The first long weekend of the Canadian summer is here, and along with it the first CDI / CPDEI of the Canadian season. A whopping 47 horse / rider combinations are entered across the two FEI-sanctioned competitions at the Ottawa Dressage Festival, which must be close to a Canadian record.
The impressive international judging panel includes Joanne Bouwhuis (Canada), Birgit Valkenborg (Canada), Anne Gribbons (USA), Maria Colliander (Finland), Freddy Leyman (Belgium), John Robinson (Great Britan), Debbie Rodriguez (USA) and Sarah Geikie (USA).
After a busy day of classes in the National show, the CDI / CPEDI action kicked off at Wesley Clover Parks this afternoon with the jog, with classes beginning early Thursday morning. Live scoring is available, or check back here tomorrow for a summary of the day's results.
Jog photos are from the Ottawa Dressage Festival Facebook page.