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Attention all junior riders! Please e-mail Vanessa ( to be featured here.
A complete list is declared riders can be found here.
Some profiles of junior riders who have not declared can be found here.

Name: Lindsay Bradshaw (
Birthdate: September 5th, 1983
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Horse: Kennbec (Kenny), an 8 year old, bay Dutch Warmblood (KWPN) gelding
Training and Competing Level: With my mother he has done Basic 4 and has been to Heidemann, Sue Rothgab, Libby Mcmullen, and Cara Whitam clinics.
Trainer: Cindy Matheson, Jill Bradshaw
Comments: I began riding when I was 3 with a good background in pony club. I have done jumpers and came 5th overall at the CET medal regional finals. I have shown up to the 4'6 division and hope to do more. I showed FEI JR's with the highest score of the year the first time showing that level. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be long listed for the team, and maybe in the near future be able to compete for Canada.

Name: Cecily Burbidge
Birthdate: February 16, 1983
Hometown: Dundas, Ontario
Horse: Leiben, an 8 year old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Training and Competing Level: In 2001, we're starting the year off in Basic 3/4 and hope to move up to Junior level by the end of the summer.
Trainer: Camilla Giffen
Comments: I started riding when I was 5 and three years ago decided that dressage was the discipline for me. On a couple older, experienced horses I was able to get lots of miles in the lower Basic levels. We purchased Lieben in October '99 and last year we showed Basic 2/3. Eventually I hope to compete Young Riders with Lieben.

Kristine Caroline and Royal Fling Name: Kristine Caroline
Birthdate: August 14th, 1985
Hometown: Barrie, Ontario
Horse: Royal Fling (Dante), a 12 year old Thoroughbred gelding
Training and Competing Level: Training and showing FEI Junior
Trainer: Jacquie Brooks
Comments: I started riding Dante (Royal Fling) as a hunter we were very successful. One day we decided to give dressage a try. Therefore we did and we haven't jumped since that day. We showed Basic 1 and 2 at the Trillium level and came 2nd in Ontario. We then showed Basic 4 and came 2nd in Canada. We are now showing at the FEI Junior level and have done very well. I am very proud of Dante. My future goals are to make the Canadian team and travel to Paxton Farms. I hope Canada does very well and has a lot of fun. We have some very talented horses and together as a team I think we will be very successful. Good luck Canada!!!!

Joyce Cameron Name: Joyce Cameron (
Birthdate: November 14, 1985
Hometown: Meaford, Ontario
Horse: : Demex, a 16 year old grey Dutch Warmblood (KWPN) gelding. We've owned him for about 8 years. Although I have only ridden him for the past 3 years, we are doing very well.
Training and Competing Level: Demex is trained up to Prix St. George, but myself only to Medium 2/3. I have never shown him dressage, but my mom has. I have shown dressage on other horses though, but only Basic 3/4. This is actually a big change for me as I've only shown him Jumper in the past. Actually as well as the Junior riders, I hope to show Demex in the Jr/Am section 3 this year.
Trainer: I'm trained by my mom, for dressage, and Greg Juszczyk for jumping.
Comments: There are so many things that I want to do, or have done. I want to be an exercise rider at a Thoroughbred farm, temporarily. Be able to jump and show dressage at Grand Prix level. I have jumped Grand Prix height on Demex. My show record is kind of everywhere.....there's probably not a kind of show that I haven't done!! My first year jumping I was 3'6" Jumper Champion, and last year I placed third in my 3'9" division. In 1998 Demex was Medium 1/2 Canadian Champion!! I live on a Breeding Farm in Meaford, Ontario...which I love!! We are having only one foal this year, but I hope to buy some more weanlings.

