NAJYRC: Canadian Dressage Riders Win Individual Gold and Silver

first_img Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Canadian Junior Riders Sarah Loewen and Monica Houweling continued their winning ways and earned the individual gold and silver medals in the Junior Freestyle test on July 30 at the 2011 Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships.  The Junior and Young Rider Freestyles were the final dressage events at the competition being held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY from July 27 – 31, 2011.Loewen of Winnipeg, MB, rode her 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Ricardo to the gold medal victory scoring 69.675%. Right behind Loewen for the silver medal was Houweling of Delta, BC. Houweling earned 67.700% riding Stentano, the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding she co-owns Linda Houweling.Anneka Sutton of Drumbo, ON, and Fidelio, her 13-year-old Westphalian gelding, finished in eighth place in the Freestyle with a score of 65.850%. Ninth place was awarded to Monika Zillinger of Armstrong, BC riding Nucari, Christa Massingwinkel’s 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, scoring 65.700%. Rounding out the top 10, with 64.200%, was Megan Overwater of Rocky Mountain House, AB and Wind Walker, a 10-year-old Canadian Warmblood gelding owned by Kim Aasman.In the Young Riders Freestyle, Mathilde Blais Tetrault of Montreal, QC, rode her horse Michelangelo, a 13-year-old Swedish Warmblood, to a sixth place finish with a score of 66.400%. In 11th place with a score of 64.300% was Alexandra Dvorak of Hillsburgh, ON riding Fling, Thomas Dvorak’s 11-year-old Westphalian gelding.Exclusively for Junior Riders, aged 14–18, and Young Riders, 16–21, the NAJYRC gives up and coming riders the opportunity to experience representing their country as a team, and prepares them for future international competition. For more information and complete results for NAJYRC, please visit http://www.youngriders.org/. Tags: Sarah Loewen, Monica Houweling, North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championship, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more