Ottawa, Ontario  —  Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the teams that will represent Canada at the 2007 CN North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championships (NAJYRC), to be held July 31 – August 5 in Lexington, USA.

The Young Riders’ teams are as follows:

Team Canada Coast to Coast

Rider                      Hometown              Horse   Owner

Alexandra Duncan  West Vancouver, BC  Elektra   Alexandra Duncan

Brittany Fraser  New Glasgow, NS           Furio   Brittany Fraser

Danielle McKinnon  Aurora, ON             Noma Tender  Danielle McKinnon

Julie Watchorn  Schomberg, ON              Quintesse  Julie Watchorn

Team Ontario

Rider            Hometown   Horse   Owner

Amy Jager   Breslau, ON   Jive   Amy Jager

Cecile Von Martels  Ridgetown, ON  Downtown  Cecile Von Martels

Andrea Wetzel  Sharon, ON   Widu Witulo  Barbara Holden-Sinclair

Leah Wilson   Orangeville, ON  Westside Lady  Susan Platz

The Junior Riders’ team is as follows:

Team Canada

Rider             Hometown       Horse         Owner

Jade Deter   Kemptville, ON  Mastermind  Jade Deter

Jaimie Holland  Caledon, ON   Fleurina  Jaimie Holland

Sara Regehr   Vernon, BC   Danika   Beth Regehr

Lindsay Seidel-Wassenaar Bluffton, AB   Oslo   Lindsay Seidel-Wassenaar

This will mark the second time that a Junior Championship is being held in conjunction with a Young Rider Championship and has proven to make for an exciting competition.

“We have a great group of girls on the teams, and they have lots of team spirit” said Chef d’Equipe Tina Busse-Irwin. “We’re going to have a lot of fun and success, and everyone is looking forward to it.”

Canada Dressage riders enjoyed immense success at the 2006 NAJYRC’s, also held in Lexington, VA, with the Canada West Young Riders’ Dressage Team claiming the Team Gold and team member Pia Fortmuller winning Individual Gold. The Junior Riders’ Dressage Team won the Team Silver Medal.

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