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2013 Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships
2013 Manitoba Equestrian Championships
2013 Board Meeting Highlights
New DW Scholarships 2013 - For Junior and AA Riders
by Merelyn Hunkin
After lengthy deliberation, a committee composed of Merelyn Hunkin, Ashley Fudge and Christine Stevens have revamped the scholarship programs offered by DW. We would encourage all eligible riders to enter this scholarship program. The format for participating in the scholarship program is not difficult!
Scholarships will be offered for the following categories:
(A) de Kenyeres Junior Rider Development Scholarships
- Two scholarships worth $250.00 each for the age group 11-15 years
- Two scholarships worth $300.00 each for the age group 16-21 years
(B) AA Riders Scholarships
- Two scholarships worth $300.00 each for riders aged 22 years or older, who are AA riders competing no higher than First Level currently.
The riders would have to pay for and send in their entry of $10.00 for the scholarship program by July 16 , 2013. The riders would have to complete the requisite quiz and return it to Merelyn Hunkin by August 16, 2013. The riders would have to enter an equitation class, either at a bronze or gold dressage show run by DW or Westman Dressage prior to the final DW show in September, 2013. Entrants at each level would have to be members of Dressage Winnipeg who have not won a scholarship at this level before.
All entrants who compete for the scholarships would have to enter the final de Kenyeres equitation class at the September, 2013 DW show, but would not be required to enter any other classes at the show. If they did not enter any other classes , they would still be required to pay any office fees required by the show. Entrants would only be able to win a scholarship once in each category.
The winners of the scholarships would be determined by the following criteria:
- 30% of the total marks would come from the results of the quiz.
- 30% of the total marks would come from the results of the highest equitation score, which must be 65% or more, from the rider's bronze or gold dressage DW or Westman competitions.
- 40% of the total marks would come from the rider's DK equitation score at the final DW show in September.
- Entrants to the program would have to achieve an overall total score of 65% to be eligible for a scholarship.
There is a possibility that members of Westman Dressage will also be participating in our scholarship programs this year.
Registration forms for the scholarship programs will soon be available from our website or from Merelyn Hunkin ( Phone # 204-267-2889). The quizzes will be sent to the entrants immediately upon entering the scholarship programs.
2012 Board Meeting Highlights
2011 Board Meeting Highlights
2011 Annual Award Winners:
Jr Training Level: Virginia Canal & Sonic
AA Training Level: Lindsay Feller & Unbelievable
Open Training Level: Gaetane Manaigre & Riana
Jr. First Level: Hannah Goddard & Aces High
AA First Level: Kali Parry & Dom Ferro
Open First Level: Gaetane Manaigre & Apollo S.N.
Jr. Second Level: Alicia Enns & Liebe
Open Second Level: Gaetane Manaigre & Aces High
Open Third Level: Gaetane Manaigre & Caylixx
AA Fourth Level: Liane Parker & Light Lime
First Level freestyle: Kali Parry & Dom Ferro
Second Level freestyle: Brandy Catton & Welwyn
Third Level freestyle: Ariana Chia & Lutecia
Child Dressage Seat Equitation: Kaitie Mann & Mr Big
Jr. Dressage Seat Equitation: Stephanie Brick & Weatherman
Adult Dressage Seat Equitation: Lindsay Feller & Unbelievable
Rising Star Award: Kali Parry & Dom Ferro
Bronze Dressage Seat Equitation: Alexa Clayton & Justus
Gold Dressage Seat Equitation: Lindsay Feller & Unbelievable
Gillian Sevier High Point Award: Gaetane Manaigre & Riana
Captain John de Kenyeres Junior High Point Award: Alicia Enns & Liebe
Captain John de Kenyeres Scholarship Winners: Kaitie Mann, Stephanie Brick and Shannon Maclean
DW High Point Award Winners:
Walk/Trot: Nachelle Forde & Taurus Moon
Training Level: Lindsay Feller & Unbelievable
First Level: Gaetane Manaigre & Apollo S.N.
Second Level: Alicia Enns & Liebe
Third Level: Gaetane Manaigre & Caylixx
Fourth Level: Liane Parker & Light Lime
DW Awards of Excellence Winners:
Training Level: Sandra Harder & Le Fantzie Pantz
First Level: Merelyn Hunkin & Costa Rica; Shannon Maclean & Spoiled to Perfection
Second Level: Brandy Catton & Welwyn; Ashley Fudge & Riviera JRF
Training Level: Kali Parry & Dom Ferro; Alexa Clayton & Justus; Karen Root & Solo Command; Gaetane Manaigre & Riana
First Level: Kali Parry & Dom Ferro; Amber Lynes & General; Hannah Goddard & Aces High
Fourth Level: Liane Parker & Light Lime
Training Level: Lindsay Feller & Unbelievable; Nachelle Forde & Tiana; Amber Lynes & General
4 yr old Materiale: Gaetane Manaigre & Riana
First Level: Gaetane Manaigre & Apollo S.N.
