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Weekend Recap from March 4 - 5
The YWC Team Canada all got together just outside of Toronto for a weekend gathering March 3-5. Flying into Toronto I was definitely nervous having never met any of these girls in person besides Kaidyn, but only on Zoom calls and groups chats. When we got to the cottage everyone was incredibly sweet! We spent the rest of Friday singing songs, making pizzas and having fun just getting to know each other. Saturday we woke up early and got to go to our Team manager's barn to work on our riding, showmanship and banding. We also got the chance to meet with a past Team Canada rider. Abby had won the Showmanship in 2020 for Canada. She came and talked with us about how to be good team players and her experience. We spent the evening laughing and enjoying our last night together. The next morning a friend came over to the cottage and taught us some yoga. It was a great time with lots of chuckles. Then everyone had to start heading out. We all said our goodbyes and started our countdowns for Texas.
Weekend Recap from March 4 - 5
Our coach Jodi and manager Jess set up a get together weekend for the team to meet and do some riding! I was very excited leading up to this weekend, as it was the first time the team got to be together and meet other than zoom calls and social media. When me and Tylar arrived at the airport Jodi was waiting for us with a couple other team members and then we hit the road for the cottage. On the drive we got to know each other and I tried my first butter tart, if you go to Ontario i recommend trying them because they are amazing! Once we got to the cottage we met the rest of the team members got to know each other and did some singing and dancing. Everyone was very easy to get along with, they are amazing people! At the end of the night we all bunked up and went to bed early for our early start in the morning. In the morning we got up early and and headed for the barn, we met Abby that was a gold medalist for Team Canada in the past, then we got straight to the lessons with a couple of other coaches as well. During our lessons we rode all new horses and got to know them as well! We rode, braided, banded, and do showmanship After a full day of riding and learning we went back to the cottage and made pizzas together, and talked about our trip to Texas. The next morning we all got up bright and early again and had a yoga class to get us all ready for our travels! I wish that we had another fun filled weekend together as a team so we could ride together again, but Texas is coming fast and I couldn’t be more thankful for this experience!
"Two Yarmouth County quarter horse riders named to Team Canada for 2023 World Cup," reads the headline in Feb. 13, 2023, Saltwire News ( E-EDITIONS of THE CHRONICLE HERALD CAPE BRETON POST THE TELEGRAM THE GUARDIAN WEEKLY PUBLICATIONS )
YARMOUTH, N.S. — Two teens from Yarmouth County will be Texas bound this summer as members of Team Canada for the 2023 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup.
Kaidyn Goodwin, of Tusket, has been chosen as one of two alternate riders for the team, while Tylar Randall Gray, of Yarmouth, has been picked as one of three horsemanship and leadership development members.
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