Stephanie Chalaturnyk and Elicard Name: Stephanie Chalaturnyk (
Birthdate: May 12th, 1984
Hometown: King City, Ontario
Horse: Elicard an 18 year old Swedish Warmblood gelding and Lochwood's Indiana a 6 year old Holsteiner mare
Training & competing level: Elicard is trained to Grand Prix and is showing F.E.I Junior. Lochwood's Indiana is training Medium 1 and has shown Basic 4
Trainer: Belinda Trussel
Comments: I hope to ride Elis (Elicard) in the North American Junior Championships next year and I hope to show Tiny (Lochwood's Indiana) at Young Riders in 2 or 3 years. This year was excellent for me with both horses, I wasn't sure if I would be showing Elis, so I was just happy to get out. I started riding hunter when I was 8 yrs old. I switched over to dressage about 3 yrs ago and leased a horse for awhile. We bought Tiny 2 yrs ago. It was a bit of a surprise for us because we weren't really looking seriously and we were looking for a 10 year old gelding (we got Tiny when she was 4).

Heather Doherty and Zhivago
Name: Heather Doherty (
Birthdate: September 20, 1984
Hometown: Sharon, Ontario
Horse: Zhivago is a 13 year old TB gelding. In the barn he is known as King. I have only had him for 8 months, he came down from a barn out west in Alberta. He is a wonderful schoolmaster and a great guy to learn on.
Training & competing level: King and I competed for our first year in FEI Jr. It was a great experience and I think we both learned a lot about each other. I did much better than I had expected and for my first year in the Dressage world. I had a good time getting to know everyone and their mounts.
Trainer: Lee Tubman
Comments: I first started riding when I was 4. Then later in life I decided to get into Hunters, after three years of that I decided that jumping was not for me. I started riding Dressage in February 2000, and am still loving every minute of it. I hope that next year, I will be able to compete with my fellow juniors at the North American Junior Championships. I am very fortunate to have such a fantastic horse and coach, I look forward to the future, as we head into 2001.

Becky Elming and Domingo Name: Becky Elming (
Birthdate: April 28th, 1985
Hometown: Uxbridge, Ontario
Horse: Domingo, a coming seven, 16'3hh, Rheinlander. We got him from John Costin in November 2000, Mr. Costin brought him from Holland in April 2000. I am also riding and showing Ie Ken, an eight year old, 17'2hh, grey Oldenberg.
Training & competing level: Domingo and I will be showing FEI Junior, and Ie Ken and I will be showing basic four this year.
Trainer: Tom Dvorak and Kim Goodyear
Comments: In March 2001 I had the opportunity to travel to Florida for ten days so Domingo and I could get in the ring together before the trials started here.He was amazing! We were the only junior pair in the classes so naturally I was a little nervous, but the show was a success. We were eighth, first and third, it was really fun. I am looking forward to showing both horses this year and I wish everyone the best of luck.

Name: Pia Fortmuller
Birthdate: March 28, 1985
Hometown: Hannover, Germany
Horse: Her first show experiences she collected in Canada on big horses, on the Thoroughbred mare "Markant Pleasant" and "Doric's Irish" in hunter and equitation shows. Then she trained, showed and sold on the Spruce Meadows Auction the filly from Doric's Irish "Riish".
Pia's interest in Dressage really "kicked in" when she took over the FEI level horse "Alascan" (by her Mom trained and bred by her grandmother). He is an Hanovarian born in Germany sired by Alpius - Akzent I and Werdandi by Wohlklang - Alexander. The mother of "Alascan" was Pia's Mom's first serious dressage show horse. Training and Competing level: competing FEI Junior
Trainer: Dagmar Fortmuller
Comments: Pia was riding even before she was born, her mother remembers falling of a horse on a horseshow jumping 7 months pregnant. They always had horses and other animals and her first riding experiences was on a black little Shetland Pony and a Donkey. Both her parents were active riders.