Third Level: Gaetane Manaigre & Caylixx
Spirit of Dressage 2012
DW announces Ribbon Recycling!
Got too many ribbons taking up space on your wall?
DW will have a bin in the show office this year to accept very good condition class ribbons for reuse. Just bring them to the next show and drop off at show office.
Dressage Winnipeg Hats & Shirts Available
We have embroidered Dressage Winnipeg shirts and hats available! Get yours now while stock available!
Shirts: Available in Black or White $35.00
Hats: Available in Pink or Black $15.00
Pick yours up from the office at DW Shows - while stock lasts.
Equine Canada has named Jan Stephens as the 2010 Volunteer of the Year
February 2, 2011 - Equine Canada has named Jan Stephens as the 2010 Volunteer of the Year. Stephens, a native of Oakbank, MB has been a member of Equine Canada since 1974. She has been a volunteer, an owner and an official, and in every role, she has demonstrated her love of the sport, her passion for the welfare of the horse and her commitment to excellence.
In Memoriam: Jacqui Oldham
December 21, 2010 - It is with deep regret that Equine Canada (EC) acknowledges the passing of long-time member, coach, official, clinician and mentor, Jacqueline (Jacqui) Oldham, 72, of Langley, BC, after a courageous battle with cancer.
In Memoriam: Bunty Forsythe
Bunty Forsythe passed away on December 12th 2010, surounded by her family in Langley, BC. Born in Argentina, Bunty moved to England as a six year old; during the Second World War she met and married Canadian RAF pilot Ken Forsythe, a native Winnipegger. They lived on Christie Road on Willow Grange Farm which was set up like an English Estate. The house and 6 stall barnhad a gorgeous view of the river.
Bunty developed an interest in riding in Argentina and maintained that passion throughout her life. While in Manitoba, she was involved with the Springfield Hunt, the Winnipeg Horseman's Club and the breeding and racing of Thoroughbreds. She was also adear friend to Captain De Keneyeres. Along with Peggie Sellers, Bunty was one of the first people to ride Dressage in Winnipeg.She could be seen at all manner of equestrian competition on her aptly named Black Nitro. Other interests included bridge (co-founder of the Fort Garry Bridge Club, badminton and animal welfare activities. She herself always had a number of labrador dogs and numerous cats.
When she and Ken retired to BC in 1986, Bunty - a life long rider with a passion for all animals - became a familiar face and much loved member of the riding community in Langley. She enjoyed Hunting, Hacking and Jumping, but it was her love of Dressage that kept her in the saddle. Even in the summer of 2010 - at the age of 90 - Bunty was enjoying her life long sport of riding - on her home bred thoroughbred Chester, the last colt which was out of her champion race horse Golden Willow. She was a well-known and respected figure in the Winnipeg and Langley horse communities.
Westman Cadora has decided to change their name to "Westman Dressage" since Nov 2010. The club is moving forward and organizing the 2011 shows. Please visit their new website!
DW Board 2011
A new DW board was brought in on November 19 at the Greenwood Inn and included:
Heather Thomas, Alexa Clayton, Megan Nunn, Myriam Dyck, Sandra Hobday, Susan Canal, Jane Fudge, Sheryl Feller, Lindsay Feller and EileenBosma, with election results of Sue Matthews as Treasurer, Liane Parker as Secretary and Cheryl Heming, Chair.
The new board is meeting in early December to finalize positions and responsibilities.
A special thank goes out to our past board for all their hard work in the past year.
The new chair can be contacted at email@example.com
Alison Elliott, DW past chair elected to Board of Dressage Canada
Congratulations to Alison on her recent election success. It will be great to have representation from Manitoba on our national body.
Equine Canada announces new tests for 2011 show season
The 2011 Equine Canada Dressage tests are now available for download. These new editions become effective on December 1, 2010 and will remain in effect until further notice.
The changes apply to Training level through Fourth level tests only.
