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Central Ontario Pony Club Members Shine at National Dressage Championships

The Central Ontario Region's six young riders all did well at the national dressage championships held August 13-15 in Kelowna, British Columbia. They are:

* Meg Scott of the Victoria Pony Club, at the Starter level - first in Test 1, third in Test 2, first at the written test, third overall

* Jenna Crone of the Rising Star Pony Club, at the Pre-Training level - third in Test 1, fourth in Test 2, sixth overall

* Ali Sprague of the Kawartha Pony Club, at the Training level - third in Test 4, fourth in the written test, fourth overall

* Meaghan Lloyd of the Durham Pony Club, at First Level - tied for fourth in Test 3, fourth in the mystery test, ninth overall

* Johanna McKeen, at the Second Level in the Affiliate Members group (Affiliate Members are 21-25 years old as of January 1, and compete only against each other, not against the younger riders) - first in Test 3, second in Test 4, third in the mystery test, second in the written test, third overall

* Carolyn Russell-Poliquin, at the Third Level - first in the FEI Individual test, second in the Preliminary test, second in the mystery test, second in the written test, second overall.

The event comprised two technical tests, a mystery test, a written test and a turnout score. The competitors rode two different horses for each of the technical tests and used one of them for their mystery test. As shipping horses around the country is impractical at this level of competition, all entries rode borrowed horses, supplied by the host British Columbia Interior/Northern Region.

The competitors who qualify for this competition are determined individually by each region but typically are champion at a regional dressage competition or related competitions with a minimum percentage of 58% in their technical tests.

For more details e-mail Bob Inglis, Central Ontario Regional Communications Chair, or call him at 416-493-1223 (office) or 416-491-4230 (home).