Press Release

Rocky Mountain North American Championships Team Finals

For Immediate release:
Friday June 21, 2019

With good team spirit riders came out on the team final day to compete for $70,000 in Athlete Development Bursaries. 

The victorious 1.10m team started off the team finals receiving their gold medals on the podium. Consisting of Marion Ostemeyer, Rachel Mackay, Serenity Enders and Sarah Laschuk finished with total penalties of 14.73. 

The best of 5 teams Eric Kyle Krawitt, Carly  Kist, Amelie Louise Bittar and Carly Stevens rode to gold in the 1.20m division. Their team finished with 18.39 penalties. 

In the 1.30m division, Carson Grisham, Breanne Grey, Kyu Jin Whang and Richard Spooner rode to gold with a total of 37.36 penalties

Wrapping up the team competition in the 1.40m division the team belonging to Carly Stevens, Alicia Timm, Amelie Louise Bittar and Ali Ramsay remained in first place to take the gold with penalties. 

Competition continues on Sunday with championships for the Individual medal presentations. 

We are happy to have Animo as a partner with this event. With all gold medal teams receiving beautiful Animo coolers. 

Rocky Mountain Show Jumping (RMSJ) with the support of the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) presents the $150,000 Rocky Mountain North American Championships. After the success of the Under 30 1.30m Championship held in 2018, RMSJ president John Anderson decided to expand on the success of the program to provide a benefit to a wider range of competitors. Building on the success of last year’s event, the AEF was extremely receptive of using funds donated to them from Alberta Sport Connection to help develop athletes’ and support them with their equestrian careers.

The World Equestrian Game format offers $150,000 in Prize Money and Athlete Development Awards the 1.10, 1.20, 1.30 and 1.40m divisions. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are presented to both team and individuals along with $100,000 in Athlete Development Bursaries and riders compete for $50,000 in prize money.

2019 Rocky Mountain North American Championship – 1.10m
Gold – Marion Ostmyer, Rachel, Serenity Enders and Sarah Laschuk 
Silver – Jeff Sander, Sarah Williams, Isabelle Baer and Julie Pederson
Bronze – Amelia Voltner, Amanda Stephenson, Sadie Wishewan and Camryn Maxwell
Photo Credit – Amanda Ubell Photography
2019 Rocky Mountain North American Championship – 1.20m
2019 Rocky Mountain North American Championship – 1.30m
Gold – Carson Grisham, Breanne Grey, Kyu Jin Whang, Richard Spooner
Silver – Elena Fernandez, Jaclyn Duff, Kim Swettenham, Kristin Russell
Bronze – Kyesha Mudd, Jesus Francisco Orantes, Jackson Graves, Jillian Halina
Photo Credit – Amanda Ubell Photography
2019 Rocky Mountain North American Championship – 1.40m
Gold – Carly Stevens, Alicia Timm, Amelie Louise Bittar, Ali Ramsay
Silver – Shaelynn Enders, Karissa Enders, Ashleigh Charity, Kyu Jin Whang
Bronze – Madelaine Riddle, Jesus Francisco Orantes, Kylina Chalack, Andrew Kocher
Photo Credit – Amanda Ubell Photography