The Freestyle, Materiale, Equitation and Walk-Trot tests remain the same and all tests are available for download via http://www.equinecanada.ca/dressage/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=49&Itemid=469
2010 Dressage Winnipeg Awards
Jr. Training Level Champion Hannah Goddard and Aces High
AA Training Level Champion Merelyn Hunkin & Costa Rica
Open Training Level Champion Gaetane Manaigre & Apollo S.N
Jr. First Level Champion Alicia Enns & Liebe
AA First Level Champion Cheryl Heming & Matryx
Open First Level Freestyle Champion Alicia Enns & Liebe
Open Second Level Champion Stephanie Ruud & Jerrycho
Open Third Level Champion Melissa Bosma & Simba
Open FEI Advanced Champion Melissa Bosma & Seigneur
Child Dressage Seat Equitation Kaitie Mann & Mr. Big
Junior Dressage Seat Equitation Alicia Enns & Liebe
AA Dressage Seat Equitation Kayla Kuebler & Mary Poppins
THE GILLIAN SEVIER HIGH POINT AWARD:
Gaetane Manaigre & Apollo S.N
THE CAPT. JOHN de KENYERES JUNIOR HIGH POINT AWARD:
Hannah Goddard and Aces High
RISING STAR AWARD (donated by the Adey Family)
Lindsay Feller & Unbelievable
GOLD DRESSAGE SEAT EQUITATION AWARD:
Emma Tarvis & Lexus
BRONZE DRESSAGE SEAT EQUITATION AWARD:
Kyra Schamber & Theo- God's Gift
DW High Point Awards:
Walk-trot: Alexa Clayton & Justus
Training Level: Gaetane Manaigre & Apollo S.N.
First Level: Cheryl Heming & Matryx
Second Level: Stephanie Ruud & Jerrycho
Third Level: Gaetane Manaigre & Caylixx
FEI Advanced: Melissa Bosma & Seigneur
Awards of Excellence:
Training Level Bronze Medal recipients:
Jeneen Deschamps and Stanley
Mackenzie Ryall and Chase
Katie Mann and Mr. Big
Hannah Goddard and Aces High
Tiffaney Pass and General
Lindsay Fellar and Unbelievable
Christine Stevens and Braveheart
Training Level Silver Medal recipients:
Jade Warkentin and Genesis
Training Level Gold Medal recipients:
Merelyn Hunkin and Costa Rica
Gaetane Manaigre and Apollo SN
Karen Root and Solo Command
First Level Silver Medal recipients:
Cheryl Heming and Matryx
First Level Bronze Medal recipients:
Ashley Fudge and Riviera
Kayla Kuebler and Mary Poppins
Third Level Gold Medal recipients:
Gaetane Manaigre and Caylixx
Spirit of Dressage Award: Sandra Warawa
Capt De Kenyeres scholarship winners were:
Kyra Schamber and Alicia Enns (250.00 each) and
Emma Tarvis and Alexa Clayton (500.00 each)
Heart & Hope
The first Kendra McBain Memorial Show weekendwas a spectacular showing of community
By Dayna Oulion, and on behalf of Christy Lee, Coordinators of the Kendra McBain Memorial Events
The Kendra McBain Memorial Show weekend was a huge success, raising a total of $8598.46 for CancerCare Manitoba in memory of Kendra McBain. A used tack sale and silent auction were among some of the fundraising events that saw a steady flow of people interested in buying tack and purchasing tickets, all with the glimmer of pride knowing that their money was going to a worthy cause and keeping Kendra's dream alive. You could feel the pride in the air the whole weekend, as everyone came together to support Kendra's vision - a vision of providing a furnished room and program dedicated to teens living with cancer in Manitoba.
Every business that Christy and I approached and told of her story was touched and before we could even finish oursentences, they were asking what they could do and how they could help. Boston Pizza, C2 Massage and Dan Murray's Chevrolet were just some of those companies. Boston Pizza came out on Saturday and Sunday and gave out pizza lunches, while C2 Massage gave excellent, relaxing massages - all in place to help raise money for CancerCare Manitoba.
On Saturday evening, a steak dinner and equine art auction at the Bird's Hill Park Ranch took place. To capture the emotions in that room, in one word that night, I would have to pick - electrifying! Everyone proudly sporting their purple ribbons on their shirts, while running to their art piece they so badly wanted to win; to see if they had been out-bid. It was thrilling to watch and thrilling to be a part of. The art auction featured nine pieces: pencil, oil, photography of Western and English disciplines; no matter which one you looked at, you were standing in front of pure, raw talent! All the artists, both local and national, embraced our event and went hard to work, some painting original pieces just for us.
A round of applause to these local and national artists that put so many hours into their pieces, all not wanting anything in return, but rather a donation of their time and skill to help aid in Kendra's dream. The artists that we stand to applause are: Candace Reid, Ann Marie Milner, Prarieview School of Photography, Krista Thiessen, Barb Wansbutter, Rhonda Klassen, Heather Anderson and Margaret Dent.
We have had great support from the equestrian community in supporting Kendra's vision of raising money for CancerCareManitoba - from the Manitoba Driving Society for the tent forthe used tack sale to Patrick Clever, who had to come out to shoe Alison Elliot's horse during the show. When she went to pay him, Patrick quickly gave it back and told her to donate it to CancerCare. Those were the little things that we saw all weekend.
