Ok – I’m making a commitment to post at least once a week here leading up to the Games, and during the Games I will be making daily posts. If I make the commitment in writing, then I’m making myself accountable! 🙂
Lots of activity happening during the past few weeks, but in terms of organizing and also with our declared athletes.
I’ll focus this post on our Dressage Team.
The CDI 3* Loxhatchee-International Horse Sport Champions Cup was held March 22-25 in West Palm Beach, Florida (full results here), and a number of Canadian Olympic dressage hopefuls where showing off their finest in front of the judges.
Big congrats to Diane Creech and Devon L (owned by Doug Leatherdale)!
Diane scored her 4th Olympic qualifying score and now sits in 3rd place in the leaderboard standings (behind Ashley Holzer & Pop Art, and Jaqueline Brooks & D Niro).
Diane was also just named the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for February thanks to her consistent scores with Devon L and Hallmark (also owned by Doug Leatherdale)
The next big competition takes place this weekend at the Global Dressage Festival 5* in Wellington, Florida.
Watch for David Marcus, Joni Lynn Peters, Gary Vander Ploeg, Evi Strasser, Jaqueline Brooks, Victoria Winter and Ashley Holzer – hopefully I haven’t missed anyone!
Also on deck this weekend is the CDI3* Festival of the Horse taking place in California.
I know we have some Canadian athletes competing here as well, but sadly the website doesn’t provide class lists or day sheets, so I’m not sure who will be there.
Good luck to everyone in their competitive pursuits this weekend!