Ontario Has Talent has provided wonderful support to Ontario Youth Dressage riders. Since two mothers started Ontario Has Talent two years ago, close to $50,000 has been granted to Dressage Youth athletes and this year also to our coaches.
In 2014, Ontario Has Talent will be providing more than $20,000 in support to North American Junior and Young riders who have qualified and met selection criteria. In addition, funding will also be provided to our contributing coaches: Belinda Trussell, David Marcus, Tom Dvorak and Diane Creech who have declared for the 2014 World Equestrian Games.
A special thank you also goes to Cindy Ishoy, Gina Smith, Ashley Holzer, Nancy McLaughlin, Cara Witham and Lorraine McDonald and countless others, who have supported the Ontario Youth program through the OHT initiative.
I am excited to announce that the Ontario Equestrian Federation has been selected to take the reins of Ontario Has Talent moving forward in order to take the program to the next level!
With the Ontario Equestrian Federation’s resources and experience, Ontario Has Talent can continue to grow and flourish.
Plans are already underway to expand this program to other disciplines to meet the growing need for support of our Ontario youth equestrians.