Name: Carlo Frei
Birthdate: September 23th, 1982
Hometown: Arva, London, Ontario
Horse: Le Comte, a 1986 16.3h Chestnut Holstiener Stallion standing 16.3hh.
Training & Competing Level: Training Prix St. Georges, hopefully competing at Young Riders.
Trainer: Ulrich Frei SVBR diploma

Name: Heidi Frei (
Birthdate: July 6th, 1985
Hometown: Arva, London, Ontario
Horse: Amateur a Hannoverian bred Stallion, 15 years old, grey, 16.3hh
Training & Competing Level: Prix St. George, wanting to show him in the FEI junior
Trainer: Ulrich Frei SVBR diploma
Comments: I was born into the horse industry, since my parents own a warmblood horse farm. I have trained in both jumping and dressage for the past about 13 years, I showed mostly in jumping, but I really look forward to show in dressage this season. Amateur was just imported from East Germany recently, and I've been riding him for about one month now.

Jessie Holmes and Argentina Name: Jessie Holmes (
Birthdate: September 16, 1984
Hometown: Roslin (near Belleville), Ontario
Horse: Argentina, a 13 year old Hannoverian mare standing 16.2hh.
Training & competing level: Argentina has been trained to Medium 2.
Trainer: Annaliese Farber
Comments: I started riding at three yrs old and began taking lessons at six, from Mel Burnett-Grumoff (Trenton Dressage Festival) I was a member of the Highland of Hastings Pony club until its' demise and have shown hunters, jumpers, eventing and lots of dressage, including some walk trot with young warmbloods.
My family is involved in breeding and I have been the groom and part time handler of numerous line horses.
In 2000 I competed on Graffity, a 16.1hh Hannoverian mare, and finished the season as reserve champion basic 2 and basic 3 at the Ontario Championships. Unfortunatly in December of 2000, Graffity suffered a fractured pelvis and had to be put down.
Longtime friend and Hannoverian breeder, David Burke of Pangaea Farms, pulled Argentina out of his brood mare field in January of 2001, and we started working with her. She has been progressing very well and we hope to have a successful show season.

Laurel Hutton-Adams and Icarius
Name: Laurel Hutton-Adams
Birthdate: December 9, 1983
Hometown: Cambellville, Ontario
Horse: Sunstone, a 14 year old Trakehner/Sport Horse gelding.
Training & Competing Level: FEI Junior
Trainer: Betty Jean Hutton

Name: Ryan Jeffries
Birthdate: August 23rd, 1983
Hometown: Dresden, Ontario
Horse: Hofblitz, a 7 year old Canadian Trakhner gelding kindly on loan to me by Chris Von Martels
Training & Competing Level: "Blitz" has never shown but we are training for the FEI Junior Program.
Trainer: I train with John MacPherson as a working student and enjoy every minute of it. As a working student, I have learned more, and have realized how much I don't know and need to learn, than I would have just by taking weekly lessons.
Comments: I hope to make a career out of riding and have been taking retired racehorses from the track, retraining them (I think they are training me) and selling them to good homes. This has helped me to learn to deal with different horse personalities (they are not very patient with me sometimes but I'm learning) and gives these old guys a new career.

Name: Adrienne Johnston (
Birthdate: March 29th, 1983
Hometown: Lucan, Ontario
Horse: Simpatico, a 3 year old Trakehner/TB gelding; Intermezzo, a 5 year old Oldenberg gelding (owned by Gaye Johnson); Suli, 6 year old Trakehner gelding (owned by Rosemary Goyeau); and D'Arcy Lane, a 12 year old CSH mare (owned by Rosemary Goyeau).
Training & Competing Level: Showed D'Arcy Lane in FEI Junior at the end of last year.
Trainer: Gaye Johnston

Name: Kendra Katsoulis (
Birthdate: April 27, 1985
Hometown: Nepean, Ontario
Horse: Gromiko, an 18 yr old Belgian Warmblood stallion, owned by Sue Ziereisen
Training & Competing Level: Gromiko showed Prix St-Georges with Sue last summer and I started riding him this winter.
Trainer: Sue Ziereisen (at Huntleigh Equestrian Center)
Comments: I've been riding since I was 8, and doing dressage for 3 yrs. I showed Basic with a few different horses (I don't have my own. I'm really excited about doing the Junior FEI this year, and look forward to meeting everyone!

