Team Canada 2005

Welcome to IPE 2005
Alberta Tour and Nations Cup
Ontario Tour and Maple Leaf Challenge
2005 IPE Team Members
Officials & Organizers

Team Canada wishes to thank all the family, friends and supporters for their big-heartedness, it is greatly appreciated, thank you!

Lafarge North America, Alberta
Dr. Perry Kurz Orthodontist Prof. Corp, Saskatchewan
Dennis & Zenia Gabrush, Saskatchewan
Ravenwood Tack, Saskatchewan
Dale Glover (Glover Equine Products), Manitoba
Earlies Tack Shop, Saskatchewan
David Wallace, Peterborough, Ontario
Reaction Sportswear, Peterborough, Ontario
Barry & Natalie Walsh, Peterborough, Ontario
Kawartha Pony Club
Toronto North York Pony Club





Lisa Birchard lives on a beach near a Provincial Park in British Columbia. She has just completed a year with Canadian National Coach, Peter Gray, as a working student in Ontario and Florida.


Lisa has two horses, one at the CCI* level (raised it herself); and a three year old that she has bought to bring along and event. Besides being busy with her own riding and training of her horses, she also enjoys teaching younger riders.


Lisa also has a few other pets - two birds, fish and a chameleon.




Tatiana Gabrush is in her 10th year in the Willow Ridge Pony Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She attained her HA level last summer before traveling to South Africa in the Invitational Show Jumping Exchange. Tatiana is currently completing her second year in the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, in the pre-vet program, and working towards attaining her BSc in Agriculture. She hopes to apply next year into the WCVM. Future career goals are to specialize in equine surgery and move to either the USA or Europe.
Tatiana has been a member of Saskatchewan's National Quiz Team for the past five years, and was selected as a member of the international quiz team this past fall. Tatiana has been instructing for the past four years. 
Outside of pony club, Tatiana has been successfully competing in the 3'3-3'9 jumpers and had the opportunity to represent the Welsh Cob team last fall at the Battle of the Breeds at Spruce Meadows, Calgary. She recently bought a TB which she working on to hopefully show in the hunter ring this summer. She hopes to attain her "RA" level next summer in completing her "A" level. She also spends the summer galloping TBs at the race track for her coach.
Kendal Lehari lives on a horse farm in Uxbridge, Ontario. She has been in pony club for approximately 7 years. Kendal is a member of the Toronto North York pony club and is currently at the B level.
Kendal has competed at the Preliminary Level and is hoping to qualify for the Canadian Young Riders on her mount, Daily Edition (Ed).
Over the years, Kendal has participated in many disciplines, including zones for dressage, show jumping and ABC rally. She has also competed at national tetrathlon for the past four years. Kendal also traveled to Ireland for foxhunting.
Other horsey experiences include,  helping break horses and leg up race horses. Kendal is a member of her school's track and cross country teams.

Nicole MacHatticomes from a beef farm in Middleton, Nova Scotia. She is currently in her second year at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in the PreVet-Bse (Agr) program. She is hoping to apply and get accepted into veterinary school next year. Nicole is a member of the PreVet/Animal Science Club and also plays rugby.


Nicole is hoping to try her Level A Pony Club test in 2005. She has been riding since she was 6 years old. Nicole has two horses, Laumpee and Chipper (who are half brothers), which she trains and shows. Laumpee is a 12 year old Arab/ Standardbred cross which Nicole shows mostly in eventing and jumper. She is hoping to get into dressage this year. Chipper is a 5 year old Thoroughbred/ Standardbred cross born on the family farm and is currently showing in 4H and open shows.


Catherine Stewart joined pony club at the age of 7. She is currently a B level member with Westbrook Pony Club.  Catherine is an active member teaching stable management and assisting the lower levels in riding instruction.


Catherine trains at Alborak Stable (west of Calgary), with dressage coach Val Helrud, and jumping coach Sandra Donnelly.


For the past several years Catherine has competed at various Alberta Horse Trials at the Training level. In 2004, she also competed at one event in British Columbia.  This year Catherine has taken on a new challenge and is starting her new horse, Malcome – a 5 year old Warmblood. 


Catherine is very active in school sports, including, Senior Soccer Team, Senior Girls Badminton Double, Track Team – 3000 M, Cross Country Senior Team.


John Jamieson was a member of the Kawartha Pony Club for 14 years where he attained his B2 pony club level. During his time with pony club, John participated in pony club disciplines, including many national and international events such as rally, tetrathlon and show jumping, including IPE 2001 as a member of the Canadian Team. John was a member of the 2000 Canadian Young Riders Team CCI*.


John is an accredited farrier and a Level I EC Coach. He is currently the coach of the Trent University Equestrian Team and also coaches at Bethany Hills Private School. John is the co-owner and operator of a 200-acre equestrian and eventing centre, 15 miles northwest of Peterborough, Endless Journey Farm. 



Mary-Debra Pardy and her husband, Dave, and two teenage daughters, live in Peterborough. She has been a pony club parent for approximately 10 years. During this time she has  held various positions within the Central Ontario Region, including District Commissioner for the Kawartha Pony Club, ABC Rally Co-Chair, and currently Regional Show Jumping Chair. She has provided support to many committees including IPE 2001, 2003 and 2005, and Regional and National Tetrathlon.


Mary-Debra's two teenage daughters are involved in many sports including rugby and lacrosse. Her oldest daughter, Lesleanne, was a member of 2004 UK Rugby Tour. Mary-Debra's youngest daughter, Erin, has been riding and involved in pony club for almost 10 years. The family ownes 3 horses, the most recent being little Nellie born on May 7, 2005, two dogs and a cat.