Canadian Show Jumping Team 2014 Media Guide
Show jumping is a shared passion for the Chad family. Parents Rob and Laurel, both active riders, introduced their daughters, Bretton and Kara, to the sport. While encouraged to try a variety of sports and activities growing up, both young women elected to follow in their parents’ footsteps.
Chad has made huge strides in the sport, quickly progressing from the pony ranks in 2008 to making her debut on the Canadian Show Jumping Team Short List in 2014. Along the way, she won numerous championship titles in the junior divisions, and first represented Canada internationally as a member of the Young Riders Nations’ Cup tour in 2011, competing in team events in Belgium and Austria. She recently competed in her second consecutive Hollow Creek Young Riders Nations Cup in Wellington, FL.
Riding Alberto II, Chad scored her first major victory, the 23,500 Euro 1.45m Grand Prix in the CSI2* division of the 2013 Global Champions Tour event in Vienna, Austria. Chad spent the fall of 2013 competing in Europe under the tutelage of 2012 Olympic team gold medalist Ben Maher of Great Britain.
Chad balances her competitive goals with studying at Clarement McKenna College in California.