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Central Ontario Regional Dressage Finals

Here are the results from the 2000 Central Ontario Dressage Finals, held September 24 at the Saddlewood Equestrian Centre.

The Beginner 1-2 Division Champion was Lauren Pinder of the Victoria Pony Club, riding Mr. Tuff Stuff. There was no Reserve.

In the Beginner 2-3 Division, Jordan Thompson of the Durham Pony Club was Champion aboard Braveheart, with the Reserve going to Tiffany Kift of the Oshawa Pony Club riding Otto.

Julie Pett of the Victoria Pony Club was the Champion of the Beginner 3-Basic 1 Division riding Blizzard, with Casey Barton, also of Victoria, in Reserve on Jim Dandy.

In the Basic 1-2 Division, Christine Culbert of the Toronto & North York Pony Club took the Championship aboard Mr. T.D.T., with Aimee Heroux of the Temiskaming Pony Club in Reserve riding Tro Dial.

The Basic 2-3 Division Champion was Sarah Rae, of the Victoria Pony Club, on Gentle Ben (no Reserve).

Jenny Rae, Sarah's sister, was the Basic 3-4 Champion riding Avalon. Again there was no reserve.

In Team competition, first place went to a team from the Victoria Pony Club comprising Jenny Rae, Julie Pett, and Kylie Pinder who rode Let's Rhumba. A mixed Victoria-Oshawa team finished second, with Sarah Rae, Casey Barton and Tiffany Kift the members. In third place there was another mixed team, with Aimee Heroux, Christine Culbert and Jessica McVittie of the Temiskaming Pony Club the members. Jessica McVittie rode Merry Legs. Fourth place went to a team from the Durham Pony Club, made up of Jordan Thompson, Julia McGill riding Dune, and Katie Murray riding Honey Bee Sweet.

The individual high score of the day was turned in by Sarah Rae.

Pony Club is an international organization to promote riding and horsemanship skills among young people (up to 21 years old). Dressage is an Olympic sport, in which Canada's best showing was a Team bronze medal in 1988. Three of the four members of that team were Pony Club graduates, and this show may very well have featured members of some future Canadian Equestrian Team.

For details contact Nancy Codlin, Central Ontario Dressage Chair, at 905-655-8873 (home).