Equestrian

An exultant Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Northern Light were cheered on by the crowd in Toronto as they rode to a podium finish in the $250,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup on Saturday night, Nov. 12, the only Canadian team to do so. (Jump Media)

VIDEO: Langley’s Foster takes podium at $250K Longines FEI Jumping World Cup

Named Leading Canadian Rider at Toronto event

  • Nov 17, 2022

 

Langley’s Tiffany Foster was named the reserve Canadian champion riding Northern Light at the $125,000 Henry Equestrian Canadian Show Jumping Championship in Toronto on Saturday, Nov. 5. (Photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography)

Langley’s Tiffany Foster named reserve Canadian champion at $125,000 Henry Equestrian Canadian Show Jumping Championship

Next up, the Royal Horse Show CSI 5-W, against some of the biggest names in the sport

  • Nov 8, 2022

 

Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA) held its ninth Campbell Valley Wine Run & Ride on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, this time leaving and ending at the PRDA stables on 208th Street in South Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Costumed-runners grateful to see wine run return

Approximately 300 ran, walked, or rode through South Langley Sunday for charity

 

Aldergrove’s Kassidy Keith has felt a difference in her nine-year-old stallion, Fenelon WF won their first U25 event at tbird on on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the CSI3* BCHJA Fall Finale. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)

Aldergrove’s Kassidy Keith rides to victory in her first U25 event at tbird

Pair finished more than four seconds ahead of competition

  • Sep 24, 2022
Aldergrove’s Kassidy Keith has felt a difference in her nine-year-old stallion, Fenelon WF won their first U25 event at tbird on on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the CSI3* BCHJA Fall Finale. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Hawley Awad and Jollybo cleared a jump at the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Championships in Italy on Saturday. (Cealy Tetley photo)

Updated: Aldergrove rider leads Canadian team at world championships

‘Pretty rad,’ a pleased Hawley Awad remarked

  • Sep 18, 2022
Hawley Awad and Jollybo cleared a jump at the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Championships in Italy on Saturday. (Cealy Tetley photo)
In the $50,000 Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix on Sunday, Aug. 28, 19-year-old Brooke Morin from the U.S.A. and NKH Carrido won their first international Grand Prix. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
In the $50,000 Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix on Sunday, Aug. 28, 19-year-old Brooke Morin from the U.S.A. and NKH Carrido won their first international Grand Prix. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Aldergrove’s Kassidy Keith and Fenelon WF won the $5,000 MarBill Hill U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday, Aug. 27. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

Aldergrove’s Kassidy Keith and Fenelon WF win MarBill Hill U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park

‘He tried his heart out’ Keith says of nine-year-old Irish Sport Horse stallion

Aldergrove’s Kassidy Keith and Fenelon WF won the $5,000 MarBill Hill U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday, Aug. 27. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Chris Pack is president and operations director at tbird. (Langley Advance Times files)

tbird: From rugby to riding ring

Leadership at tbird brings out the best in everyone, no matter the athletic background

  • Aug 27, 2022
Chris Pack is president and operations director at tbird. (Langley Advance Times files)
Young riders watched the competition unfold during Thunderbird Show Park’s three-week FEI circuit, which is building toward this Sunday, Aug. 28 and the Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix 1.45m. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Week three of FEI jumping underway at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park

Top jumpers compete in Summer Fort Festival and Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix

  • Aug 25, 2022
Young riders watched the competition unfold during Thunderbird Show Park’s three-week FEI circuit, which is building toward this Sunday, Aug. 28 and the Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix 1.45m. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Jane Tidball (Langley Advance Times files)

tbird: Her family lays the groundwork

Jane Tidball identifies sportsmanship and preserving a family legacy as pillars of tbird

  • Aug 24, 2022
Jane Tidball (Langley Advance Times files)
Matthew Sampson (GBR) and Elisa BJX won the $100,000 ATCO Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park Sunday, Aug. 21. It was only the second time the 10-year-old Oldenburg mare had jumped in a 1.50m event. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

VIDEO: Britain’s Matthew Sampson wins $100,000 ATCO Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park

