Press Release

James Chawke victorious in Phase 1 of the 1.30m U30 North American Championship

Following an exciting Phase 1, the $5,000 1.30m Table C Competition of the 1.30m U30 North American Championship, it was James Chawke who chalked up the victory aboard the 9 year old Eldorado.

Topping a field of 18 competitors contesting the Championship that offers $20,000 in prize money, and $27,500 in Athlete Development Bursaries, James ended up the fastest completing the course in a time of 69.82 seconds.

With less than one rail separating the top seven competitors it looks to be anyone’s Championship with two more phases and a Jump Off to crown the ultimate winner.

“I was really happy with Eldorado today” said James when asked about his victory. “There is a lot of jumping left though with three phases left, so it is really anyone’s game” added James when asked how he felt about his chances following the first phase.

“This Championship was something that my father and I dreamed up a few years prior to his passing in 2015” said John Anderson when asked about the introduction of the North American 1.30m Under 30 Championship. “My father was quite a philanthropic person in his lifetime, and it was his wish when he passed for me to create something to help young athletes’ with their Show jumping Careers” added John.

It was so wonderful that the Alberta Equestrian Federation along with the rest of the provincial federations in the country could help make this program that we are sure will catch on in the coming years” stated John when talking about the program.


The Rocky Mountain North American U30 Championship was introduced to allow U30 athletes the chance to compete in a three phase Championship competition that ultimately presents Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals to the winners. Canadian U30 athletes from across the country can apply for Athlete Development Travel Bursaries to assist them with expenses incurred to attend the Championship.

The Three Phase Championship will offer $20,000 in Prize Money. In addition to the prize money for the Championship, the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists, along with 4th and 5th place, will share Athlete Development Bursaries totalling $27,500, with $10,000 being awarded to the Gold Medalist.


PHASE 1 RESULTS

Entry# HORSE  RIDER Time Penalty
455 EL DORADO JAMES CHAWKE 69.82 0.00
472 BETTY BOOP DE VI JACQUELINE COLBOR 70.74 0.46
407 GERDIENIEKE DANIEL RIHAN JR 71.39 0.79
444 BONITA VH KEIZER ALI RAMSAY 72.93 1.56
392 SCRIBBLE ALICIA TIMM 74.31 2.25
360 GAMEBOY FEMKE VAN DEN BOS 74.34 2.26
144 ELLIOT VAN T KRU DANIELLE LAFLEUR 75.65 2.92
210 ATCHAFALAYA BRITTANY PAYJACK 79.62 4.90
329 HHS FALSTERBO BROOKE GREENING 79.64 4.91
358 SAUL GOODMAN KENNEDY ELLINGSON 83.49 6.84
434 WITJA ISIS LANDSBERGEN 85.25 7.72
148 V STAR SHAELYNN ENDERS 86.64 8.41
342 CHIANTI II AMI LANGLOIS 87.02 8.60
423 CASINO ROYALE KATELYN COOPER 89.33 9.76
172 EVITA P JENNA LEE GOTTSCH 90.04 10.11
262 BUCOURLOS ELIZABETH GEISE 98.41 14.30
412 MACKINTOSH TASHA OTTO 99.78 14.98
317 FIFA Z KYESHA MUDD EL 34.98