Emma Johnston Receives Heather Wellman Youth Bursary

Emma Johnston has been names recipient of the 2014 Heather Wellman Youth Bursary

On receiving the bursary Emma had this to say “I would sincerely like to thank the OHTA and Eventing Canada for the incredible opportunity to be named the recipient of the Heather Wellman Youth Bursary for the 2014 year. I am so very honoured and appreciative of their kindness and generosity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

The bursary is offered by the Ontario Horse Trials Association (OHTA) in partnership with Eventing Canada to an exceptional young rider in Canada who has exhibited the enthusiasm for the sport of Eventing which sets them apart from her peers. The bursary is named in memory of Heather Wellman, a much loved and devoted individual who gave selflessly to the sport.

The OHTA will provide complimentary entries for any two, non-championship Horse Trials in the province, as well as a 2014 membership in its young rider program. In addition, Emma will have an opportunity to ride in two of Eventing Canada 2014 clinic at Pommelé Acres near Tottenham, Ontario.

Emma rides in Ontario with Canadian Team Member and Pan Am Gold Medallist, Jessica Phoenix.

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