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Youth World Cup 2012 Results

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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. 

Team Canada finished in fourth place overall, with 98 total points. Team Italy was first with 144 points; Team Germany was second with 134 points; Team New Zealand was third with 110 points; and Team USA was fifth with 92 points.



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

ywc 2012 cutting gold


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



Our Generous 2012 Team Canada Sponsors

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Red Ribbon Sponsors: $1,000+
Canadian Quarter Horse Association
AQHA corporate sponsor MBNA Canada
PanAmerican Seed, West Chicago, IL
Ball Horticultural Co., West Chicago, IL
Hortamax, Caledon, ON
George Sant & Sons, Kleinburg, ON
Pottery Extravaganza, Mississauga, ON
BC Cutting Horse Association,
    /(Susan Stewart Scholarship Fund)
Wayne Davis Quality Bedding, Olivet, MI
Thompson Foundry Ltd., Surrey, BC
Rona Woodland Home & Building
Products, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
Farrish Crushing Inc., Listowel, ON
Les & Bertha Penner, Penner Lumber Co.
   /Kola, MB

Jim & Brenda Strain, Strain Farms,
   /Carberry, MB

Brandt Ranch & Daly Family, Pritchard,BC
Dummer USA Inc., Hillard, OH
J.A.T. Lawn Maintenance &
   /Snowplowing Inc., Chesterville, ON
Tri-Star Farms, Steinbach, MB
Manitoba Quarter Horse Association

Blue Ribbon Sponsors: $500 - $999
Witzke's Greenhouses, Courtice, ON
Distribution Frankari, St. Eustache, QC
Linwell Gardens Ltd., Beamsville, ON
Seacliff Farms Ltd., Leamington, ON
Mr. Edwin So, Surrey, BC
Benefit Broker Services Inc., Wallaceburg, ON
Millard, Rouse & Roseburgh LLP, Brantford, ON
J.H. Cohoon Engineering Ltd., Brantford, ON
Club Optimist de Carlsbad Springs, Ottawa, ON
British Columbia Quarter Horse Association
BC Ranch Cutting Horse Association
Christopher Matthews, Pembroke, ON
Cal & Louise Knowles, Regina, SK
Nelson Bilyea, Bilyea Horse Auction,
   /Granton, ON

Mazer Group, Brandon, MB

Yellow Ribbon Sponsors: $250 - $499
Area 3-Promotional Club - Summerama, ON
Creekside Cats Boarding Hotel, Abbotsford, BC
Balcarres Parks & Recreation, Balcarres, SK
Paris Agricultural Society, Paris, ON
Enerdynamic Systems, Brantford, ON
OCL Industrial Materials Ltd., Surrey, BC
Swynar Tack Shop, Steinbach, MB
Crop Production Services, Balcarres, SK
BC Lower Mainland QH Association
Balcarres & District Lions Club, Balcarres, SK
Frank & Shirley Bugyinka, Burnaby, BC
Dean Brandt, Kore Fit Living, Burnaby, BC
Dan Lemmon Quarter Horses, Grafton, ON
Ruecker Tire & Wheel Ltd., Balcarres, SK
Steve's Auto, Metcalfe, ON
Cooper Hill Landscaping, Orleans, ON

White Ribbon Sponsors: $100-$249
Allan Davidson, South Elgin, IL
Garry & Lori Robinson, Caledon, ON
Baber's Pharmasave, Balcarres, SK
Redfern Farm Services, Rivers, MB
Balcarres Animal Clinic, Balcarres, SK
Kroeger Backhoe Service, Rivers, MB
Cozy River Inn, Rivers, MB
Murray Chevrolet, Cadillac, Brandon, MB
Paton & Martin Veterinary Services Ltd.
   /Aldergrove, BC

Modern Propane Ltd., Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #84,
   /Balcarres, SK

Alpine Construction, Brantford, ON
RM of Blanshard, Oak River, MB
Mark & Julien van Dinther, Uxbridge, ON
The van Dinther's, Mississauga, ON
Alice & Dale Barkman
   /Alidale Farms, Steinbach, MB
Debbie Norton Inns, Balcarres, SK
Elaine & Steve Elmy, Toronto, ON
Robert & Mary Lynn Zirnhelt, Kamloops, BC
Len & Donna Cooke, Dry Creek Ranch,
    /Oliver, BC

Dr. E. Cherneski, Steinbach, MB
Flatfland Farrier & clients, Magrath, AB
Jan Ropp, Alisa Craig, ON
Danbred North America, Columbus, NE
Bill & Sherrill Tisdale, Waterford, ON
Ken & Glenda McLellan, Appin, ON
Carberry Sandhills Consulting
   /Marnie Somers
Cavalier Equestrian Inc., Stratford, ON
Balcarres Lioness Club, Balcarres, SK
RW & Sons Builders Inc., Balcarres, SK
Dusti Worbets, Rafter D Reiners,
   /Pritchard, BC

Pink Ribbon Sponsors: amount of choice or gift in kind under $100
Brandt Ranch Cattle Sorting Services of BC
Lynda Smith Performance Horses, Comox, BC
The Tempo Place Emporium, Rivers, MB
McCallum Services Ltd., Oak River, MB
Steve & Cathy Fitzner, Bellevue, MI
George & Judy Lee, Richmond, BC
Darwin & Gina Huber, Lipton, SK
Angie Bigler, Regina, SK
Haley's Wholesale Flowers, Monte Lake, BC
Carla & Tracey Spackman, Chase, BC
Michael Voss & Karen Voss, Kamloops, BC
Delmyra & Freddy Skutar, Pritchard, BC
Bernard Schill Auto Repair Ltd., Balcarres, SK

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