Jackie Henderson of Denfield, ON, emerged as the Eastern Division winner while Sara Dowhey of Winnipeg, MB, topped the standings in the Western Division of the 2012 Jump Canada Emerging Rider Series.

In the $2,500 Eastern Division Emerging Rider competition held at the Summer Classic in Palgrave, ON, Jackie Henderson guided Sandman, Stanley Henderson’s 11-year-old Württemberg gelding, to a seventh place finish for five points. The duo also finished fourth at the Orangeville International, in Orangeville, ON, for an additional six points. They secured their Eastern Division title with a win, for seven points, in the Emerging Rider Class at the Angelstone National Phase 3, held in Rockwood, ON, finishing the season with a total of 18 points.

“I really appreciate the support of Jump Canada through the Emerging Rider Series,” said Jackie Henderson. “Winning the Emerging Rider Award for the Eastern Division was a great accomplishment for Sandman and I. This award will assist me in continuing to show at this level as I complete my degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2013.”

Paige Mawson of Toronto, ON was the runner-up in the Eastern Division riding Under Pressure, a seven-year-old Hanoverian gelding for a total of 15 points.

In the Western Division, Sara Dowhey piloted her own 12-year-old Württemberg gelding Lancia di Roma to a third place finish in the Emerging Rider class at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon, MB, for a total of seven points to win the series.

“I am very happy to be awarded the 2012 Western Division Jump Canada Emerging Rider,” said Dowhey, who is a JustWorld International Ambassador. “I had a goal set in mind after doing well in the class offered at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, and thanks to my wonderful and supportive mom, Ursula Dowhey, amazing coaches, Herman Schweizer, Rodney Tulloch, Dustin Cassaboom and Shauna Cook as well as the greatest Horse I could ever ask for, Lancia di Roma, traveling across Western Canada was possible, and I achieved my goal to win the series.”

“We have purchased a three-year-old this summer, and while in University, I am bringing him up to competition level. My next goal is compete in the Jump Canada Talent Squad Series,” added Dowhey.

Kelsee Downie of Sherwood Park, AB was the runner-up in the Western Division riding Bellemiso Cavallo, her 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding.

For complete Jump Canada Emerging Rider Series standings, visit www.equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada