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Ninth CWHBA YB team heading to World Championships

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The 2019 team: Top left Maria Ardito, third from left Grace Arnburg, bottom left Charmaine Bergman team coach

By Chris Gouild / CWHBA
Photography: © CWHBA

The CWHBA will be sending its ninth Young Breeders Team to the International Young Breeders Championships in Denmark next month. Never having missed in over 20 years, since 2003, the CWHBA has been to more championships than any other non-European studbook.

Chairperson, Janice Tyndall makes the point “that the CWHBA Board and members have been 100% behind the program from the beginning. It has been important for us to give back to the community and nurture interest in the value of breeding.” That commitment has been rewarded in several ways; a number of former team members are active volunteers with the association, both at the national and chapter level. Others are already engaged in their own successful breeding programs and credit the Young Breeders program with giving them the knowledge and skills to make astute choices as they build their business.
Grace Arnburg, three time team member, credits Young Breeders with giving her the confidence and skills to start her own small breeding program. “I made connections with other CWHBA breeders and found them always willing to help. That involvement and learning how to recognize well-bred horses gave me the confidence to jump in.”
This year’s team includes both returnees and newcomers, hailing from three provinces, Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. Here are comments by some of the team members that reflect the excitement and value they are anticipating from this experience.
Returnee Avery Caine from Ontario, who is studying Equine Performance and Rehabilitation at Hartpury University in England (hosts of the 2015 IYBC), says; “At the last competition I gained a lot of valuable insights and have been working hard to address my strengths and weaknesses. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the 2024 team and cannot wait to work alongside my teammates and represent Canada in Denmark.”.. To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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