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Equestrian Canada – Ottawa, ON, Jan. 4, 2018 – Results for the fifth leg of the 2017 Para-Equestrian Video Competition Series, which began in March and ended in late November, are now officially available.

The final leg of the series featured fun and excitement during the Sea-to-Sea Para-Dressage program, focused on para-dressage tests at a variety of levels, and the Coast-to-Coast program, offering classes in a variety of disciplines, including Equitation, Obstacle Courses, and Combined Jumping.

Here are the official results for the fifth leg, which closed Nov. 27, 2017:

Sea-to-Sea Para-Dressage Video Competition
Judge – Sheila Skene

Class #17 – Para-Equestrian Grade I Test I
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

1st / Tara Macdonald / ON / Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding and Wellness Centre
2nd / Suzanne Terp / ON / Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding and Wellness Centre

Class #18 – Para-Equestrian Grade II Test I
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

1st / Bailey Bienert / AB / PARDS
2nd / Zachary Bienert / AB / PARDS

Class #19 – Para-Equestrian Grade III Test I
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

2nd / Meygan Gordon-Crane / BC / Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association

Class #22 – Para-Equestrian Grade I Test 2
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

1st / Beatrix Switzer / ON / WindReach Farm
2nd / Anna Graham / ON / WindReach Farm

Class #23 – Para-Equestrian Grade II Test 2
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

1st / Beatrix Switzer / ON / WindReach Farm
2nd / Mitchell Daniels / ON / WindReach Farm

Class #24 – Para-Equestrian Grade III Test 2
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

2nd / Jamie Copeland / BC / Hunt Valley

Class #38 – FEI Para Equestrian Dressage Novice B (2017) Test – Grade V
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

4th / Sophie Lehoux / QC / Dressage des Roses

Class #37 – FEI Individual Championship (2017) Test of Choice
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

3rd / Catherine Bridges / ON / Graystone Equestrian Center

Please note: When only one horse entered in a class, ribbons and prizes are awarded in accordance with the following chart of percentages:

  • 1st: 65% or higher
  • 2nd: 60 to 64.9%
  • 3rd: 57 to 59.9%
  • 4th: 54 to 56.9%

Coast-to-Coast Video Competition
Judge – Jessie Fraser

Class #1 – Balance Pattern Class for riders who do not use reins and require a leader and 2 side walkers
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

1st / Reeghan Funk / AB / Peace Area Riding for the Disabled
2nd / Richard Shannon / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
3rd / Brielle Yaworski / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
4th / Hammad Chaudhary / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
5th / John Young / NS / Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association

Class #2 – Steering Pattern Class for riders with a leader and 1 side walker
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding

1st / Kamryn Bond / AB / PARDS

Class #3 – Steering Pattern Class for riders with a leader
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding

1st / Andrew Bienert / AB / PARDS
2nd / Dakota Lynch / AB / PARDS

Class #4 – Obstacle Course for riders with a leader and 1 side walker (walk)
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding

1st / Tessa Brooks / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
2nd / Daniyal Qureshi / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
3rd / Christian Higgs Torres / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
4th / Affan Qureshi / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding

Class #5 – Obstacle Course for riders with a leader (walk, trot/jog optional)
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

1st / Hannah Cliche / NS / Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association
2nd / Amy Phinney / NS / Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association
3rd / Kelsey Wilband / NS / Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association
4th / Amy Patey / NS / Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association

Class #7 – Equitation/Horsemanship class for riders with a leader and 1 side walker (walk)
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

1st / Harrison Lam / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
2nd / Riley Koyanagi / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
3rd / Emily Oleksiew / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
4th / Nadia Ulanowska / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
5th / Angelina Srouji / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
6th / Nathan Chen / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding

Class #8 – Equitation/Horsemanship class for riders with a leader and no side walker (walk, trot/job)
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

1st / Emma Bolzner / BC / Richmond Therapeutic Riding
2nd / Austin Rymut / AB / Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association
3rd / Lily Semonis / AB / Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association
4th / Logan Farr / AB / Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association
5th / Madison Dyck / AB / Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association
6th / David Harris / AB / Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association

Class #9 – Equitation/Horsemanship class for independent riders. Walk, trot/jog, canter/lope (optional)
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

1st / Justeen Schneider / AB / PARDS
2nd / Leah Post / AB / PARDS
3rd / Janelle Tucker / AB / PARDS

Class #14 – Combined Jumping – 60cms (leader optional)
Placing / Rider / Province / Therapeutic Riding Centre

1st / Micah Klein / ON / Pause Awhile Equestrian Centre

Congratulations to all riders who competed in the fifth leg of the Sea-to-Sea Para-Dressage and Coast-to-Coast Video Competitions!

About the Para-Equestrian Video Competition Series
The 2017 Video Competition Series kicked off in March and ended in late November. The series included the Sea-to-Sea Para-Dressage program, which focuses solely on Para-Dressage, and the Coast-to-Coast program, which offers classes in a variety of disciplines, from Equitation to Obstacle Courses to Combined Jumping. For more information on the Para-Equestrian Video Competition Series, visit www.equestrian.ca/sport/para-equestrian/programs.

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PHOTO – Sophie Lehoux of Rosemère, QC finished fourth in the November leg of the Equestrian Canada Para-Equestrian Sea-to-Sea Video Competition.

PHOTO CREDIT – Frédérique Leduc Photographe

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PHOTO – Harrison Lam of Richmond, BC clinched first place in November’s Coast-to-Coast Para-Equestrian Video Competition.

PHOTO CREDIT – Courtesy of Richmond Therapeutic Riding

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