|Jacqueline Brooks Named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for October||| Print ||
Novermber 6, 2009 — Canadian Olympian Jacqueline Brooks of Cedar Valley, ON, has been named the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for October.
Brooks won the Grand Prix and placed second in the Grand Prix Freestyle at the CDI–W/Y/J at the prestigious CDI Dressage at Devon, held September 22–27, 2009, in Devon, PA, USA.
Riding her up-and-coming Grand Prix mount Balmoral (Belcanto x Consul), a 10-year-old Canadian-bred Hanoverian owned by John & Anne Welch and Mary & Eric Brooks, Brooks earned a score of 66.936% for the win in the Grand Prix for Freestyle test. The duo then performed a very strong Freestyle to earn 69.800% for second place.
"I am very pleased to be named Athlete of the Month. This is a great program that promotes athletes and their hard work," said Brooks, who has been riding Balmoral since he was a five-year-old and has trained him to Grand Prix. "It is fantastic that Red Scarf Equestrian sponsors this award and makes a big deal when Canadian Dressage riders are successful."
With Balmoral, Brooks competed in the FEI Five and Six-year-old classes and the pair won the North American Breeders Championships at Dressage at Devon in 2005 and 2006. The pair then moved up to Prix St. Georges, winning all the advanced classes back-to-back at CDI Ottawa and CDI Toronto in 2007. Brooks and Balmoral made their debut at Grand Prix level in 2008.
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 of Dressage Canada Athlete of the Month. Red Scarf Equestrian will be providing Brooks 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 and qualifying criteria, sport development, and publications and 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, and 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.