RIDER OF THE MONTH
Carier Bergeron started her ride to the top at AGDF 10, held March 15-19, with a third place finish in the CDI-Y FEI Young Rider Team test. Riding Expression (Sibirian Express x Florestan), a 12-year-old Westphalian gelding she purchased last year, she earned a final score of 69.316% on March 17. Carier Bergeron and Expression returned to the ring a day later to capture second in the CDI-Y FEI Young Rider Individual test, this time earning a mark of 68.728% from the judges. They rounded out the competition by scoring 71.650% in the CDI-Y FEI Young Rider Freestyle on March 19 to take third.
Later in the month, Carier Bergeron and Expression returned to the AGDF for week 11.The pair kicked off the competition in a big way, landing at the top of the scoreboard on March 22 in the CDI-Y FEI Young Rider Team test with a mark of 72.325%. The next day they put in another impressive performance to take victory in the CDI-Y FEI Young Rider Individual test, scoring 72.061%, before finishing up on March 25 with 71.375% in the CDI-Y FEI Young Rider Freestyle to take the win and claim a hat trick.
“It's obviously very special to me to be the March athlete of the month,” said Carier Bergeron. “I feel very honoured and thankful to Equestrian Canada and to Red Scarf Equestrian for their support. I am truly happy with my winter performances and I am also very grateful to my horse for giving me so much. Each ride is a real pleasure with this horse. He has a very good mind and you can always trust him. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us. Finally, I’d like to give a big thank you to my team. None of this would have been possible without help from my parents and my coach Albrecht Heidemann.”
What is the Red Scarf Athlete of the Month?
Each month, a high performance Canadian dressage athlete is named the Red Scarf Equestrian Dressage Athlete of the Month, based on performance and results at FEI dressage competitions within Canada and around the world.
As the Equestrian Canada sponsor of the Dressage Athlete of the Month, Red Scarf Equestrian provides the athlete with a generous gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of elegant equestrian luggage, travel bags, clothing, home decor and accessories that are all made in Canada.
Find out more about the program by going to: https://www.equestrian.ca/sport/dressage/awards