Stephanie Koepke and Frontelise
Name: Stephanie Koepke (
Birthdate: February 19, 1983
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Horse: Xanadue, a 11 year old Trakehner, kindly leased to Stephanie after her previous horse was sold.
Training & Competing Level: Xanadue has been taken up to Medium 4/PSG by his owner.
Trainer: Crystal Kroetch & Bonny Bonnello
Comments: Last year, Stephanie was CNDC Open Medium 3 champion, and Open Medium 2 reserve champion on another horse, which was intended to try to qualify for FEI Junior this year. Steph has ridden Dressage under Crystal Kroetch's tutelage since she was 7 years old. She is a very dedicated rider, who has shown at the recognized level since she was 12, starting on a quarter horse mare. Together they went to Medium 1, and filled Steph's bedroom wall with red ribbons from dozens of shows. Stephanie is enjoying the challenge of moving forward with her riding, and hopes in the next couple of years, to compete at the Young Rider level.

Tamsyn Kouwenberg and Big Bur Name: Tamsyn Kouwenberg (
Birthdate: June 2nd, 1983
Hometown: Glencoe, Ontario
Horse: Big Bur, a 16 year old CSH Gelding
Training & Competing Level: Competing at the FEI Junior level 2001 season.
Trainer: Gaye Johnson
Comments: The Highlights of my career so far were in 1998. I went to England and rode for the Canadian Jr. Team on a borrowed horse. That same year Big Bur and I were Canadian Reserve champions at the Basic 4 Jr. level. We've been attending the clinics with Albrecht Heideman. I'm really looking forward to the team trials, and hopefully attending the NAJDC.

Name: Cydney Lebovitz ( (phone 416-553-0655)
Birthdate: January 7th, 1983
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario (rides out of York Equestrian Centre)
Horse: GODWIN, known in the barn as BEAR is a 7 year old, 16.3 HH, dark bay Hanoverian gelding. I have had him for three years and we've grown together from Basic 1/2 to the FEI Junior tests last summer. Some days he's a grizzly BEAR and other days he's a teddy BEAR so his name suits him perfectly!
Training & Competing Level: Competed FEI Junior last summer
Trainer: Jacqueline Brooks
Comments: Overall I just want to keep on learning but specifically in 2001, I hope to qualify for the Junior Championship Team and represent Canada at the NAJDC. It's a great and exciting opportunity and I look forward to meeting all of the other riders who are qualifying this spring.
Dressage is a huge part of my life and will even determine which university I go to next year. I will be taking BEAR with me so that we can continue learning and try for Young Riders in the future. Maybe I should take him to some classes with me and see if he gets smarter!
Cydney Lebovitz and Godwin

Name: Morgan Martin
Hometown: St. Albert, Alberta
Horse: Famous Last Words, an 11 year old bay Westphalian mare.
Training & Competing Level: FEI Junior
Trainer: Sharon Merkel-Beattie
Comments: Famous is owned by Beth Rougher of Vernon, BC. I have only had Famous for three weeks. I had to switch horses after I found out that my horse and I were unable to compete as a team. Famous competed in the 2000 show season at the Medium one/two level with her owner.

