The Junior and Young Rider dressage teams from Quebec earned medals in the team portion of the competition at 2012 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) held on Wednesday (July 18) in Ottawa.
Winning the gold medal in the Junior division, with a score of 200.462, were Quebec team members Naima Moreira Laliberte of Outremont, QC, Laurence Blais Tetreault of Montreal, QC, Frederique Bourgault of St. Bernard de Lacolle, QC and Nicole Babich Morin of Vaudreuil Dorion, QC.
The members of Junior Team Ontario, Mariah Sutton of Drumbo, Madison Lawson of Bonfield, Jonah Freedman of Toronto, and Kristin Wight of Plympton Wyoming, rode away with fifth place, scoring 193.73. Rounding out the Canadian Junior riders was Junior Team East/West of Natalie Marsden of Sundre, AB, Elexis Ortlieb of Leduc County, AB, Julia Burke of Surrey, B.C., and Marah Gaudet of St. Johns, NL, who finished in eighth with a score of 186.406.
The Young Rider Team from Quebec, Mathilde Blais Tetreault of Montreal, Camille Frechette of Boucherville, Tanya Strasser Shostak of Ste Adele, and Julie Channell of Boucherville, won the bronze medal with a score of 196.210. Just behind the Quebec team was Young Rider Team Ontario (Alexandra Dvorak of Hillsburgh, Megan Lane of Collingwood, Alexandra Reid of Carlisle, and Anneka Sutton of Drumbo) with a team total of 195.421.
The Young Rider team gold medal was awarded to United States Region 5 scoring 206.105.