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May 24, 2011 — Pia Fortmuller of DeWinton, AB, has been named the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for April.

Fortmuller, 26, attended the CDI 3* Stadl Paura in Stadl Paura, AUT, held April 21–24, 2011. In the Grand Prix for Freestyle class, Fortmuller and her horse Orion, a chestnut 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding sired by Jazz, placed third in a starting field of 24 entries with a score of 69.766%. In the Grand Prix Freestyle, the pair earned 72.850%, placing third again.
2011_dc_cdi_stadl_paura_pia_fortmuller_orion_web“Orion was a super star at Stadl Paura, and I am so thankful to be his rider,” said. “Leslie Reid did such a fabulous job training Orion, and Heike Kemmer has really helped me to fine tune my riding and polish up all of Orion's talent. Slowly, all the pieces are starting to come together and I would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped me get here; success is never achieved alone. I would like to let everyone at home know I really appreciate all the support.”

Fortmuller added, “A very big thank you goes out to Red Scarf Equestrian for sponsoring the Dressage Canada Athlete of the Month Award. This sport depends on generous sponsors, and my gratitude goes to Red Scarf Equestrian, because now I can carry all of my equestrian gear around in style.”

The Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month is a recognition program that celebrates the achievements of Canadian dressage riders who represent Canada in national and international competition in the FEI Pony, Children, Junior, Young Rider, Advanced, Grand Prix and Young Horse classes.

Red Scarf Equestrian is the generous sponsor of Dressage Canada Athlete of the Month. Red Scarf Equestrian will be providing Fortmuller 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 or connect with us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dressagecanada or Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/lp8cnd.

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 Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.