Ottawa, ON, August 4, 2022

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the 2021 National Award recipients, recognized for their impressive achievements and contributions to the growth and success of the Canadian equestrian community.

The 2021 recipients are as follows. Click on the recipient’s name to learn more.

2021 EC National Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award - Claudia Cojocar

Volunteer of the Year - Sue Foell

Equestrian of the Year – The Dr. George Jacobsen Trophy - Lauren Barwick

Junior Equestrian of the Year – The Gillian Wilson Trophy - Eric Krawitt

Horse of the Year - All In (Owner: Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu)

Owner of the Year - MarBill Hill Farm

Canadian Bred Horse of the Year - Beneficial (Owner: Alicia Gadban-Lewis; Breeder: Paula Leweke)

Canadian Breeder of the Year, Presented by John Deere - John Carey

EC would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2021 EC National Awards, including the many individuals who submitted nominations to support deserving individuals. Across the board, the quality of the nominations was extremely high, which is a testament to the world-class athletes, owners, officials, organizations, volunteers and supporters within the Canadian equestrian industry. 

EC would also like to thank the Awards Committee for their time and effort in selecting the recipients, with support and input from EC stakeholders and experts. The 2021 EC Awards Committee is comprised of Peggy Hambly (Chair), Jennifer Anstey, Julie Brewster, Alison Martin, and Taylor McRae. 

The EC National Awards are presented annually to celebrate the impressive achievements of individuals, equines and organizations who have contributed to the growth and success of the equestrian community. For more information, click here

Questions or comments regarding the 2021 EC National Awards can be directed to: Melanie McLearon, EC Staff Appointee to the Awards Committee,