Conquering Ditches, Drops & Banks

Garry Roque was born in Bermuda and started riding at the age of eight. He completed his first three-day event at the 1981 North American Young Riders' Championships. Roque rode for Bermuda at the 1990 World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, Sweden, and at the 1991 Pan American Games, where he was a silver medalist on Casemate, an Appaloosa/Canadian Sport Horse. Roque has lived in Canada since his teens and became a Canadian citizen in 1997. He was Ontario Leading Male Rider of the Year in 2000, 2001 and 2003, and represented Canada aboard Waikura in three-day eventing at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. In recent years, Roque's focus has been on teaching students and conducting clinics. Last summer, he built 45 cross-country jumps at his Bystorm Farm in Caledon East and plans to finish a water complex this year. “I really think we need more cross-country training facilities, and while I…

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