Attending the Championships for the first time, 14-year-old Camille Carier Bergeron of Mascouche, QC once again earned the highest Junior score for her Freestyle test. With Lowelas (Hockey 41 x Inster Graditz), a 14-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Gilles Bergeron, Carier Bergeron earned a 71.275% for the gold medal.
“My test was very good and my horse was very focused,” said Carier Bergeron. “I have confidence in my horse, and he is very consistent. This result was the best that I could have imagined.”
Alexandra Meghji of Toronto, ON finished in sixth in the Junior Freestyle riding Iliado II (Idilio II x Ibiza), a nine-year-old Andalusian gelding. The pair received a score of 68.325%.
In the Young Riders Freestyle test, Laurence Blais Tetreault of Montreal, QC rode Michelangelo (Amiral x Utrillo), 16-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Mathilde Blais Tetreault, to a bronze medal finish with 70.625%.
“I’m really, really happy that we ended on such a great note,” said Blais Tetreault. “Everything went perfect in my Freestyle, and I couldn’t be more happy with my horse.”
Tanya Strasser-Shostak of Ste. Adele, QC, and Action Time (Aktuell x Aleksander), a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Evi Strasser, were fourth in the Young Riders Freestyle with 69.950%.
Young Rider, David Ziegler of Beiseker, AB, who is attending his first NAJYRC and competing in both the Young Rider dressage and CH-Y** eventing, won the dressage Style Award. The award is given to one rider from each discipline, voted on by the chef d’équipes, who best demonstrates style and sportsmanship both mounted and unmounted throughout the competition.