Ottawa, ON, July 15, 2014 – The Canadian Eventing Committee has announced the riders representing Canada at the 2014 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships. Presented by Gotham North, these Championships will be held July 15-20 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Riders will compete for top honours in team and individual competition in two divisions-Junior One Star Championships (open to riders aged 14-18) and Young Rider Two Star Championships (for riders ages 16-21).
Riders named to compete in the Young Rider Two Star Championships are:
Hanna Bundy/Toronto, ON/D’Jion/Hanna Bundy
Lauren Clark/Uxbridge, ON/Coolumn XV/Lauren Clark
April Simmonds/Uxbridge, ON/Impressively Done/April Simmonds
Jamie Kellock/Cedar Valley, ON/Don’t Blink/Jamie Kellock
David Ziegler/Beiseker, AB/Critical Decision/David Ziegler
Riders named to the Junior One Star Championships are :
Autumn Wells/Whitby, ON/Hot Toddy/Autumn Wells
Emma Green/Alliston, ON/Raniki/Steven Chepa
Chloe Graham/Colborne, ON/With a Whisper/Chloe Graham
Sophie Ochocinski/Brooklin, ON/Pog Mahome/Sophie Ochocinski
Annick Niemuller/Goodwood, ON/Kegan’s Irish Clover/Annick Niemuller
Moira de Ste Croix Laframboise/Kars, ON/Blue Ben/Rider & Teddie Laframboise
Justin Smith/Norton, NB/Yaha/Justin Smith
Chef d’équipe Ontario – Caroline Morshead
Chef d’équipe Alberta – Kathleen Ziegler
Chef d’équipe New Brunswick – Ian Roberts
The coaches will be Ian Roberts for New Brunswick, Jessica Phoenix for Ontario and Missy Ransehousen for Alberta.
July 18, 2014 Dressage – Young Riders and Junior divisions
July 19, 2014 Cross Country
July 20, 2014 Jumping and medal presentations
The North American Junior/Young Riders’ Championships are held annually under the rules of the Federation Equestre Internationale – the international governing body for equestrian sport. The 2014 competition hosts the Olympic disciplines of eventing, dressage and show jumping as well as FEI discipline of endurance. Many of the world’s top event riders began their careers at the NAJYRC.
For more information on NAJYRC, please visit www.youngriders.org.