Highlights of competitions in Europe and North America where Canadian horse-and-rider combinations are rocking the maple leaf.
The World Champions reached a new pinnacle with a best-ever score of 90.995; Canada's Naima Moreira Laliberte and Statesman place 14th.
The Canadian Olympic hopeful and Pan Am gold medalist was competing at the FEI Dressage World Cup Western European League in Madrid.
Two Canadian dressage athletes – Naima Moreira Laliberté and Ryan Torkkeli – have been named for the FEI World Championships.
The German rode a new partner, Dünensee to the win; top Canadian was Naïma Moreira Laliberté on Statesman in third spot.
Week 8 of the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington saw a number of outstanding performances from Canadian riders in several divisions.
Alice Tarjan and Serenade MF led the way in Saturday's class; Canada's Naima Moreira Laliberté and Statesman finished in third place.
Holzer scored 76.480% at the World Equestrian Center Dressage IV show; Naima Moreira Laliberte (CAN) and Statesman placed 4th with 73.300%.
The Canadians who made up the Tokyo squad will reunite to compete against world-renowned dressage teams at this prestigious event.
The influential stallion's genetics appear in many past and present top dressage horses, including Canada's Sebastien and Statesman.
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