Canada was one of 15 countries who participated at the 2012 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup held July 21 to 29, in Kreuth, Germany.
2012 Team Canada: Joannie Backes, Quinn Brandt, Carly Epp, Rianna Storey; Haley Stradling, Amanda Daly, Stefanie Lepp, Laura Anne Berensci, Megan Daly; Brittany Reucker, Team Coach: Della Cryderman, Team Manager: Karen Westerback Click here for the 2012 Team Canada individual members' profiles webpage
2012 Team Canada Highlights:
- Team Canada won Four GOLD & Two BRONZE individual medals
- Team Canada members won Championship buckles in Cutting and Hunt Seat Equitation
- One Team Canada member won trophy spurs as the overall Reserve High Point Rider earning 58 points
- The Right Luke, donated by Chloe Shaw-Jackson, drawn by Team Canada and ridden by several team members, was the Reserve High Point Horse of YWC 2012 earning 51 overall points.
The 2012 Team Canada five competing riders placed as follows:
- Joannie Backes, Carlsbad Springs, ON
- Hunter Under Saddle - 5th in Show #1; 9th in Show #2
- Hunt Seat Equitation - 7th in Show #2
- Quinn Brandt Steinbach, MB
- Western Horsemanship - 4th in Show #1;
- Carly Epp, Caledon, ON
- Western Pleasure - 10th in Show #1
- Rianna Storey, Cambridge, ON
- Showmanship - BRONZE MEDAL in Show #1
- Western Riding - 4th in Show #2
- Hunter Under Saddle - BRONZE MEDAL in Show #1;
- 5th in Show #2
- Hunt Seat Equitation - GOLD MEDAL in Show #1; and
- GOLD MEDAL in Show #2 = HSE Championship Trophy Buckle
- Reserve Champion High Point Rider YWC 2012 earning 58 overall points (received set of trophy spurs)
- Haley Stradling, Aldergrove, British Columbia
- Cutting: GOLD MEDAL in Show #1, and GOLD MEDAL in Show #2 = Cutting Championship Trophy Buckle (see features below)
The 2012 Team Canada alternate riders were:
- Amanda Daly, Pritchard, BC; and Stefanie Lepp, Rivers, MB
The 2012 Team Canada leadership members were:
- Laura Anne Berensci, Paris, ON; Megan Daly, Pritchard, BC; and Brittany Ruecker, Balcarres, SK
The 2012 Team Canada Coach and Team Manager were:
- Coach Della Cryderman, Murillo, ON
- Manager Karen Westerback,Thunder Bay, ON
Click here for link to 2014 Team Canada members' profiles
The CQHA Board of Directors congratulates the entire 2012 youth team, coach and manager and their support groups both on site and back at home for their cumulative efforts. You were great ambassadors for Canada and we are very proud of all of you!
By Ramona Billings, The American Quarter Horse Journal, July 23, 2012
Team Canada's Haley Stradling won the cutting competition at the 2012 Youth World Cup on Wild At Dawn
Left: Riding Wild At Dawn, Team Canada's Haley Stradling won both cutting gold medals at the 2012 Youth World Cup. (Photo courtesy of Andreas Kost)
Cutting was the first competition of the 2012 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup in Kreuth, Germany; the July 22 event was judged by Hans Kuhn of Germany and Jan Boogaerts of Belgium. The cutting gold medalist was Team Canada’s Haley Stradling, who put down a brilliant run aboard Wild At Dawn.
Fifteen-year-old Stradling is from Aldergrove, British Columbia. She was the 2010 British Columbia Reined Cow Horse Association junior youth champion, AQHA regional cutting junior youth champion and the 2011 British Columbia Quarter Horse Association youth year-end champion.
Stradling’s mount, Wild At Dawn, is an 8-year-old mare by Wild Thing DNA and out of Dulce Quixote by Peppy San Badger; Wild At Dawn is owned by Carl Wüst of Germany. The mare is a National Cutting Horse Association money earner and was the Bavarian open champion.
Click this YouTube link to watch the YWC cutting competition video highlights
Photo Above: Haley Stradling aboard Wild at Dawn, and Team Canada Coach, Della Cryderman