Olympic rider tries out teaching saddle

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Olympic rider Garry Roque spent a day in Flamborough coaching area riders on their jumping skills at Foxcroft Equestrian Centre.

Roque is one of Canada's elite equestrians in the sport of 3-Day Eventing. He and his mount "Waikura" were members of the Canadian team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Roque also rode in the World Equestrian Games in 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden and was a silver medalist at the 1991 Pan American Games. Garry has been Leading Male Rider in Ontario for four of the last five years.

The sport of Three-Day Eventing is a rigorous and complete test of horsemanship in which a horse and rider completes three phases (a sort of equine triathlon). They first perform a "dressage test" or a pattern of compulsory figures judged on style and accuracy. Then they gallop a cross-country course of solid jumps including water obstacles, ditches and jumping onto and off of banks. This phase requires courage and stamina. Finally, they must demonstrate athleticism and skill with a stadium jumping test.

Garry is a real inspiration to area riders, noted Foxcroft head instructor, Stephanie St. Pierre. He rides at the top levels, yet he is actively coaching students and developing young horses at Ontario shows all summer. At Foxcroft, Roque worked with 16 competitive riders ranging in age from nine years old to adult. All riders enjoyed Garry's calm and encouraging manner and his challenging jumping exercises.

Foxcroft was fortunate to fit into Garry's schedule as he left for Florida at the end of January to attend training camp. Roque is short-listed for the Canadian team at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.

Olympic rider tries out teaching saddle

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Olympic rider Garry Roque spent a day in Flamborough coaching area riders on their jumping skills at Foxcroft Equestrian Centre.

Roque is one of Canada's elite equestrians in the sport of 3-Day Eventing. He and his mount "Waikura" were members of the Canadian team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Roque also rode in the World Equestrian Games in 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden and was a silver medalist at the 1991 Pan American Games. Garry has been Leading Male Rider in Ontario for four of the last five years.

The sport of Three-Day Eventing is a rigorous and complete test of horsemanship in which a horse and rider completes three phases (a sort of equine triathlon). They first perform a "dressage test" or a pattern of compulsory figures judged on style and accuracy. Then they gallop a cross-country course of solid jumps including water obstacles, ditches and jumping onto and off of banks. This phase requires courage and stamina. Finally, they must demonstrate athleticism and skill with a stadium jumping test.

Garry is a real inspiration to area riders, noted Foxcroft head instructor, Stephanie St. Pierre. He rides at the top levels, yet he is actively coaching students and developing young horses at Ontario shows all summer. At Foxcroft, Roque worked with 16 competitive riders ranging in age from nine years old to adult. All riders enjoyed Garry's calm and encouraging manner and his challenging jumping exercises.

Foxcroft was fortunate to fit into Garry's schedule as he left for Florida at the end of January to attend training camp. Roque is short-listed for the Canadian team at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.

Olympic rider tries out teaching saddle

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Olympic rider Garry Roque spent a day in Flamborough coaching area riders on their jumping skills at Foxcroft Equestrian Centre.

Roque is one of Canada's elite equestrians in the sport of 3-Day Eventing. He and his mount "Waikura" were members of the Canadian team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Roque also rode in the World Equestrian Games in 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden and was a silver medalist at the 1991 Pan American Games. Garry has been Leading Male Rider in Ontario for four of the last five years.

The sport of Three-Day Eventing is a rigorous and complete test of horsemanship in which a horse and rider completes three phases (a sort of equine triathlon). They first perform a "dressage test" or a pattern of compulsory figures judged on style and accuracy. Then they gallop a cross-country course of solid jumps including water obstacles, ditches and jumping onto and off of banks. This phase requires courage and stamina. Finally, they must demonstrate athleticism and skill with a stadium jumping test.

Garry is a real inspiration to area riders, noted Foxcroft head instructor, Stephanie St. Pierre. He rides at the top levels, yet he is actively coaching students and developing young horses at Ontario shows all summer. At Foxcroft, Roque worked with 16 competitive riders ranging in age from nine years old to adult. All riders enjoyed Garry's calm and encouraging manner and his challenging jumping exercises.

Foxcroft was fortunate to fit into Garry's schedule as he left for Florida at the end of January to attend training camp. Roque is short-listed for the Canadian team at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.