A Squamish jockey was part of a bronze-winning team at the 2018 BC Games in the Cowichan Valley.
Local rider Shea Labrenz and his horse Casino, training out of SureFyre Farm in Squamish, helped the Zone 5 team take the podium.
Labrenz wasn’t alone in his efforts, though.
Jessa Girard, along with her horse Airtime, was the only athlete to receive medals in all three 1.10-metre show jumping events over the three days of competition.
In addition to her individual gold, silver and bronze medals, she anchored the team to help win bronze for Zone 5.
Teammate Brianna Yellowley and her horse Merlin won a gold medal in dressage.
Yellowley had the highest mark of the competition in dressage freestyle with a 73.19 per cent. Also on the team was Sarah Marshall on Navigator, who along with Labrenz, posted solid performances to round out the team’s success.
Yellowley is coached throughout the year by Roberts Creek resident trainer Lynn Putland of Ravenhorse Stables.
Marshall is coached by Jeannine Ellingham of Mason Bluff Farm in West Sechelt.
Girard from Churchill Bay Farm in Pender Harbour and Labrenz of SureFyre Farm in Squamish are coached by Jinny Antilla of Trinity Equestrian.
***Correction: The wrong pronoun was previously used to describe Shea Labrenz.