Dominique Shone to Represent Canada at Youth Olympic Games
Ottawa, ON – Dominique Shone, 17, of Langley, BC, will represent Canada at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore from August 14-26, 2010.The Youth Olympic Games will see 3,000 athletes representing 205 nations competing in 26 sports. The show jumping events, the only equestrian discipline included, will take place at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre. The organizing committee will supply horses capable of jumping courses of up to 1.20m for the 30 international competitors. The athletes will draw for the horse that they will ride for the duration of the team and individual competitions.In the Team event, there will be six teams representing each continent — Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America. Shone will join five riders from the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands to form the North American Team.“I am really excited to go to Singapore and attend the Youth Olympic Games,” said Shone, who currently trains with U.S. Equestrian Team member, Rich Fellers. “To prepare, I am riding and jumping as many different horses as I possibly can.”Shone has experience competing at the international level on borrowed horses. In 2007, she rode a borrowed horse named Belico to a second place finish in the Farewell Competition at the FEI Children’s Final in Jalapa, Mexico, where the courses were set at a height of 1.20mFor additional information, including the competition schedule, on the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, please visit www.singapore2010.sg. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.