Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dressage@Bromont: young rider Mathilde Blais-Tétrault takes the honors

Mathilde Blais-Tétrault and Michealangelo
Bromont, May 21, 2012 – Dressage@Bromont gave Montreal young rider Mathilde Blais-Tétrault, Quebec’s representative at the 2011 North American Junior and Young Riders Championships (NAJYRC), a chance to be recognized for her performance.

A perfect weekend The 20 year-old young woman took first place in almost all the classes she competed in. Mathilde, who ranks amongst the five best young riders in North America, received a bursary for excellence and perseverance, offered jointly by Dressage International and Bromont Saint-Martin Hotel and suites.

FEI Inter 1: Quebec twice championIn the advanced division, St-Étienne de Lauzon rider Alain Provencher took the Champion title with Don Well and the Reserve Champion with Ricci.  

Kürs: a delight for spectators The presentation of the free style test on music, in the Omega Alpha ring, was an amazing event for visitors. They all warmly applauded all participants. In addition, in the FEI Young Riders, rider Tanya Strasser gave a remarkable performance, according to show organizer Linda Pepin, stating after the athlete’s performance: "Tanya’s choreography was outstanding. It is a performance which will inspire riders and dressage enthusiasts." She concluded: "When we see a performance of this quality, we realize that our Quebec riders are gaining in strength." 

Dressage riders will meet again at Dressage@Blainville on June 14, 15 and 16, at the Blainville Equestrian Park. The competition, a CDI***, will be the last international show on Canadian soil for selecting the Olympic team.

Founded by Linda Pepin in 2010, Dressage International is a non-profit organization, unique to Quebec. With its mission of developing excellence in dressage, both in Quebec and in Canada, Dressage International makes it a point to offer large-scale events that provide athletes, sport enthusiasts and the public at large with an exceptional and memorable experience. 

Source: Alexandra Hill, Communications – Dressage International communications@parcequestrebromont.org