Pitt Meadows, BC and Ellen Rumball of Hillsburgh, ON. Steele and Rumball will be assisted on site by Shadow Chef’s Alison Brebner of Osgoode, ON, and Nina Urff of Langley, BC.

For more information, visit Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championship’s website www.youngriders.org/Default.aspx