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July 22, 2011 — Canadian Eventing Committee is pleased to announce the teams that will represent Canada at the 2011 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships. Presented by Gotham North, these Championships will be held July 27–31 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  Riders will compete for top honours in team and individual competition in two divisions—Junior One Star Championships (open to riders aged 14–18) and Young Rider Two Star Championships (for riders ages 16–21). Riders named to compete in the Young Rider Two Star Championships are

Team Canada – Alberta /Quebec/Ontario Combined Team

Hometown Horse Owner

Melissa Boutin
Sherbrooke, QC Siamese Kat
Melissa Boutin
William Dow
Flesherton, ON
Midleton William & Suzanne Dow
Christian Bennett  
Sutton, ON 
Rolex Christian & Kaitlyn Bennett
Joelle Baskerville
Calgary, AB
Malibu Joelle Baskerville
Chef d’équipe—Caroline Morshead

Riders named to the Junior One Star Championships are

Ontario Team

Haley Armstrong-Laframboise
Orangeville, ON Ichabod Moira Laframboise
Sable Giesler
Powassan, ON
Evil Munchkin Sable Giesler
Liza Igochine
King City, ON Karla Larissa Piminova
Brook Pickering  
Thornton, ON Abbey Rhode Brook Pickering
April Simmonds 
Uxbridge, ON
Sunday Best April Simmonds
Chef d’équipe—Linda Plank

Team Coach—Peter Gray

Thanks to the generous support of Point-Two, the supplier to the Canadian Eventing Team, this year’s Canadian junior and young rider competitors will be sporting the Point-Two Air Jacket while competing cross country.


  • July 28, 2011                           Dressage - Young Riders Division
  • July 29, 2011                           Dressage - Juniors Division
  • July 30, 2011                           Cross Country
  • July 31, 2011                           Show Jumping and medal presentations

The North American Junior/Young Riders’ Championships are held annually under the rules of the Federation Equestre Internationale —the international governing body for equestrian sport. The 2011 competition hosts the Olympic disciplines of eventing, dressage and show jumping as well as FEI disciplines of reining and endurance.  Many of the world’s top event riders, including many Olympic gold medalists, began their careers at the NAJYRC.

For more information on NAJYRC, please visit www.youngriders.org.