A team of three riders is set to represent Canada at the Rancho Murieta CPEDI 3*, being held June 12-14 in Rancho Murieta, Calif.
For two of the riders it will be their first ever showing at the international level. Led by Para-Equestrian Canada (PEC) Chef d’Équipe, Elizabeth Quigg, the team will consist of:
Jennifer McKenzie – Maple Ridge B.C.
McKenzie started competing in Para-Dressage in 1999 and has represented Canada nine times, most notably at the 2007 World Para-Dressage Championships, the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games and the World Equestrian Games in 2010. During competition, McKenzie will be paired with Lexington Star Bright (OA Tango x Warn), an eight-year-old Warlander mare owned by Tammy Van Samang.
Tristiana Allwood – 100 Mile House, B.C.
Allwood has been competing nationally for a number of years and has accumulated an impressive show record to date. In 2013 she won an FEI Gold Freestyle event against both Para-Equestrian and able-bodied competitors at the Rising Stars Youth Dressage Show in Chilliwack, B.C., and was equally successful in 2014, allowing her to remain at the top of the PEC long list for numerous months. The Rancho Murietta CPEDI3* will be her first competition at the CPEDI level. Allwood will be competing aboard Rufus, a 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding sire by Katahaaula County and owned by Sue Willis.
Sarah Cummings – Cranbrook, B.C.
Cummings was first ‘spotted’ by PEC’s Development Coach after competing in a number of PEC Video Competition Series classes. She has been successful at various competitions over the past two years, scoring either first or second place in every competition she’s entered, and achieving the required scores to earn a long list ranking and eligibility to compete at the international level. Rancho Murieta will also be Sarah’s first time at the CPEDI level. Sarah will be partnered with West Bay, her 11-year-old Oldenburg mare.
For more information on the Rancho Murieta CPEDI3*, visit www.goldenstatedressage.com.