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34/ JUNE 2010 THE RIDER Cara Whitham Resumes Judging Schedule

Moffat, Ontario – Canada’s Cara Whitham was released from hospital on Thursday, May 6, and will resume her judging duties beginning with the CDI3* Allentown, NJ, from May 27-30, 2010. Whitham of Moffat, ON, holds her FEI 5* (previously called‘O’) judge’s card in both dressage and eventing, and will be a member of the dressage ground jury at the upcoming 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY. Also an international and national competition organizer, Whitham is the President of Equivents, Inc., and will host the Equivents Spring Dressage Classic from May 21-23 and the Equivents Sum- mer Dressage Classic from June 25-27,

both held at Iron Horse Equestrian Com- plex in Milton, ON.

Whitham suffered a hemorrhagic stroke on March 8, resulting in two months of hospitalization and physical rehabilitation.

“I was lucky that it was a hemor- rhagic stroke that did not spread, and that I have been able to make a fast recovery,” noted Whitham. “At the moment, I would not be accepted at a horse inspection, but I am able to walk on my own with the use of a cane as my right leg muscles get stronger.”

Following CDI3* Allentown, Whitham will judge CDI3* Pompadour, FRA, from July 1 to 4; CDI3* Vierzon,

FRA, from July 7 to 11; and CDI3* Hartpury, GBR, from July 14-17. She then travels to Puerto Rico for the Central American Games held July 21 to 25 where she will act as the President of the Ground Jury for both the eventing and the dressage competitions. From there, Whitham heads to Lexington, KY, where she will be the President of the Ground Jury for the dressage portion of the North American Young Riders’ and Junior Championship from July 28 to August 1.

Whitham will continue with a few clinics and judging throughout August to early September before

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bred Dutch Warmblood gelding by Indoctro and out of an Emilion mare, jumped clear for the maxi- mum 50 performance points and was awarded 38 out of a possible 50 points by the style judges for a total of 88 points.

returning to Kentucky for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games from September 25 to October 10. “I am really looking forward to judging at the World Equestrian Games,” noted Whitham, who is happy to be back in action. “I am really grateful for all of the cards and kind words that I have received from around the world.”

For more information on the Equivents Spring Dressage Classic and the Equivents Summer Dressage Classic, please visit www.equiv- Those wishing to contact Cara Whitham directly may send an e-mail to

Cara Whitham. Photo by Cealy Tetley,

Placing a close second was SLF Dr. Dax, ridden by Christi McQuaker and owned by South Lane Farm. SLF Dr. Dax also jumped clear for 50 points, and was awarded 30 points for his style. Bred in Cana- da, SLF Dr. Dax is a bay Hannoverian gelding by Dr. Pepper out of a Singular Joter mare. Claiming third place was Bhak- sar DasGupta riding Debut V, a thor- oughbred/Clydesdale-cross mare owned by Jenny Lineker. Debut V had one rail down over the course to earn a performance score of 45 points, and was awarded 28 points by the style judge. Debut V was bred by Jim McKay of Shady Maple

“Ridden by Erynn Ballard, the Canadian Warmblood mare, Sera, won the Six-Year-Old Division of the Jump Canada Young Horse Series for owner and breeder Braeburn Farms.” Photo

Farms, who has earned a reputation for producing cross-bred sport hors- es.

The purpose of the Jump Cana- da Young Horse Series is to encour- age the development of young show jumping talent and to give Canadian breeders additional incentives to breed superior show jumping prospects. Competing on a level

The 2010 Jump Canada Young Horse Series is truly national in scope with com- petitions being held from coast to coast. The National Young Horse Finals will take place at the Canadian Show Jumping Tournament held from September 22-26 in Palgrave, ON. For more information on the Jump Canada Young Horse Series, including rules and registration forms, please visit: ndex.php?option=com_content&task =category&id=88&Itemid=3.

playing field, the horses are divided according to age and jump at a level suited to their development. This careful development allows the horses to gain valuable expe- rience and advance to the higher levels of show jump- ing competition with confi- dence. The Jump Canada Young Horse Series also gives prospective buyers for the hunter and jumper mar- kets an opportunity to view a large group of prospects in a competition setting.

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