Saturday, December 11, 2010

Canada: Terre O'Brennan Named 2010 BC Horse Council's Horse Person of the Year

Terre O’Brennan has made an outstanding contribution to horse sport, Endurance riding in particular, rising through the years to become the most respected Endurance rider in BC and one of Canada’s top riders. She started riding in the early 1980’s on her first pony Cavvie in Endurance moving up to her current mount Koszaar. The pair were recently named as alternates for the 2010 WEG team.

Terre isn’t just a determined and clever rider she also spends countless hours giving back to the horse sport. She is one of the original members and a current Director of the Endurance Riders Association of BC as well as an Affiliate director of Horse Council BC.

The “Over the Rainbow Ride” just celebrated its 21st year in existence and Terre has been actively involved as one of the Ride Manager for 17 of those years providing her computer savvy expertise. She has also been involved with the testing and improvements of the new Endurance software and training other Ride Managers. Most recently Terre has taken on the role of Vice-President of the newly formed Endurance Canada. Her first project is to develop a structure that would allow Endurance Canada to sanction rides in Canada. Other immediate responsibilities also include
implementing a points and mileage tracking system and annual awards.

Terre is a dedicated, hard working individual that continues to demonstrate a commitment to the sport of Endurance not only as an Ambassador, but as a competitor, Ride Manager and mentor to new riders coming into the sport.

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