February 13, 2012 — Ashley Keary was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for January.
Keary, 14, of Brockville, ON, was a member of the bronze medal winning team at the FEI Children's International Classics Final 2011 held in Hong Kong January 11–14, 2012.
Riding Hot Pot, a borrowed 15-year-old English Thoroughbred gelding, Keary started the event with a clear round during the warm-up competition on January 11. The following day, the pair incurred four faults in the first round to finish in 16th place. In the second round, Keary and Hot Pot once again had four faults for 15th spot.
Riding for Team Chopardissimo with Lily Tootill from New Zealand, Taryn Rault from Russia and Simon Fernandez-Salvador Fallet from Ecuador, Keary’s two round total was combined with those of the other members of her team. With only the top three scores of each round to count, Keary’s team had a two round total of four faults with a combined time of 232.25 to win the bronze medal.
“I feel blessed to be awarded Athlete of the Month,” said Keary, who, prior to the 2011 had only competed in pony hunter divisions. “In my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined representing Canada in Hong Kong at the FEI Children’s International Classics Final. The whole experience, from finding an amazing horse, Alarm, to borrow the week of the FEI Children’s qualifying class at La Classique International de Blainville Week 2, held in Blainville, PQ to winning team bronze in Hong Kong has been a miracle.”
“I think it is amazing that Cavalor sponsors the Athlete of the month award because it is a very honourable award to accept,” added Keary. “Cavalor is a great company that has superior products to keep your horses at top of the line condition.”
As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for January, Keary receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc.
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