Celebrating Excellence at the 2022 Equestrian Canada Dressage Reception

Sat, 11/19/2022 - 23:10
Wendy Christoff, Ryan Torkkeli, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu at the 2022 Equestrian Canada Dressage Reception

Dressage athletes, horses, owners and volunteers were celebrated at a reception at the Tanbark Club at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON., on 8 November 2022, sponsored in part by the Christoff Family Foundation.

After the cocktail reception was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the global pandemic, EC is honoured to recognize the following individuals for their achievements in and contributions to dressage and para-dressage in Canada for 2020/2021 and 2022.

2020/21 Dressage Youth Athlete of the Year
Camille Carier-Bergeron (right)

Presented by Wendy Christoff, Chair, Dressage Committee

2021 Dressage Athlete of the Year
Brittany Fraser Beaulieu (right)

2022 Dressage Athlete of the Year
Ryan Torkkeli (centre)

Presented by Wendy Christoff, Chair of the Dressage Committee

2020/2021 Dressage Special Recognition
CHristilot Boylen 

2022 Dressage Special Recognition
Christine Hickman 

Dressage 2022 Youth Athlete of the Year

NAYC Junior Team Silver Medalists
Alison Campbell-Wright, Kiara Williams-Brown, Anna Swackhammer (also individual NAYC JR silver medalist and accepting on behalf of Olivia Tomljenovic

Dressage 2020/ 2021 Horse of the Year and Owner of the Year
All In
Craig Fraser  

Dressage 2022 Horse of the Year and Owners
Accepting on behalf of owners Ingetraud Bolz and Dieter Laugks, Ryan Torkkeli 

Dressage 2021 Volunteer of the Year
Sheila Skene (award accepted by Joan Macartney) 

Dressage 2022 Volunteer of the Year
Denielle Gallagher-Legriffon