Other memories include, the person (who would like to remain anonymous), who came up to me and handed me three, 100 dollar bills. Or the story of the "purple ponies" - During the lead up to the show, Greenhawk Harness and Tack and their customers graciously came on board as the store was decorated with $1 donations of purple ponies. "The walls looked beautiful" said Christy "People had individually decorated their ponies and signed them with their horse's name and well wishes to Kendra.
Kendra's story is one of inspiration and the story of that weekend is one of generosity and admiration of our equine community.
Christy captured it perfectly, as she stated in her thank-you speech, "We were inspired by (Kendra's) courage and determination and as we began planning the 2010 show year. It seemed natural to honor this courageous and inspiring young lady who shared the same passion as all of us do for our sport. Initially, we weren't sure how well the idea of combining a fundraising event with the show would be received, however our concerns were quickly set aside as we ran across so many people that were touched by Kendra; who remembered her from pony club or simply were inspired by her and wanted to contribute in some way, whether it be used tack, sponsorship, auction donations or simply to just come out and attend the show."
So to all of you that came out or donated in some way, my hat goes off to you, as you made a difference - not only in Christy's and my life, or in the McBain families lives but a greater difference- a difference for all Manitobans and their families living with cancer.
"Thank you to the equestrian community for supporting Kendra through her illness and for continuing to do so. The Kendra McBain Memorial Competition was a wonderful tribute to her, and also supported CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, a very worthwhile organization near and dear to us. Kendra would be so proud of you all.
"Your generous donation is helping to carry on her legacy of providing funds for teens living with cancer.
We were deeply touched by the bench that was purchased and dedicated to Kendra on the show grounds. Words cannot adequately express our gratitude and appreciation.
"Sincerely, The McBain Family"
The Manitoba Horse Council East West Challenge Championships held the last weekend in September went well, although not enough horses were available to have a second level class.
Team Eastman was successful overall and in the Dressage competition.
All are DW members: Dressage First Level
- Gold: Cheryl Heming (Winnipeg, MB) and Matryx - Team Eastman
- Silver: Ashley Fudge (Dugald, MB) and Riviera JRF - Team Eastman
- Bronze: Kayla Kuebler (Starbuck, MB) and Mary Poppins - Team Eastman
Sports Star of the Week
If you watched CTV on July 6th, 2010, you will have seen one of our junior riders, little Miss Katie Mann on the news being featured as the sport star of the week, she evens talks about the DeKeneyers Scholarship and wanting to win it this year. Way to go Katie!
News Release - 04 March 2010:
Dressage Winnipeg is proud to announce that Andrea Kilgour (DW Show Chairperson) has been asked, and has accepted a position on the Dressage Canada High Performance Committee. Specifically, she will be working on the Selection Criteria sub-committee. The purpose of this group is to set the criteria for team selection for riders representing Canada in international competitions, such as the World Equestrian Games, Olympics, Pan American Games, etc. Congratulations Andrea!
"The Kendra McBain Memorial Competition"
Sadly, on December 22, 2009, at the age of 18, Kendra Rose McBain lost her battle with cancer.
Kendra was a remarkable young lady who loved animals, her family and her friends.
Even with the challenges she faced, she never lost her optimism, her grace, and the compassion she had for those around her. Riding was a huge part of her life before she was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer at the age of 15. She was an active member of Dressage Winnipeg, not only as a Junior Competitor, but as a participating Junior Board Member as well. Kendra, along with her mother Tammy, (Vice-Chair) sat on the board together from 2005-2006.
(Right: circa 2004 - Judge Joanna Crilly presenting Kendra with one of her many awards.)
Kendra was not only a lovely rider but a strong competitor and along with a little white pony named "Houdini" won Champion and Reserve several times in the three years she competed in the Junior/Open Category. In 2003 she was Junior Training Level Champion (Spring Flowers National Show) and Junior Training Level Reserve (Manitoba Provincial Championships). In 2004 she was Junior First Level Reserve (Spring Flowers National Show) and was awarded the Junior First Level High Score (National) at the Capt. John De Kenyeres Memorial Show in June. In 2005 she was Junior and Open First Level Champion (Spring Flowers National Show). She was also awarded the Junior and Open First Level High Score (Primary); Junior First Level Champion (National); and Open First Level Reserve (National) at the Capt. John De Kenyeres Memorial Show.
We are pleased to announce that Dressage Winnipeg has changed the name of our Spring Flowers show to the "Kendra McBain Memorial Competition" to celebrate Kendra's love of horses and the sport of Dressage. Kendra's favourite colour was purple so a special purple ribbon will be presented, in her memory, to the Junior Champion of this show. Funds raised at this show will go to Cancer Care Manitoba in her name - We hope you will join us in this celebration.