Samantha Buirs

Samantha Buirs

Champion equestrians

The B.C. Equestrian Team will travel to the Canadian Equestrian Championships in Bromont, Quebec this week for a whirlwind week of getting to know their mounts, riding, and competitions.

The B.C. Equestrian Team will travel to the Canadian Equestrian Championships in Bromont, Quebec this week for a whirlwind week of getting to know their mounts, riding, and competitions.

Horse Council B.C. are sending the team, based on the results of the annual Selection Trial at the B.C. Heritage Circuit Finals for the disciplines of dressage, show jumping, and reining. The highest ranked junior and senior riders were selected.

The B.C. Equestrian Team; Reining – Senior – Darcey Woods, Barriere; Junior – Veronica Blattler, Lone Butte, (2010 BC Summer Games Individual Gold Medalist); Dressage – Senior – Rachel Blackmon, Langley; Junior – Alex Fishman, Langley;  Jumping – Junior – Kasi DeJong, Abbotsford (2010 BC Summer Games Team Gold Medalist); Team Coach – Monique Fraser, Aldergrove, (EC Level 2 Coach); Chef D’Equipe – Ali Buchanan, Fort Langley (Beijing Olympics 2008 – CET Chef D’equipe Dressage).