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Canada’s Dressage Team Ready In Athens

With the veterinary inspection safely behind them, Canada’s all-female Olympic dressage team is preparing for the first day of team competition tomorrow. 52 horses from 18 countries will compete over two days in the team Grand Prix test.

Reid First Canadian Dressage Rider in Start List

The order of go has been determined for the first day of Grand Prix Dressage which will take the stage Friday August 20th. British Columbia's Leslie Reid and Mark will be the first Canadian pair to canter down centreline.

Canadian Dressage Young Riders Move on to NAYRC Individual Final

Following the Individual Championship Dressage Test at the Maui Jim North American Young Riders' Championships, presented by CN, all the Canadian dressage riders have qualified to proceed to the Musical Freestyle Final on Sunday.

Olympic Equestrian Coverage on EquestrianConnection.com

Olympic fever is building as the countdown begins to Athens. Tune into Athens.EquestrianConnection.com to read "Diary from Athens". Notable equestrian journalist Jan Mansfield will be providing daily news,vignettes and photos, plus daily competition results (within minutes of the end of competition) featuring Canada's ten riders and horses competing at the 2004 Olympic Games August 13 - 28. And then beginning September 17 and running through to the 26th we will bring you up-to-date results and stories about Canada's four Paralympic Dressage competitors as told by Canadian chef d'equipe, Jane James. Coverage has begun! Get the latest news and stories.

NAYRC Silver Medal Performance for Canada East Team

After the completion of the Team Dressage Championship, the Canada East Young Riders' Team won the Team Silver Medal today at the 2004 F.E.I. North American Young Riders' Championships (NAYRC), held Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek, IL, Aug. 11-15, 2004.

Cindy Ishoy

Cindy Ishoy, one of Canada's most successful international dressage riders, began her riding career in Germany as a teenager.  Only a few years later, Cindy's talent was recognized internationally when she was a member of the gold medal team and placed fourth individually at the 1971 Pan Am Games in Cali, Columbia.  A year later she was the youngest equestrian competitor at the Munich Olympics.

Ashley Holzer

Ashley began riding at age 13, receiving instruction from Canadian and West German riding schools. Riding is not her only interest however, as she worked at one point with the Rob Henry Fashion Agency and also developed a Carousel line of clothing and accessories for riders.

Belinda Trussell

Born in Sydney, Australia, Belinda Trussell moved spent her childhood living in such exotic countries as Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and as nearby as Atlanta Georgia.

Leslie Reid

Leslie Reid began riding at the age of two on the family farm and was involved in the Pony Club while growing up, passing her "A" level in 1975.  She attended the University of British Columbia, majoring in physical education.

Strasser & Foto Tyme Seventh in First Round at 2004 World Championships for Young Horses

Evi Strasser and her Westphalian gelding Foto Tyme are currently sitting in seventh position after the first round of qualifying competition at the 2004 World Championships for Young Horses being held July 9-11, 2004 in Verden, Germany.

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