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Equestrian Canada – Ottawa, ON, Aug. 15, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce Kelly Houtappels-Bruder , an Ontario native currently residing in Steensel, NED, as the first award recipient of EC’s new Combined Driving Achievement Awards program.

Houtappels-Bruder received her EC Advanced/FEI Level Achievement Award based on the exceptional results she has earned competing at the CAI 2/3* level, including her most recent qualifying scores at the 2018 Saumur CAI 3*, where she captured first place on a score of 148.69, and the 2018 CAI 3* Chablis, where she took second with a score of 130.92. She currently ranks third in the FEI Top Driving Award Standings for Single Horses with Flip (Fidertanz x Carprilli), H. Hoogers’ 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding.

“My Flip is an absolute superstar, giving his best at every single competition,” said Houtappels-Bruder. “I think the nicest thing about this Achievement Award is that it reinforces that we are on the right path: that through good training and management these consistent top results are attainable!”

About the Combined Driving Achievement Awards Program
The Combined Driving Achievement Awards program recognizes drivers at all levels that have consistently performed to a high standard at EC/PTSO recognized combined driving events. Learn more about the program here.

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Canadian Kelly Houtappels-Bruder, who resides in Steensel, NED, was the first beneficiary of Equestrian Canada’s Combined Driving Achievement Award program, earning an Advanced/FEI Level Achievement Award based on her exceptional results competing at the CAI 2/3* level with Flip.

PHOTO – Canadian Kelly Houtappels-Bruder, who resides in Steensel, NED, was the first beneficiary of Equestrian Canada’s Combined Driving Achievement Award program, earning an Advanced/FEI Level Achievement Award based on her exceptional results competing at the CAI 2/3* level with Flip.

PHOTO CREDIT – Krisztina Horvath

 

EC Media Contact / Personne-ressource de CE pour les médias : Jessie Christie
jchristie@equestrian.ca