Tom Dvorak Named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for March

Tom Dvorak & Key WestTom Dvorak of Hillsburgh, ON, has been named the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for March. Dvorak, a team silver medalist from the 2007 Pan American Games, had excellent results at Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II CDI 1*/3* in Wellington, FL, March 10–13, 2011. In the Prix St. Georges class of 52 entries, Dvorak and Key West (Charly Chaplin x Arogno), Claudia Demandt’s 11-year-old Trakehner gelding, won the class a score 69.342%. Riding Viva’s Salieri W, Augustin and Christine Walch’s 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding sired by Viva Voltaire, Dvorak placed third, scoring 68.596%.  He also rode Corrigan, Karen Thompson-Harry’s 11-year-old Westphalian gelding sired by Cordobes I to ninth place with 67.149%.

Out of 50 starting entries in the Intermediaire I, Dvorak once again had all three horses in the top ten. He was second with Viva’s Salieri W, earning 69.561%; third with Key West (69.167%), and ninth with Corrigan with 67.149%.

To cap off the weekend, Dvorak rode Corrigan to victory in the Intermediaire I Freestyle with 71.458%.

“I was really pleased with all three of my horses,” said Dvorak. “I feel really confident with all my horses following our Florida tour. It was a really great experience.”

“My thanks go out to Red Scarf Equestrian for sponsoring the Dressage Canada Athlete of the Month Award. It is a very nice way to support the athletes,” he added.

Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month is a recognition program that celebrates the achievements of Canadian dressage riders who represent Canada in national and international competition in the FEI Pony, Children, Junior, Young Rider, Advanced, Grand Prix and Young Horses classes.

Red Scarf Equestrian is the generous sponsor of Dressage Canada Athlete of the Month. Red Scarf Equestrian will be providing Dvorak with a generous gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of elegant equestrian luggage, travel bags and accessories that are all made in Canada. For more information about Red Scarf Equestrian, please visit .

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Dressage Canada, as a committee of Equine Canada, is the national governing body for dressage in Canada. Dressage Canada's objective is to foster the growth of dressage and the pursuit of excellence in the sport at the local, national and international levels. Dressage Canada provides support and guidance to both amateur and professional through the following programs: coaching education and programs, officials’ education and programs, rules and qualifying criteria, sport development, and publications and awards. For more information about Dressage Canada, please visit the Dressage section of the Equine Canada site or connect with us on Twitter at or Facebook at .

About Red Scarf Equestrian

Red Scarf Equestrian is proud to offer a line of equestrian luggage and travel bags that deliver exceptional quality and extraordinary value.  This line is a refreshing change as it speaks of elegance and simplicity.  It works to protect your expensive and valuable apparel, boots and accessories.  In a world of clutter, you can't afford not to buy quality. Red Scarf Equestrian is proudly made in Canada. For more information about Red Scarf Equestrian, please visit .

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit .