July 5, 2007

Canadian Dressage Teams Named for 2007 North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championships

Ottawa, Ontario --  Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the teams that will represent Canada at the 2007 CN North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championships (NAJYRC), to be held July 31 – August 5 in Lexington, USA.

The Young Riders’ teams are as follows:

Team Canada Coast to Coast

Rider                                       Hometown                              Horse                          Owner

Alexandra Duncan                    West Vancouver, BC               Elektra                         Alexandra Duncan

Brittany Fraser                          New Glasgow, NS                   Furio                            Brittany Fraser

Danielle McKinnon                   Aurora, ON                             Noma Tender               Danielle McKinnon

Julie Watchorn                          Schomberg, ON                       Quintesse                     Julie Watchorn

Team Ontario

Rider                                       Hometown                              Horse                          Owner

Amy Jager                                Breslau, ON                             Jive                              Amy Jager

Cecile Von Martels                   Ridgetown, ON                        Downtown                    Cecile Von Martels

Andrea Wetzel                         Sharon, ON                             Widu Witulo                 Barbara Holden-Sinclair

Leah Wilson                             Orangeville, ON                       Westside Lady             Susan Platz

The Junior Riders’ team is as follows:

Team Canada

Rider                                       Hometown                              Horse                          Owner

Jade Deter                                Kemptville, ON                        Mastermind                  Jade Deter

Jaimie Holland                          Caledon, ON                           Fleurina                        Jaimie Holland

Sara Regehr                             Vernon, BC                              Danika                         Beth Regehr

Lindsay Seidel-Wassenaar        Bluffton, AB                             Oslo                             Lindsay Seidel-Wassenaar

This will mark the second time that a Junior Championship is being held in conjunction with a Young Rider Championship and has proven to make for an exciting competition.

“We have a great group of girls on the teams, and they have lots of team spirit” said Chef d'Equipe Tina Busse-Irwin. “We’re going to have a lot of fun and success, and everyone is looking forward to it.”

Canada Dressage riders enjoyed immense success at the 2006 NAJYRC’s, also held in Lexington, VA, with the Canada West Young Riders’ Dressage Team claiming the Team Gold and team member Pia Fortmuller winning Individual Gold. The Junior Riders’ Dressage Team won the Team Silver Medal.

For more information on NAJYRC, please visit


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