Amy McIlwham and Favourit
Name: Amy McIlwham (
Birthdate: April 24th, 1986
Horse: Favorit a 10 year old, 16.3 hh Westphalian gelding, owned by Ruth Koch and Fantasia, an 8 year old, 17.1 hh Hannoverian mare, owned by Amy McIlwham.
Training & Competing Level: With his owner, Favorit competed at Prix St. George in the 2000 show season and he is currently training towards Grand Prix. Fantasia competed at Basic 2 and 3 last year and is aiming to show at least Basic 4 in the 2001 show season.
Trainer: Ruth Koch
Comments: I began riding when I was seven, and have been training with Ruth since September of 2000. In the upcoming show season, I hope to compete with Favorit at the North American Junior Young Riders Championships and be ready to compete at that level with my own horse, Fantasia, for the 2002 season. My long term goal with Fantasia is to compete at Young Riderís, make the Ontario Team and compete for Canada.

Name: Jenny Rae
Birthdate: October 29, 1983
City: Janetville, Ontario
Horse: Avalon, an 8 year old chestnut Morgan/Thoroughbred mare. I purchased Avalon as a green 5 year old and I began competing her at the Basic 1/2 level.
Training & Competing Level: Last year, I competed at the Basic 3/4 level. This year I am trying the Junior FEI level.
Trainer: Joanne Bouwhuis
Comments: I have been riding since I was very young and I became a member of pony club when I was six. I started competing in pony club in show jumping, dressage and eventing. A few years ago, my focus became dressage. I am looking forward to competing at the FEI Junior level and, in the future, I hope to try for the Young Rider level.

Sarah Rae and Gentle Ben Name: Sarah Rae
Birthdate: October 29, 1983
City: Janetville, Ontario
Horse: Gentle Ben, a 9 year old chestnut Trakehner/Thoroughbred gelding.
Training & Competing Level: Last year I competed at the Basic 2/3 level and this year I am trying for the Junior FEI level.
Trainer: Joanne Bouwhuis
Comments: I started riding at a young age and I have been a member of pony club since I was six years old. I have competed in all disciplines, but a few years ago, dressage became my focus. I purchased Ben two years ago. He was very green (he had been backed as a 3 year old and spent 4 more years relaxing and eating). I started competing with him at the Basic 1/2 level. Last year, I was the Basic 3 champion at the Eastern Regionals. I am looking forward to competing at the Junior FEI level and my goal for the future is Young Riders.

Aaron Ritchie and Erendina
Name: Aaron Ritchie (
Birthdate: January 14th, 1983
City: Burlington, Ontario
Horse: Erendira
Trainer: Kim Tait/Betty Jean Hutton
Comments: Last year as a Junior Rider but I hope to move on to Young Riders next year. Erendira is owned by Kim Tait of Hillsburgh. Erendira is training Grand Prix and showing Prix St George in 2001. I have been riding since I was 8 years old but horses have always been a big part of my life. My Dad is Trevor Ritchie who was North American Driver of the Year in 2000 (in Standardbreds).

Name: Shandra Robbescheuten (
Birthdate: January 6th, 1983
Hometown: Oshawa, Ontario
Horse: True Epik, a 10 year old, dark bay, Hannoverian gelding standing 16.1 hh.
Training & competing level: Basic 2 and 3 last year. This year we are training for the F.E.I. Junior level.
Trainer: Joanne Bouwhuis
Comments: Shandra has been riding for 7 years (with a great beginning in Pony Club) and has had Epik since November of 2000. After a emergency sand colic surgery in December and a recovery period, Epik is back to his wonderful self. He is a terrific horse with a great personality. Shandra & Epik , together, competed and trained as a team under the very capable guidance and support of their coach, Joanne Bouwhuis at the Basic 2/3 level, finishing a very successful year 2000 with the Ontario Junior & Open Championship, the Toronto Cadora high point & Riders Habit Award in Basic 2 and the Toronto Cadora Basic 2/3 Year end award.
Shandra has felt honoured to have the opportunity to be long listed for the F.E.I. Junior Riders and to be able to also train under the guidance of Albrecht Heidemann. So many people are working so hard with the Junior Riders. Shandra hopes to be successful and ride with Epik on the Junior F.E.I. team in June and would be proud to represent Canada.

