Recap of Results from 2016 Youth World Cup!
Back row L:R - Christine Little, Cheyanne Izon, Madison Holmes, Hannah Buijs, Mackenzie Inksater, Melanie Trolley Donna Sagin Front row L:R - James Heitzner, Ruth Enns, Megan Komori Kennedy, Haley Franc
Congratulations to Team Canada 2016 which finished in fourth place overall at the Youth World Cup held in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. This international showdown, comprised of 13 teams from around the world, took place from June 23 to July 3, 2016.
Throughout the competition, each country rode for gold, silver and bronze medals in cutting, reining, western horsemanship, trail, ranch riding, hunt seat equitation, hunter under saddle and showmanship. The Youth World Cup is more than just a competition - it offered a chance for international American Quarter Horse enthusiasts to learn from the industry's leading riders and trainers.
Team Canada collectively earned 84 total points earning fourth place. Team USA was first with 200 points; Team Australia was second with 118 points; and Team Germany was third with 110 points.
The five 2016 Team Canada competing riders placed as follows:
- Haley Franc, Prince Albert, SK
- Cutting - 5th place in Show A, 2nd place (Silver Medal) in Show B (Res. Champion overall)
- Reining - 2nd place (Silver Medal) in Show A
- Megan Komori Kennedy, Merville, BC
- Western Horsemanship - 3rd place (Bronze Medal) in Show A
- Hunt Seat Equitation - 9th place in Show A, 4th place in Show B
- Hunter Under Saddle - 12th place in Show A, 3rd place in Show B
- Showmanship - 6th place in Show A
- Hanna Buijs, Lisle, ON
- Trail - 7th place in Show A
- Showmanship - 7th place in Show B
- Western Horsemanship - 2nd place in Show B
- Mackenzie Inksater, Roberts Creek, BC
- Hunt Seat Equitation - 7th place in Show A, 6th place in Show B
- Showmanship - 10th place in Show A
- Trail - 10th place in Show B
- Madison Holmes, New Glasgow, NS
- Hunt Seat Equitation - 10th place in Show A
- Hunt Seat Equitation - 10th place in Show B
- Ruth Enns, Schanzenfeld, MB
- Melanie Trolley, Bancroft, ON
- James Heitzner, St. Clements, ON
- Cheyanne Izon, Acton, ON
- Coach: Christine Little, Brandon, MB
- Manager: Donna Sagin, Carberry, MB