Bethany, Ont. – May 11, 2016 – Canadian youth competitor Vanessa Creech-Terauds had a standout show at the Kawartha Spring Classic in Bethany, Ontario, over the weekend on two Leatherdale Farms horses. She swept the Junior division on Fleur de Lis L (First Dance-EM De La Rosa, De Niro), a 7-year-old Hanoverian mare, and the pair successfully qualified for the 2016 Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC).
The pair racked up impressive scores of 72.365 percent in the Junior Team test and 72.566 percent in the Junior Individual test. They wowed the judges with their debut of their freestyle, earning a 75. 125 percent.
“It was Fleur’s and my first freestyle, and she literally danced to the music!” Creech-Terauds said. “I was very impressed with how she dealt with the excitement music can bring into your ride.”
Creech-Terauds also found success on Rob Roy, a 12-year old Hanoverian gelding (Rubin Royal-SPS Glory Dream, Glorieux), and won all her classes in the large Young Rider division. They earned a 68.553 percent in the Young Rider Team test and a 69.868 percent in the Young Rider Individual test. The freestyle is the only component they need to complete as they have earned all the technical scores to qualify for NAJYRC, which will be held in July at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.
“Both his performances were very elegant, and we impressed the judges with our harmony together,” Creech-Terauds explained. “I am so happy to be part of the Leatherdale team and make Mrs. Louise Leatherdale proud.”