The 5th Annual Jump Alberta Gala Awards event was held January 14, 2017 at The Deerfoot Inn. The

board was honoured to host 220 guests with a warm sense of community and congratulations for the

award winners. Caroline Jones emceed the evening presenting awards in approximately 50 categories

and divisions celebrating member’s success and acknowledging contributions and accomplishments

through the 2016 show season. Special acknowledgement was given to Alberta riders who went to the

CET National Medal Finals at the Royal Winter Fair; Jenna Lee Gottschlich (finished 4 th overall), Stephany

Powers, Anya Bereznicki, and Jade Fowler.

 

Throughout the year points are tallied from Jump Alberta sanctioned horse shows culminating in this

annual awards event. Awards for the Alberta Show Jumpers (ABSJ) Medal winners included: Marissa

Schmid & Parvati, Lindsay Beadle trainer; Hannah Gould & Duvel, Erin Taylor trainer; Carly Stevens &

Corona, Caryl Doty trainer; Erin Taylor was top trainer in the ABSJ medal series.

Several other special awards were presented including: Ultimate Jumper, Zeno; Hunter of the Year,

Maximilian; Most Improved Rider, Cayden Crowshaw; Trainer of the Year, Suzanne Morin Campbell; 3.6”

Hunter Derby Series Champion, Corneille – Rodney Tulloch Rider / Pat Beattie Owner; 3’0" Jr/Am Hunter

Derby Series Winner, Maximilian & Donna Rooney; Junior Sportsmanship, Paige Hess; Amateur

Sportsmanship, Barbara Jackson; and, Greenhawk Jr/Am 3’0” Hunter Classic Series, Barcelona & Grace

Neufeld; Volunteer of the year, Chantale Entz.

 

Click here for photos from the evening.

 

Please obtain or renew your Jump Alberta membership (now available to add on to your AEF

membership). Benefits to having a Jump Alberta membership include point’s calculation toward the

annual awards, access to education programs, opportunity for financial support through travel subsidies

and bursaries, as well as special opportunity bursaries for education or development in the sport. Please

see the website for more information www.albertaequestrian.com

 

Founded in 2012, Jump Alberta is the amalgamation of the Alberta Show Jumping Association and the

Alberta Hunter Horse Society. Jump Alberta strives to be a progressive and innovative sport organization

serving athletes and horses by providing good governance, quality services, programs and education in

the sport. If you have any questions or suggestions for Jump Alberta please connect through our website

www.jumpalberta.ca/contact-us or email at jumpalberta@gmail.com