“After our daughter’s life ended in a tragic car collision, we created the Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund, supported by EC and the Horsepower Foundation, to support NextGen dressage athletes who share her goal of representing Canada at the 2020 and/or 2024 Olympic Games,” explained Élisabeth’s mother, Marie-France Maisonneuve, and step-father, Sébastien Normand. “Brittany shares that dream whole-heartedly and embodies Élisabeth’s determination and dedication to dressage. We are pleased to honour Élisabeth’s memory by supporting Brittany on the path to achieving her Olympic goals with the Canadian Dressage Team.”

The Bursary High Performance Advisory Group selected Fraser-Beaulieu due to the thorough application she presented, which detailed plans to use the funds for training and horse care maintenance in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Fraser-Beaulieu also received the inaugural Brosda Bursary in 2018, and that same year was the highest placed Canadian at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC, with her veteran partner, All In (Tango x Damiro), whom she co-owns with her father, Craig Fraser, and husband, Marc-Andre Beaulieu.

“I am very honored to have received the Brosda Bursary. This Bursary means a great deal to me because I did teach Elisabeth a number of times before her tragic accident,” said Fraser-Beaulieu. “I plan to use the bursary to help with my training expenses leading up to the [Tokyo 2020] Olympic Games. The Olympics have been a childhood dream of mine, so my focus for the next few months will be getting the scores I need to be on the Canadian team. All In and I are off to a great start and excited to see what he future has in store.”

For the past three years, Fraser-Beaulieu and the 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding have been the highest placed Canadian combination on the annual FEI Dressage World Ranking and were also named to the EC National Team Program – National Squad. Despite shortening her 2019 season to welcome baby Theo to the family, Fraser-Beaulieu and All In managed to rack up several first place big tour finishes at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, FL, and an impressive 76.520% in the AGDF 5 CDI 5* Grand Prix Freestyle for her last score of the spring 2019 season. Supported by coaches, Canadian Olympians Ashley Holzer and Jacqueline Brooks, Fraser-Beaulieu and All In are poised to make a big splash for Canada on the Olympic stage.

As the successful candidate for 2020, Fraser-Beaulieu will be an ambassador for the Brosda Olympic Bursary, promoting the Olympic values of excellence, teamwork, leadership and fair play, and sharing her stories and experiences through public speaking engagements and on social media.

About the Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund

On behalf of the Brosda family, EC is honoured to facilitate support for the Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund through the Horsepower Foundation – a fundraising program created by EC, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Foundation, to inspire and support Canadians to embrace lifelong participation in equestrian activities.

As a lasting legacy in memory of Élisabeth Brosda, funds donated to the Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund are directed specifically to the annual Brosda Olympic Bursary. Donations to the Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund can be made online or by cheque. Please make cheques out to the Canadian Olympic Foundation and include Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund in the memo area of the cheque. Cheques can be mailed to: Canadian Olympic Foundation, 250 Yonge St., Suite 3000, PO Box 19, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5B 2L7. Tax receipts can be provided for donations over $10.

For more information on the Brosda Olympic Bursary, visit www.equestrian.ca/sport/dressage/athlete-development.

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2020 Brosda Olympic Bursary Awarded to Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu

PHOTO – Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu (pictured with All In) of Saint-Bruno, QC, was named the 2020 recipient of the $10,000 Brosda Olympic Bursary, offered in memory of the late Élisabeth Brosda and designed to help NextGen dressage athletes reach their full potential and represent Canada at the Olympic Games.
PHOTO CREDIT – Susan J. Stickle

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