Bursary

 

 

 

 

 Congratulations to the eight recipients of the 2020 NBEA Youth Bursaries...

 

Mélanie Boudreau

 

Mélanie Boudreau, 17, of Grand-Barachois, is a dressage rider with more than 11 years of riding experience. Her short-term goals include testing more Rider Levels, attending university, and bringing her mare, Zara, to the show ring for the first time. Longer range goals see her becoming a certified coach and veterinarian.

 

 

 

Hannah Lynn Cruickshank

 

Sixteen-year old Hannah of Beaver Dam, is an active and passionate member of the Fredericton Pony Club, serving as a Youth Rep. In 2020, she aims to take Rider Level assessments, do her Pony Club C level, and repeat her experience at the regional Pony Club rally, aiming for the 2021 National Rally. She expects to continue learning about all things equine, particularly medical topics.

  

Madison Currie

 

Madison Currie, 17, of Temperance Vale, is also planning to test for Rider Levels at Green Meadows Stables later this year. A life-long horse enthusiast, she credits the support of her father and is clearly strong support to her family in return. Time spent in Calgary kindled an interest in show jumping, but Madison is a well-rounded horse person with a strong motivation to continue learning all facets of equine life.

 

Destiny French

 

Destiny is 16 years old and from Charters Settlement, outside Fredericton. She has been pursuing her hunter/jumper dreams at Les Écuries de la Cadence for 7 years. After competing successfully in the 2’3” division in 2019, she is now preparing her OTTB for the show ring. Her bursary will help supplement her stable work as she pursues the goal of making Little Dancer into a competitive force and prepares for more Rider Levels.

 

Mia Keddy

 

Mia Keddy of Lower Coverdale recently turned 17. She rides out of Spruce Hollow Corral and is working on her Rider Levels, dressage, and show jumping skills, with the goal of becoming a competitive jumper, perhaps riding for New Brunswick one day. She is also interested in pursuing her instructor’s certification. She has demonstrated dedication and determination throughout her riding career so far.

 

Audrey Landry

 

Audrey Landry of Caraquet will soon turn 16. Starting out as a western rider and competitor, she later switched to English in order to pursue her interest in show jumping and dressage. She plans to keep building her skills, both through more lessons at Le Paradis Mini-Ferme, continued study for Rider Levels, and through further competition with her mare. She is keen to keep progressing as a rider and strengthening her relationship with her horse.

 

Raphaëlle Lavigne

 

Raphaëlle Lavigne, 16, is from Waterville, N.B. She too plans to continue to work on achieving her Rider Levels, with the eventual goal of competing in the jumper ring. She volunteers at school, at competitions, and at Geary Hill Stables, where she has become a trusted worker, an independent rider, and a well-rounded horsewoman. She is dedicated to learning all aspects of horse care and training.

 

Grace Powell

 

Fifteen-year-old Grace Powell of Kingsclear rides with Elite Equestrian, where she successfully earned her Rider Level 5 with Jump and participated in the entry level eventing LTED program last year. Grace aims to test for her Rider Level 6 and pursue her equestrian education with further lessons and clinics, with goals of becoming an instructor and a young horse trainer.