Equestrian

Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove and Sandrino rode to a sixth-place finish in the Individual Freestyle on Monday, Aug. 30, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove and Sandrino rode to a sixth-place finish in the Individual Freestyle on Monday, Aug. 30, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Robert Blanchette and Chardonnay won the $100,000 Volvo Canada Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday, Aug 28. (Quinn Saunders/tbird/special to Langley Advance Times)
Robert Blanchette and Chardonnay won the $100,000 Volvo Canada Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday, Aug 28. (Quinn Saunders/tbird/special to Langley Advance Times)
Noni Hartvikson training her farm in South Langley. Riding for Canada, Hartvikson helped boost the team into the top-10 at the Paralympics in Tokyo. (Courtney Palleson/special to Langley Advance Times)
Noni Hartvikson training her farm in South Langley. Riding for Canada, Hartvikson helped boost the team into the top-10 at the Paralympics in Tokyo. (Courtney Palleson/special to Langley Advance Times)
South Langley rider Nonie Hartvikson and Onyx set the pace for Canada in day one of the Team Test on Aug. 28, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
South Langley rider Nonie Hartvikson and Onyx set the pace for Canada in day one of the Team Test on Aug. 28, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vanessa Mannix and Catinka 25 won the $100,000 ATCO Cup 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Summer Fort Classic on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Vanessa Mannix and Catinka 25 won the $100,000 ATCO Cup 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Summer Fort Classic on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Brian Morton (CAN) and Chili Pepper SM won the $15,000 Kubota Canada Winning Round. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

Brian Morton and Chili Pepper, Kassidy Keith and Havana win events at tbird

Morton celebrates win on ‘home turf,’ Keith calls Havana ‘sweetest horse in the barn’

Brian Morton (CAN) and Chili Pepper SM won the $15,000 Kubota Canada Winning Round. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 win again in the $37,000 CSI3* Steel-Craft Doors Cup 1.50m at the Summer Fort Classic. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)

Second win for Swail at tbird

Placed first in $37,000 Steel-Craft Doors Cup

Conor Swail and Theo 160 win again in the $37,000 CSI3* Steel-Craft Doors Cup 1.50m at the Summer Fort Classic. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 won the $37,000 George & Dianne Tidball Legacy at the tbird Summer Fort Classic in Langley. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 won the $37,000 George & Dianne Tidball Legacy at the tbird Summer Fort Classic in Langley. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
For the first time in 10 months, international competition will return to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, and with it, fans in the stands. (Langley Advance Tines fie)

Fans return to stands as Langley’s tbird welcomes first international competition in 10 months

Chris Pack ‘excited to welcome our guests back’ to Fort Classic at Thunderbird starting Wednesday

For the first time in 10 months, international competition will return to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, and with it, fans in the stands. (Langley Advance Tines fie)
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley gives the non-profit’s horses a treat. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Helping and healing at Aldergrove’s Valley Therapeutic

Equestrian association is keeping busy with visits and appointments throughout summer

Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley gives the non-profit’s horses a treat. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Lauren Barwick with Sandrino, Noni Hartvikson and Onyx, Roberta Sheffield & Fairuza, and Jody Schloss and her mount Lieutenant Lobin will be competing for Canada in Para equestrian at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (CNW Group/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Aldergrove, Langley riders named to Olympic para-dressage team

Lauren Barwick and Winona Hartvikson set to participate in individual and team events in Tokyo

Lauren Barwick with Sandrino, Noni Hartvikson and Onyx, Roberta Sheffield & Fairuza, and Jody Schloss and her mount Lieutenant Lobin will be competing for Canada in Para equestrian at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (CNW Group/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Tamie Phillips (CAN) and Ecatino won the $20,000 Odlum Brown Grand Prix at Thunderbird Show Park’s Western Family on Sunday, July 11. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)

Phillips wins $20,000 Odlum Brown Grand Prix in Langley

Second straight grand prix victory at tbird for rider

Tamie Phillips (CAN) and Ecatino won the $20,000 Odlum Brown Grand Prix at Thunderbird Show Park’s Western Family on Sunday, July 11. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Tamie Phillips and “Ecatino” take a bow after winning top honours on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Thunderbird Show Park with the Maui Jim $20,000 Grand Prix. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia Photography)

Canadian riders take top prizes at Langley Thunderbird Show Park competition

West Coast Classic the first event to be held at facility since October 2020

  • Jul 6, 2021
Tamie Phillips and “Ecatino” take a bow after winning top honours on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Thunderbird Show Park with the Maui Jim $20,000 Grand Prix. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia Photography)
Alberta rider, Molly Compton, took a fall during competition at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Park officials confirmed she is expected to make a full recovery. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia Photography)

Rider takes unexpected fall at West Coast Classic equestrian competition in Langley

Alberta athlete is expected to make a full recovery, Thunderbird Show Park officials said

  • Jul 4, 2021
Alberta rider, Molly Compton, took a fall during competition at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Park officials confirmed she is expected to make a full recovery. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia Photography)
Langley still deserves the title of Horse Capital of B.C. according to Joy Ruffeski. A myriad of shared trails in the regional and Township parks afford riders many opportunities for a pleasant trot in the forest or meadow. The Shaggy Mane Trail in Campbell Valley Regional Park is just such a shared trail and “it is always a delight for walkers to see an individual enjoying a horse ride,” she said. Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, email to: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Langley deserves horse capital title

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  • Jun 28, 2021
Langley still deserves the title of Horse Capital of B.C. according to Joy Ruffeski. A myriad of shared trails in the regional and Township parks afford riders many opportunities for a pleasant trot in the forest or meadow. The Shaggy Mane Trail in Campbell Valley Regional Park is just such a shared trail and “it is always a delight for walkers to see an individual enjoying a horse ride,” she said. Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, email to: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tiffany Foster (L) and Hawley Bennett-Awad have been named as reserves to the Canadian equestrian team at the Tokyo Olympics. (Langley Advance Times files)

VIDEO: Langley’s Foster and Bennett-Awad nominated to Olympic equestrian team

Both qualified as reserves in jumping and eventing competitions

Langley’s Tiffany Foster (L) and Hawley Bennett-Awad have been named as reserves to the Canadian equestrian team at the Tokyo Olympics. (Langley Advance Times files)
Jenna Lee Gottschlich (CAN) and Evita P won the $5,000 Trademark Stables and Friends U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park’s 2020 Harvest Welcome on Friday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Totem Photographics/tbird)

VIDEO: A win for Gottschlich at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park Harvest Welcome

FEI competition resumes for first time since COVID-19 pandemic brought competition to temporary halt

Jenna Lee Gottschlich (CAN) and Evita P won the $5,000 Trademark Stables and Friends U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park’s 2020 Harvest Welcome on Friday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Totem Photographics/tbird)