Dressage Canada Announces Nominated Riders and Horses for 2011 Pan American Games

The Dressage Canada Selection Committee for the Pan American Games has approved the following nominations for the 2011 Pan American Games taking place in Guadalajara, MEX.  The dressage portion of the Pan American Games will be held from October 16 – 19, 2011 at the Guadalajara Country Club.

In alphabetical order, the riders and horses for the team nominations are:
Athlete, Hometown, Horse, Owner
Diane Creech - Caistor Centre, ON - Robbie W  - Douglas Leatherdale
Tom Dvorak - Hillsburgh, ON  -Viva’s Salieri W -  Augustine and Christine Walch
Corrigan * - Karen Thompson-Harry
Tina Irwin -  Stouffville, ON - Winston -  Mary Ellen Horgan
Crystal Kroetch - Calgary, AB - Lymrix  - Crystal Kroetch
                        
Alternate nominations
                        
Roberta Byng-Morris  - Godmanchester, QC - Reiki Tyme -  Roberta Byng-Morris
Jaimie Holland  -  Caledon, ON -  Fleurina - Jaimie Holland

*In qualifying Corrigan, Dvorak is able to use the horse as
an alternate should Viva’s Salieri W be unable to compete at the games.

“We have an exceptionally strong team nominated to the Pan American Games this year,” said Gina Smith, chef d’équipe for the Canadian Dressage Team. “I am confident that we will reach our goal of qualifying for the Olympic Games with the consistency that the riders have shown through the selection process. We have had excellent support from our technical leader, Markus Gribbe, and continue to improve with his help.”

For specific times, competition details and results for the 2011 Pan American Games, please consult the organizing committee website www.guadalajara2011.org.mx .