For 10-year-old Oldenburg mare Elisa BJX, it was only her second 1.50m event

  • Aug 22, 2022
Matthew Sampson (GBR) and Elisa BJX won the $100,000 ATCO Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park Sunday, Aug. 21. It was only the second time the 10-year-old Oldenburg mare had jumped in a 1.50m event. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
BCHJA Thunderbird show jumping event from 2017. (Jan Blackhall Facebook/Special to the News)

Langley jumper judge saddles up for Thunderbird show jumping event

Jan Blackhall will be judging the many contestants at Sunday’s $100,000 CSI3* ATCO Cup

BCHJA Thunderbird show jumping event from 2017. (Jan Blackhall Facebook/Special to the News)
Hayley Mercer and “surfer dude” Crown Royal have been a force to be reckoned with, racking up a list of impressive showings including winning the $5,000 MarBill Hill U25 League 1.35m in July. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Hayley Mercer and “surfer dude” Crown Royal have been a force to be reckoned with, racking up a list of impressive showings including winning the $5,000 MarBill Hill U25 League 1.35m in July. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
A young rider guides a horse at tbird, rated as the best facility for developing new talent in Canada by Dayton Gorsline, Jumping Youth Development Program Advisor for the Equestrian Canada (EC) Jumping Talent ID Program. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Thunderbird Show Park rated best in Canada for encouraging young talent

‘I don’t know if everyone out there appreciates how good it is’

A young rider guides a horse at tbird, rated as the best facility for developing new talent in Canada by Dayton Gorsline, Jumping Youth Development Program Advisor for the Equestrian Canada (EC) Jumping Talent ID Program. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Kim McDougall works as steward for Equestrian Canada. She has been hired by Thunderbird Canada to ensure safety of animals and spectators at the Summer Fort Series. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley woman serves as steward at tbird’s top events

Retired flight attendant now works with high fliers of a different sort

Kim McDougall works as steward for Equestrian Canada. She has been hired by Thunderbird Canada to ensure safety of animals and spectators at the Summer Fort Series. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Thunderbird Show Park is returning with its three-week Summer Fort Series. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

$100,000 on table in Langley for ATCO Cup Sunday

Equestrians coming from North America and Europe

Thunderbird Show Park is returning with its three-week Summer Fort Series. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Kyle King won the $100,000 CSI3* ONNI Grand Prix 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, Aug. 14. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

VIDEO: Langley’s Kyle King wins $100,000 ONNI Grand Prix at tbird

‘I pulled on the reins a little later’

  • Aug 15, 2022
Langley’s Kyle King won the $100,000 CSI3* ONNI Grand Prix 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, Aug. 14. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Langley City rider Gillian Fraser and FF Christiana won the ‘Ranch Rail’ open and amateur events at the Region 17 Arabian Horse Association competition at Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, July 24. Close to 200 competitors fro0m B.C., Alberta and the U.S. took part in the first post-COVID regional competition for North America’s largest Arabian horse association. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Arabian horses and riders vie for awards at Langley event

Regional competition attracts close to 200 competitors from B.C., Alberta, and the U.S.

Langley City rider Gillian Fraser and FF Christiana won the ‘Ranch Rail’ open and amateur events at the Region 17 Arabian Horse Association competition at Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, July 24. Close to 200 competitors fro0m B.C., Alberta and the U.S. took part in the first post-COVID regional competition for North America’s largest Arabian horse association. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Kyle King and Dustin 254 won the $20,000 Grand Prix 1.40m Sunday afternoon (July 3) at Thunderbird Show Park. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Langley’s Kyle King and Dustin 254 won the $20,000 Grand Prix 1.40m Sunday afternoon (July 3) at Thunderbird Show Park. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Aldergrove-based riders (from left) Maklaine Rogers, Elle Settle, (with Zeus), Claire Settle, Katie Foss have been chosen to represent the Zone 3 Equestrian team in Equestrian Vaulting at the 2022 Games in Prince George July 21-24. (Gina Settle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove-based riders (from left) Maklaine Rogers, Elle Settle, (with Zeus), Claire Settle, Katie Foss have been chosen to represent the Zone 3 Equestrian team in Equestrian Vaulting at the 2022 Games in Prince George July 21-24. (Gina Settle/Special to Langley Advance Times)