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Bio


April Simmonds

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Bio


April Simmonds

 

Blyth Equestrian is owned by Canadian Event rider April Simmonds who trains with Clayton Fredericks.  She was the 5th place young adult advanced rider in the USA during 2016, and in 2014 was Canada’s top junior rider and second place USEA junior rider. 

April won successive bronze medals at the North American Junior Young Rider Championships, in Lexington, Kentucky in 2013 (CCI*) and 2014 (CCI**). She was named as an alternate to the Canadian Pan Am Eventing Team competing in Toronto in 2015.

April trains and sells exceptional competition horses in the Eventing, Hunter, and jumper disciplines. Operations are located in Uxbridge, Ontario in the summer months, Lynchburg, Virginia in the Spring and fall and Ocala, Florida in the winter months.

 
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Equine Partners


Equine Partners

Equine Partners


Equine Partners

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Impressively Done (“Preston”)


Impressively Done (“Preston”)

Preston is an adorable 10 year old chestnut thoroughbred gelding acquired as a 6 year old from David and Karen O’Connor.  As a team they have developed from Training to the Advanced level.  In 2014 April and Preston won the bronze medal at the North AmericanYoung Rider Championships in Kentucky at the CCI** level. In 2013 the pair won the bronze medal at the same event at the CCI 1* level.

Impressively Done (“Preston”)


Impressively Done (“Preston”)

Preston is an adorable 10 year old chestnut thoroughbred gelding acquired as a 6 year old from David and Karen O’Connor.  As a team they have developed from Training to the Advanced level.  In 2014 April and Preston won the bronze medal at the North AmericanYoung Rider Championships in Kentucky at the CCI** level. In 2013 the pair won the bronze medal at the same event at the CCI 1* level.

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Quebec NZPH (“Rex”)


Quebec NZPH (“Rex”)

Rex is a 12 year old New Zealand performance horse gelding.  April acquired him in September of 2014 from an Australian rider located in England.  In 2015 April and Rex were selected as an alternate for the Canadian Pan Am Team competing in Toronto games.

Quebec NZPH (“Rex”)


Quebec NZPH (“Rex”)

Rex is a 12 year old New Zealand performance horse gelding.  April acquired him in September of 2014 from an Australian rider located in England.  In 2015 April and Rex were selected as an alternate for the Canadian Pan Am Team competing in Toronto games.

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About Three Day Eventing:


About Three Day Eventing:

About Three Day Eventing:


About Three Day Eventing:

“Eventing” is the equine equivalent of the triathlon — which combines the disciplines of dressage, show jumping and cross-country. Eventing is perhaps the most dangerous sport in the Summer Olympics—where Eventing has claimed a spot since 1912. The Dressage phase begins every eventing competition. Originally designed to show the horse’s ability to perform intricate movements on the parade involved with reviewing troops, today the dressage test comprises a set series of movements performed in an enclosed arena. Precision, smoothness, suppleness and complete obedience show off the horse’s responsiveness. The Cross-Country test takes place on the second day of competition. The object of this test is to prove the partnership of the horse and rider, and the horse’s courage, speed, endurance, and jumping ability over varied terrain, through water and over obstacles such as logs, stone walls or hedges. This is gruelling as they gallop to complete the course in a required time. The third and final test takes place in the show jumping arena. A show jumping course comprises a series of coloured fences made up of rails that are easily knocked down. This final phase tests the stamina and recovery of the horse after the Cross Country phase and shows the precision and jumping ability of the partnership.