Ashley Holzer to Represent Canada at the 2009 FEI Dressage World Cup Final

first_img Email* Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Ottawa, ON—Canadian Olympian Ashley Holzer will head down the centerline at the 2009 Federation Equestre International (FEI) Dressage World Cup Final taking place April15–19, 2009, in Las Vegas, NV.As the top Canadian rider in the North American World Cup League, Holzer originally from Toronto, ON, but now a current resident of New York, NY, will be heading to Las Vegas riding Pop Art (Amsterdam x Cabochon), a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Rusty Holzer and Ian and Moreen Nicoll.“I am very excited to be selected to ride at the World Cup Finals,” said Holzer, who represented Canada at the World Cup Final in 1989, finishing in sixth place overall with her 1988 Olympic bronze medal mount Reipo. “I am glad to have ridden inside recently at the Royal Winter Fair. I think my experience there has helped me prepare for this exciting competition.”Holzer earned her berth to the World Cup Final after winning several world cup qualifiers aboard her 2008 Olympic mount. With their top three Freestyle scores to count, Holzer earned a 77.150% at the CDI-W Blainville in Blainville, QC, July 19–22, 2008; 75.100% at CDI-W Dressage at Devon, in Devon, PA, September 23–25, 2008; and a 76.250% at the CDI-W Gold Coast Opener, held January 23–25, in Loxahatchee, FL, for an average score of 76.167% to top the North American standings.For more information on the 2009 FEI World Cup Final, and a full schedule, visit http://www.worldcuplasvegas.com. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. 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.last_img