Canadian Teams Announced for 2023 North American Youth Championships

Sat, 07/08/2023 - 20:20
Claire Robinson on Glamour Boy at the 2022 CDI Wellington :: Photo © Astrid Appels

Equestrian Canada (EC) announced the young athletes that will represent Canada at the 2023 FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) in Traverse City, MI from Aug. 8-13, 2023.

NAYC Now with Under 25 Classes

NAYC brings together top dressage and jumping athletes aged 12 to 25 years from Canada, the United States and Mexico for the chance to compete for team and individual medals. For the third consecutive year, the Championships will be held at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival at Flintfields Horse Park. 

The Championship allows youth to compete against their peers in a format similar to that of the Olympic games and other international senior championships. Competition will include childrens (12-14), pre-juniors (14-16), juniors (14-18), young riders (16-21) divisions. New this year is the U25 (16-25) division.

Chance to Be Recognized

The Canadian Dressage team will be supported by travelling Chef d'Equipe - Denielle Gallagher-Legriffon and non-travelling Chef d'Equipe - Courtenay Fraser

“We have some seasoned team members as well as new ones, I’m very happy to include a U25 team this year” said Gallagher-Legriffon. She added, “NAYC is an amazing opportunity for our youth to gain experience on an international level and Canada has incredible talented, humble and hard-working youth – this is their chance to be recognized with a well-deserved opportunity to represent their country, I can’t wait to get started!”

Junior Riders

  • Ontario
    • Kara Adams - Visual Addiction
    • Sophia Trites - Latika
    • Eliza Marshall - Garfunkel
    • Marlies King - Hollywood
  • Team British Columbia / Quebec
    • Alison Campbell Wright - Slapstick
    • Amelia Mosumgaard - Sergei
    • Hanae Thivierge - Fiorettino
    • Lea Landreville Cloutier - Le Ferro MTA
  • Manitoba
    • Annika Kriening - Francis XI

Young Riders

  • Team Ontario/Quebec
    • Kiara Williams-Brown - Fortissimo
    • Anna Swackhammer - Fabienna GV
    • Zachary Marshall - Gatsby
    • Camiille Duhaime - Romero
  • Alberta
    • Kathryn Robinson - Forget-Me-Not

Under 25

  • Claire Robinson - Glamour Boy
  • Brooke Mancusi - Arthur

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