Thank you Ali Buchanan and Sarah Dunn and all the volunteers for putting on a great Pacific Regional Championships! Great atmosphere and even the weather co-operated for the most part. Exciting to see so many FEI horses compete.
Congratulations to Liz Trenchard and Donatello for achieving their declaration score to declare for the 2015 Pan Am Games and finishing 2nd in the amateur PSG class.
Deborah Cotter had good rides on Showgirl and finished 4th overall at First Level.
It was a first competition for Silas who settled in to being a show horse and even came home with the Reserve Championship at training level.
Malachi competed with Eleonore at second level and the pair won the Reserve Championship for that division.
Lisa wins the individual gold medal and team silver at the 2014 CIEC’s!
CIEC’s were a fantastic experience that Eleonore Elstone helped prep me for. Not only did she help me qualify with my own horse (we achieved outstanding scores so I was selected to go), but I also learned how to ride so many types of horses that she kindly lent me to practice on. In Quebec, we pretty much got given horses by pulling on straws. I was given a curly/holsteiner cross that was really cute but not the easiest. We went from 8th out of 30 on the first day, to 3rd place the next day and 2nd place the final day of showing in Blaineville Quebec! This landed me the individual GOLD MEDAL because we were consistently placing! Plus the BC Team got Silver overall!!!! What a super experience it was to compete at this multi-discipline national competition! Thank you Eleonore for helping me win GOLD!
Written by Lisa Schultz
The Dressage B.C. Year End awards were given out on Oct 11, 2014 at the Pacific Regional Dressage Championships at Thunderbird Show Park. A big congrats to students Deb Cotter for winning the First Level Reserve Championship and Liz Trenchard for winning the FEI Championship!
Liz Trenchard, Champion FEI
Deb Cotter, Res Champion First Level
A big thank you to Bates Tack Shop and The Dog and Pony for sponsoring these awards, as well as Dressage B.C. and Noni Hartvikson for putting this all together.