Riding Crack, a 12-year-old Czech Warmblood owned by Patricia Beattie, and Winther Blair bested a field of 12 up-and-coming athletes in a new 2021 format, which exemplifies what riders will face in their future endeavors in the jumper ring. A jump off round replaced the traditional ride off with the top 4 riders who were formerly asked to perform miscellaneous tasks with their horses.

An extremely happy winner was asked about her victory in this prestigious championship, and about the new format. “I thought it was good, and a great change to the CET Medal,” she said. “My goal is to get to the Grand Prix level of the sport, and there are not too many times that we have to halt, back up or counter canter a jump on purpose in a real class,” she added.

Winther Blair Secures the Victory in the CET Medal National Championship

Taylor Winther Blair and Crack clearing a jump during the CET Medal Championship in Calgary, AB at Royal West.
Photo credit: Amanda Ubell Photography

Winther Blair spoke about her training, “I ride and train with my mom, because we live in Prince George, when we go to the shows and if Dayton Gorsline is there, I ride and train with him. It worked great this year, as one of Dayton’s clients owns the horse I was riding.”

The Prince George native commented on Royal West, “this is my third time competing at Royal West and I think it’s a great show, and so nice for us to have something this good much closer to home for us.” 

Winther Blair Secures the Victory in the CET Medal National Championship

As the 2021 CET Medal National Champion, gold medalist Taylor Winther Blair was presented with the winning ribbon.
L to R: Fran McAvity, Trish Mrakawa, Kim Kirton, John Anderson, Dayton Gorsline and Jaclyn Duff
Photo Credit – Amanda Ubell Photography

John Anderson of Royal Mountain Show Jumping (RMSJ) commented on the competition in the 2021 CET Medal National Finals. “I love the new format and once again, the cream rose to the top! I’m happy that we had such great representation in the top four and felt that Jessica Felcan (BC), Tatyana Soldera (QC), and Catherine Brown (ON), did a great job and I know they will be contenders in the future. I’m also glad that everyone is having such a great time here in Calgary.”

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About the CET Medal Series

Designed to provide a skill-building foundation for the next generation of Canadian Equestrian Team riders, the CET Medal series was founded by Barbara Anderson, and is an equitation competition where riders are judged on their position and riding style. For more information on the CET Medal series, visit www.equestrian.ca/sport/jumping/athlete-development. A list of past National CET Medal winners can be found here.

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CET Medal National Finals – Overall Results

Placing / Rider / Hometown / Horse / Owner / Total Score
1st Taylor Winther Blair / Prince George, BC / Crack / Patricia Beattie / 257.500
2nd Jessica Felcan / West Vancouver, BC / Cortofino / Brabant Holdings Inc. / 255.00
3rd Tatyana Soldera / Montreal, QC / Arezzo.Z / Isabelle Casgrain / 234.00
4th Catherine Brown / Ottawa, ON / Haddy / Catherine Brown / 226.00
5th Rosalie Gagné / Lévis, QC / Cognac Chateau Hollogne Z / Alexandra Cantin / 143.00
6th Katrina Komitsch / Calgary, AB / Secreto / Katrina Komitsch / 136.00
7th Koridawn Badry-Witter / Sherwood Park, AB / Allgor / Kylina Chalack / 124.00
8th Trista Sillers / Sherwood Park, AB / Scribble / Trista Sillers / 122.00

CET Medal National Finals – Flat & Gymnastics Phase 1

Placing / Rider / Hometown / Horse / Owner / Total Score
1st Taylor Winther Blair / Prince George, BC / Crack / Patricia Beattie / 88
2nd Kate Walkington / Langley, BC / Clarimero T / Kate Walkington / 86
3rd Jessica Felcan / West Vancouver, BC / Cortofino / Brabant Holdings Inc. / 85
4th Anya Bereznicki / Calgary, AB / VDL Iglesias / Elizabeth Lawson / 74
5th Tatyana Soldera / Montreal, QC / Arezzo.Z / Isabelle Casgrain / 69
6th Rosalie Gagné / Lévis, QC / Cognac Chateau Hollogne Z / Alexandra Cantin / 68
7th Catherine Brown / Ottawa, ON / Haddy / Catherine Brown / 66
8th Katrina Komitsch / Calgary, AB / Secreto / Katrina Komitsch / 58
9th Koridawn Badry-Witter / Sherwood Park, AB / Allgor / Kylina Chalack / 52
10th Trista Sillers / Sherwood Park, AB / Scribble / Trista Sillers / 48
11th Sonja Sward / Calgary, AB / Arctic Bay / Sonja Sward / 42

CET Medal National Finals – Jumping Phase 2

Placing / Rider / Hometown / Horse / Owner / Total Score
1st Jessica Felcan / West Vancouver, BC / Cortofino / Brabant Holdings Inc. / 173
2nd Taylor Winther Blair / Prince George, BC / Crack / Patricia Beattie / 173.5
3rd Tatyana Soldera / Montreal, QC / Arezzo.Z / Isabelle Casgrain / 153
4th Catherine Brown / Ottawa, ON / Haddy / Catherine Brown / 149
5th Katrina Komitsch / Calgary, AB / Secreto / Katrina Komitsch / 136
6th Rosalie Gagné / Lévis, QC / Cognac Chateau Hollogne Z / Alexandra Cantin / 143
7th Trista Sillers / Sherwood Park, AB / Scribble / Trista Sillers / 122
8th Koridawn Badry-Witter / Sherwood Park, AB / Allgor / Kylina Chalack / 124
9th Jessie DeJordy Butler / St. Charles sur Richelieu, QC / Espoir Ardent / Jessie DeJordy Butler / 48
10th Anya Bereznicki / Calgary, AB / VDL Iglesias / Elizabeth Lawson / 115
11th Kate Walkington / Langley, BC / Clarimero T / Kate Walkington / 86
12th Sonja Sward / Calgary, AB / Arctic Bay / Sonja Sward / 42

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