Ottawa, Ontario—Equine Canada and Horse Sport magazine are pleased to announce the 2007 Horse Sport Young Riders Scholarship winners—Alexandra Duncan, Jessica Di Genova and Jaclyn Duff.

For the past ten 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 2007 NAJYRC was held July 31 to August 5 in Lexington, VA.

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


Alexandra Duncan of West Vancouver, BC for her achievements on Electra, a 13-year-old Holsteiner mare.


Jessica Di Genova of Norval, ON, for her achievements on Upolu, a 17-year-old Canadian bred Dutch Warmblood Thoroughbred cross.

Show Jumping

Jaclyn Duff of Edmonton, AB, for her achievements on Pan Tau 55, a 14-year-old Westphalian gelding.

“Horse Sport is proud to be able to support Canada’s up and coming talent,” remarked the publisher of Horse Sport magazine, Jennifer Anstey. “I’m particularly grateful to our readers and advertisers who continue to help us with this financial contribution every year.”

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