SVEA reflects on 2013

Equestrian club hosts final show of season

The Squamish Valley Equestrian Association (SVEA) wrapped up its competitive show season on Oct. 13 with the annual Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show.

Riders of all ages competed for ribbons and prizes in more than 30 classes. According to SVEA president Katie Matthews, it was a good way to finish 2013.

article continues below

"We could not have ordered better weather or a better turnout for our last show of the season," she said. "These local shows encourage young riders to develop their equestrian skills as well as promote sportsmanship and teamwork. Thank you to all in the community who came out to support and encourage our riders."

Show Director Doanne Russell agreed.

"This show was amazing to watch," she said. "The riders have improved so much since our last show in May. A big thank you to our local coaches who helped the kids get prepared. It makes me very proud to be part of the SVEA. I look forward to our next show early next spring".

Squamish has an enduring legacy of successful junior riders. This year, in keeping with the club's history, several junior riders have continued to bring home first-place finishes in some of B.C.'s most competitive shows.

Notable Highpoint Champions (winners of their individual divisions) included Mia Mortolotto (Novice), Trinity Fearon (Green Rider), Tanya Fearon (Junior), Robyn Marjoribanks (Advanced), and Valerie Jankovitch (Rusty Stirrup).

For those interested in getting involved, the SVEA invites you to attend the annual general meeting on Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Sandman Inn.

Next spring, the SVEA will host its second annual Equi-Fair, a free community event. For more details, visit

Read Related Topics

@ Copyright 2018 Squamish Chief


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Squamish Chief welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Weekly POLL

What is the best thing about Squamish in the winter?

or  view results

Popular Chief Local Sports