Ontario Has Talent has awarded four Ontario Riders competing at the 2013 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Kentucky with $5,000 each.

After a successful inaugural year raising funds, Ontario Has Talent presented the cheques to Mariah Sutton, Madison Lawson, Sarah Pfaff, and Cassandra Jessop.

“As the only OHT Junior rider, I am proud to represent Canada and OHT,” Jessop said. “The funds received were a tremendous help to make my dream come true”.

Sarah Pfaff was equally grateful, “The $5,000 not only helps with the goal of Young Riders this year, but also to helps pave the way to a hopeful riding future. Thank you OHT for this wonderful gift”.

Upon receiving her cheque Mariah Sutton said “Words canʼt even describe the emotions going through my body with the amazing gift of $5,000! Thank you so much OHT for helping make my dream a reality”.

Ontario Has Talent thanks everyone that attended and enjoyed our fundraisers throughout the year and we are hope to see you again soon!

The wonderful Ontario clinicians who helped these fantastic young athletes on their journey:

Pan American Silver Medalist and Olympian Tom Dvorak
Pan American Silver Medalist Diane Creech
Bronze Olympic Medalist Cindy Ishoy
FEI 5* Dressage Judge Cara Whitham
Olympian Belinda Trussell
Bronze Olympic Medalist Ashley Holzer
FEI 5* Dressage Judge Elizabeth McMullen

To find a full list of sponsors and more information on Ontario Has Talent clinic program please visit our website www.ontariohastalent.com or our Facebook page.