The Dressage Selection Committee is pleased to announce the selected athletes who will represent Canada at the 2012 Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. Presented by Gotham North, these Championships will be held July 17-22, 2012 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 East/West will include the following riders:
Rider / Home Town / Horse / Owner
Natalie Marsden/Sundre, AB/Zeffiro/Lorey and Natalie Marsden
Elexis Ortlieb/Leduc County, AB/Diego/Ellen Drews Ortlieb and Elexis Ortlieb
Julia Burke/Surrey, BC/Patrick/Julia Burke
Marah Gaudet/St. Johns, NL/Urvin/Marah Gaudet

Junior Team Ontario will include the following riders:
Mariah Sutton/Drumbo, ON/Renoir/Mariah Sutton
Madison Lawson/Bonfield, ON/McGuire/Madison Lawson
Jonah Freedman/Toronto, ON /Ulex/Jonah Freedman
Kristin Wight/Plympton Wyoming, ON/Sirocco/Kristin Wight

Junior Team Quebec will include the following riders:
Laurence Blais Tetreault/Montreal, QC/ Pissarro/ Laurence Blais Tetreault (also qualified a second horse Lowelas owned by Blais Tetreault)
Naima Moreira Laliberte/Outremont, QC/Tolando/Brittany Fraser
Frederique Bourgault/St. Bernard de Lacolle, QC/HG San Classic/Caroline Pepin
Nicole Babich Morin/Vaudreuil Dorion, QC/FoxFire/Nicole Babich Morin

Three complete teams plus one individual rider for a total of 13 Young Riders and their horses have been named to represent Canada at the Championships at the Young Rider level.

Young Rider Team British Columbia will include the following riders:
Monica Houweling/Delta, BC/Rifradin/Linda Houweling (also qualified a second horse Stentano owned by Linda Houweling)
Ellika Crichton/Whistler, BC/Pellegrini/Ellika Crichton
Sydney Holme/North Saanich, BC/Day Dreamer/Sydney Holme
Colby Dodd/Langley, BC/Capri/Sheryal Ann and Colby Dodd

Young Rider Team Ontario will include the following riders:
Alexandra Dvorak/Hillsburgh, ON/Fling/Tom Dvorak
Megan Lane/Collingwood, ON/Lucky Lemon/Deer Ridge Equestrian
Alexandra Reid/Carlisle, ON/V.I.P./Deborah Miculinic
Anneka Sutton/Drumbo, ON/Fidelio/Anneka Sutton

Young Rider Team Quebec will include the following riders:
Mathilde Blais Tetreault/Montreal, QC/Michelangelo/Mathilde Blais Tetreault
Camille Frechette/Boucherville, QC/Viva’s Capitol/Denise Lenz
Tanya Strasser Shostak/Ste Adele, QC/Dancing Tyme/Evi Strasser
Julie Channell/Boucherville, QC/Rela/Julie Channell

Young Rider Individual Manitoba:
Ariana Chia/Winnipeg, MB/Wishtadanz/Ariana Chia

The Chef d’√©quipes for the 2012 North American Junior, Young Rider Championships will again be Leslie Steele from Pitt Meadows, British Columbia and Ellen Dvorak from Hillburgh, Ontario.