Jaydan Stettner of Regina, SK rode to a fifth place finish in the 2018 J.C Anderson Legacy Medal 1.20m Finals, held at the prestigious Royal West Jumping Tournament in Calgary, AB, October 18-28.
The first J.C. Anderson Legacy Medal National Finals brought riders from the East and West. “If we are going to build our sport and have top riders representing [Canada] at the Olympic games and championships – it’s really important to develop the basics,” said John Anderson, “The J.C. Anderson Legacy Medal is the opportunity for the young athletes to fine tune their skills and be rewarded for their efforts.” Generous Athlete Development Bursaries were awarded to the top five riders as well as Travel Bursaries to the top 12 to assist these promising young riders.
The J.C. Anderson Legacy Medal is a Jumper based Medal Series open to any athlete under the age of 25 as of January 1st. To qualify to compete in this class, each rider must have ridden in a minimum of two J.C. Anderson Legacy Medal classes, which were held at competitions across the country in 2018. This qualifies the riders to be eligible to compete in the Eastern and Western Regional Finals. The top 10 athletes from each region were then invited to compete at the 2018 National Finals at the Royal West.
Here is a full list of the placings for the J.C. Anderson Legacy Medal 1.20m Overall: