|Devon Luca Named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for June||| Print ||
July 14, 2009 — Junior rider, Devon Luca of Pitt Meadows, BC, has been named the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for June.
On May 2, Luca, 18, and her partner of four years Jyl Sander, an 18-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, earned a score of 65.263% for their performance of the FEI Junior Individual test and a 65.625% their FEI Junior Freestyle test at the Southlands Spring Dressage Show, at the Southland Riding Club in Vancouver, BC.
At the Touch of Class Dressage Show, held June 12–14 at Thunderbird Show Park in Fort Langley, BC, Luca and Jyl Sander commanded a decisive double victory scoring 69.324% in the FEI Junior Team test and 71.125% in the FEI Junior Freestyle in front of international judges Lorraine MacDonald (FEI I — CAN) and Lois Yukins (FEI I – USA).
“We qualified for the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships last year, but unfortunately my horse pulled a check ligament,” said Luca, who graduated this spring as valedictorian from Pitt Meadows Secondary School. “After six months of recovery, it is a fantastic opportunity that we have been able to qualify again. It is great that Red Scarf Equestrian has sponsored this award. It gives dressage riders another prize to strive for.”
Based on her all of her results during these two competitions, Luca, who is coached by her mother Leslie Luca, has also qualified for the 2009 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships, to be held July 21-26 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, and will be riding on the Team Canada West in the FEI Junior division.
Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month is a recognition program to celebrate the achievements of Canadian dressage riders who represent Canada in national and international competition at the FEI Pony, Children, Junior, Young Rider, Advanced, Grand Prix and Young Horses classes.
Red Scarf Equestrian is the generous sponsor Dressage Canada Athlete of the Month. Red Scarf Equestrian will be providing Luca with a generous gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of elegant equestrian luggage, travel bags and accessories that are all made in Canada. For more information about Red Scarf Equestrian, please visit www.RedScarfEquestrian.ca.
About Dressage Canada
Dressage Canada, as a committee of Equine Canada, is the national governing body for dressage in Canada. Dressage Canada's objective is to foster the growth of dressage and the pursuit of excellence in the sport at the local, national and international levels. Dressage Canada provides support and guidance to both amateur and professional through the following programs: coaching education and programs, officials’ education and programs, rules & qualifying criteria, sport development, publications & awards. For more information about Dressage Canada, please visit the Dressage section of the Equine Canada site.
About Red Scarf Equestrian
Red Scarf Equestrian is proud to offer a line of equestrian luggage and travel bags that deliver exceptional quality and extraordinary value. This line is a refreshing change as it speaks of elegance and simplicity. It works to protect your expensive and valuable apparel, boots and accessories. In a world of clutter, you can't afford not to buy quality. Red Scarf Equestrian is proudly made in Canada. For more information about Red Scarf Equestrian, please visit www.RedScarfEquestrian.ca.
About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is a member-based association that represents, promotes and services Canada's equine community and industry. Its core areas of activity involve sport, equine health and welfare, education and safety, governance and marketing, representation and communication. Equine Canada is recognized by Sport Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Coaching Association of Canada as the national organization representing equestrian sport and equine interests in Canada. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit equinecanada.ca.