NATIONAL and NS 2008 CPC REGIONAL SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS were held in Nova Scotia on June 30th to July 4th. Riders arrived on the 30th and got settled into residence at the NSAC dorms.
July 1st they all participated in the Canada Day parade in Bible Hill in the morning. In the afternoon the national riders tried out their borrowed horses, loaned by the regional competitors. That evening they were taught how to eat lobster by the Nova Scotians.
July 2nd the competition started. Regional riders rode their own mounts first through the flat ride and then the national competitors had their turn. In the afternoon the gymnastic phase was held . Temperatures reached 30 degrees every day .
The evening of July 2nd national riders went sailing with local sailors at the Shortt's Lake Yacht Club. A short race was held so they could experience the competitive nature of the sport.
July 3rd the competition finished up with the medal rounds in the morning. In the afternoon the top 4 riders switched horses and competed over a shortened course on each of the other mounts. The regional riders also swapped horses for a switch class over the same course.
The evening of July 3rd a closing banquet was held. Both national youth reps, Isabelle Forsstrom and Laura Jaquard, were present and held a meeting with the youth. They asked members their opinions on the show jumping event , stable management streaming, discipline specific testing and communication in Pony Club. The results of the show were announced, see below.
National members had a final night to visit and then left for home on July 4th.
Overall the event was well attended and well received by the members . Goals for 2009 will be having more regions attend the national competition.
CPC NATIONAL SHOW JUMPING RESULTS
GOLD MEDAL: AMANDA BROOK FROM BC LOWER MAINLAND|
SLIVER MEDAL: TARA LANDSBERGEN FROM CENTRAL ALBERTA
BRONZE MEDAL: KYLEE MITCHELL FROM ALBERTA NORTH
FOURTH: KARLY WOODS FROM MANITOBA
FIFTH: CONNIE MCLELLAN FROM NOVA SCOTIA
SIXTH: KRISTA BROUWER FROM NOVA SCOTIA
SEVENTH: REBECCA ADRIAN FROM CENTRAL ONTARIO
EIGTH: TRACY BROUWER FROM NOVA SCOTIA
NINTH: EMMA EISSES FROM NOVA SCOTIA