Name: Erin Shaw (
Birthdate: June 13, 1984
Hometown: New Brunswick
Horse: Cossack, 1 9 year old 16.3hh black Thoroughbred Gelding bred in Nove Scotia (sire: Cvrack)
Training & competing level: Erin competed last year in FEI Junior and plans to do the same in 2001.
Trainer: Sue Fraser, and takes clinics with Sue Rothgeb, Cara Whitham, and Albrecht Heidemann.
Comments: Erin is in grade 11, taking enriched studies. Her horse was a CEF medal hunter/jumper until late 1998. In 1999, she placed 5th and 6th in FEI Junior in the CNDC East and last season, she received 6 scores of greater than 60% in FEI Junior.

Name: Rebecca Steer (
Birthdate: November 6th, 1984
Hometown: London, Ontario
Horse: Lustig(by Donaufurst),an eight year old Canadian Trakehner gelding.
Trainer: Gaye Johnson
Comments: I started riding when I was eight years old. I got involved in Dressage about five years ago. We bought Lustig(Tigger) about four years ago. During the 2000 show season we competed at Basic 4 and Medium 1. At the Regional Championships in Palgrave, we received reserve champion in the Basic 4 division. Our goal for 2001 is to qualify for the Canadian Junior Dressage team and compete at the North American Junior Dressage Championships. My hope for the future is to compete at the Young Rider level.

Lynn Stewert and Mitlaufer Name: Lynn Stewert (
Birthdate: June 29th, 1984
Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Horse: Mitlaufer (barn name is Mitty) is a 9 year old bay Anglo Trakehner gelding. I bought him in Fall of '99.
Training & competing level: Mitty and I are hoping to go to the NAJDC in Ohio this summer. 2000 was our first show season together, and we ended up as Canadian Jr Basic 4 Champions.
Trainer: Norma Jean Clayton Comments: I started riding when I was 6. I rode hunters and jumpers until I was 12, then decided to switch to dressage. I have been riding with Norma Jean ever since. My goals are to go to the NAJDC this year and to NAYRC in 2002.

Name: Hayley Strachan-Bunt
Birthdate: July 25, 1986
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
Horse: Oregon,a 16.2hh, dark brown, 12 year old Hanoverian gelding
Training & competing level: Training Young Riders; competing FEI Junior this year
Trainer: Rick Maynard Comments: Started dressage on my half-Arabian pony, Damar Coquette, focussed on jumping up to 3'6" on our second horse Velvet Eclipse, then returned to Dressage with Oregon who I showed very successfully the summer of 2000 after only owning him for 4 months. We won championships at both the Southlands Spring Dressage Show and the Amherst Dressage Show. My short term goal is to make the Junior team, my intermediate goal is to make the Young Rider team and my long term goal is the Olympics!!

Name: Jessica Tekenos (
Birthdate: September 13th, 1984
Hometown: St-Lazare, Quebec
Horse: Dakota is an 11 year-old chestnut thoroughbred cross gelding.
Training & competing level: We showed Basic 3-4 last year. We're training Medium 1-2, and hoping to be ready to do FEI Jr. this season.
Trainer: Louise Rose
Comments: I've been riding for 8 years. I started out in hunter/jumper (I wanted to event) for 4 years, but when I got Dakota 2 years ago, I got into dressage. I'm really enjoying myself now and am looking forward to this coming show season, where I'm hoping my horse will be ready for FEI Jr. I'm also hoping I'll get the chance to go to NAJDC within the next couple of years.

Natasha Walsh and Benva
Name: Natasha Walsh
Age: 16
Hometown: New Glasgow, Nove Scotia
Horse: Benva (also known as Ben) an Oldenburg gelding by Bonjour.
Training & competing level: Natasha and Ben showed Basic 4 in the 2000 season.
Trainer: Kathryn Fraser
Comments: Natasha hopes to be ready to compete in FEI Junior for the 2001 season.