Area clubs dominate equestrian vaulting provincials

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Two equestrian vaulting clubs near Olds ñ Meadow Creek and Diamond Willow — dominated during the 2017 Alberta Equestrian Vaulting Association/Saskatchewan Equestrian Vaulting Association Provincial Vaulting Championships.

The Chinook Vaulters, located east of Bowden, also did well.

Heather Latimer, on Slyde On Over, came first and was named champion in the Canter A Women’s Senior category. And Alexa Klein finished second in the Walk D category with Spice.

In essence, equestrian vaulting is gymnastics performed on horses.

The championships were held earlier this fall in Stavely, Alta. In total, it attracted 135 entries from 78 participants who competed with 26 horses.

Following are other top three results from the event.

Walk C (Younger)

1st ñ Ruby Van Den Bosch on Kavalia (Meadow Creek)

3rd ñ Brooklyn May on Black Jack (Diamond Willow)

Walk C (Older)

2nd ñ Andrea Hunter on Black Jack (Diamond Willow)

Walk B

1st and Provincial Championship: Jordin van Vlaanderen on Cromby Secret (Diamond Willow)

2nd and Reserve: Baylee Skinner-Supernant on Kavalia (Meadow Creek)

3rd ñ Roseanna Bradshaw on Kavalia (Meadow Creek)

Walk B Pairs

1st and Provincial Championship: Brooklyn May and Jordin van Vlaanderen on Diamond Sysco (Diamond Willow)

Team B Walk

1st and Provincial Championship: The Oz of Meadow Creek with vaulters Kelsey Uitenbogerg, Roseanna Bradshaw, Emily Bradshaw, Trinity van der Sluijs, Baylee Skinner-Supernant, Ruby Van Den Bosch on Kavalia

Beginner Canter

2nd ñ Brooklyn May on Diamond Sysco and Black Jack(Diamond Willow)

Canter D

1st ñ Jordin van Vlaanderen on Cromby Secret (Diamond Willow)

3rd ñ Baylee Skinner-Supernant on Phlynnigan (Meadow Creek)

Canter C

1st and Championship Zone Award ñ Emily Stevenson on Otello W and Fergus (Meadow Creek)

2nd and Reserve Zone Award ñ Trinity van der Sluijs on Otello W and Phlynnigan (Meadow Creek)

Canter B Women’s Junior

1st and Champion ñ Averill Saunders on Otello W and Wagner PR (Meadow Creek)

Pairs Canter B

1st and Championship: Averill Saunders and Dallyn Shields on Otello W and She’s All that (Meadow Creek)

Canter A Women’s Junior

2nd and Reserve Champion ñ Dallyn Shields on Wagner PR (Meadow Creek)

Canter AA Womens

1st and Champion: Jeanine van der Sluijs on Wagner PR (Meadow Creek)

Canter AA Squad

1st and Champion: Beauty and the Beast with vaulters: Jeanine van der Sluijs, Dallyn Shields, Averill Saunders, Avery Malone, Ryan Bracken, Emily Stevenson on She’s All that

The event was judged by Cambry Kaylor of Utah and Mark Griffiths of Cardston.

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Doug Collie

Doug Collie joined the Olds Albertan in 2014 as editor. He covers municipal politics, news, community events, arts and entertainment and sports happening in and around Bowden and Olds.