Canadian Riders Named for 2021 CDIO Aachen

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 21:02
Chris von Martels and Eclips at the 2021 Olympic Games :: Photo © Astrid Appels

Equestrian Canada (EC) announced the four athletes who will represent the maple leaf at the prestigious 2021 World Equestrian Festival at CHIO Aachen, GER, from Sept. 17-19, 2021.

Fresh from travelling to Japan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Canadian Dressage Team will reunite to compete once again against world-renowned dressage competitors in a unique, team-based setting.

The athletes for the CDIO 5* Nations Cup will be:

  • Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu Saint-Bruno, QC All In Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, Craig Fraser & Marc-Andre Beaulieu
  • Lindsay Kellock Wellington, FL Sebastien Lindsay Kellock & Enterprise Farm, Equestrian, LLC
  • Naima Moreira Laliberté Outremont, QC Statesman KML Inc.
  • Chris von Martels Wellington, FL Eclips Chris von Martels & Barbara Soederhuizen The Canadian Dressage Team will be supported by veterinarian Usha Knabe and Chef d’ Équipe Ashley Holzer.

The red and white will also be represented by individual CDI 4* athlete Ryan Torkkeli, who resides in Königsdorf, GER, and mount Sternenwanderer (Lord Loxley I x Ragazzo). The 15-year-old bay Rhenish Warmblood gelding, owned by Dieter Laugks, recently finished first at the 2021 Grand Prix de Deauville CDI 3*.

Sound of Silence 4 (San Amour I x Limes), who is owned by Gilles Bergeron and FEI Dressage World Youth Ranking - Young Riders eighth-ranked Camille Carier Bergeron will also compete in the CDI-Y event, which gives youth athletes invaluable international experience. Carier Bergeron, who resides in Mascouche, QC, is one of only 12 youth athletes worldwide invited to the World Equestrian Festival after a successful 2021 winter circuit. The bay Westphalian gelding and Carier Bergeron captured six blue ribbons together at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL.

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