Equine Canada and Horse Sport magazine are pleased to announce the 2008 Horse Sport Young Riders Scholarship winners—Jaclyn Duff, Jaimie Holland and Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch.

For over 10 years, the Horse Sport Young Riders Scholarships have been generously awarded to the top placed Canadian rider in each discipline at the North American Junior and Young Riders Championships (NAJYRC) in the Young Riders division. The 2008 NAJYRC was held July 29 – August 3 in Parker, Colorado.

The scholarships are to aid Canada’s top young riders in their endeavours in the Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and show jumping.

The Horse Sport Scholarships were awarded to the following riders.

Show Jumping

Jaclyn Duff, of Edmonton, AB, was the top-placed Canadian Young Rider for the second year in row aboard Pan Tau. This year the pair improved their results, placing fifth overall.


Jaimie Holland, of Caledon, ON, finished 10th place overall aboard Fleurina.


Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch, of Summerland, B.C., was the sole Canadian representative, taking the individual bronze medal with Port Authority.

“Horse Sport is pleased to continue the tradition of rewarding future equestrians for their efforts,” noted Horse Sport publisher, Jennifer Anstey. “This year’s funds were as a result of the proceeds of the commemorative Olympic poster included in the December issue of Horse Sport.”

Read Horse Sport and visit www.Horse-Canada.com for details on fundraising events in 2009, which will feature high profile international riders.

The three riders received a scholarship award of $1,000 each to put toward the costs associated with competing and travelling at that level.