100 Years Young

On a Sunday in September, Janet Chisholm of Cambridge, ON, and her Thoroughbred gelding, Simon, sashayed down the centreline to the saucy strains of The Stripper and made their mark in Canadian dressage history. At the conclusion of their musical freestyle (earning a score of 67.5%), this horse and rider became only the second Canadian pair to be inducted into the Dressage Foundation Century Club. The U.S.-based organization recognizes North American horses and riders whose combined ages total 100 years or more and who have performed a dressage test of any level scored by a judge. Janet, 74, and Simon, 26, received a black-and-gold ribbon signifying the milestone as a crowd of 50 family members, friends, and Janet’s former and current riding students cheered them on at the Cornerstone CADORA show in Campbellville, ON. Janet started riding a friend’s pony in gymkhanas as a child growing up in England. But…

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