34th IMGA WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - Wales 2019
United Counties Showground. Carmarthen
15th to 20th July 2019
Canada Open Team
My name is Lily Solomon and I am 17 years old. I started riding when I was 4 and playing games when I was 7. I have done Dressage and Show Jumping but the past few years I have been focusing mainly on games. I love Mounted Games because of the speed and athleticism required. Since 2015, I have had the privilege of riding and competing at World Teams, Pairs and Individuals in different countries including, the United States, France, England, Ireland and Denmark. I’m looking forward to competing on borrowed ponies, meeting new friends and catching up with the ones I met in past years.
Caitlin FinlayCaitlin Finlay 17 yrs, Student Hometown: Scugog, Ontario, Canada My best games achievement is that both my pony and I started off not knowing games and now we have grown together to become much more competitive after four years of training and competitions. My achievements took me to New Zealand in November 2018 to represent team Canada for U17 and I was fortunate enough to ride in open pairs for Canada in Denmark July of 2018.
Bryson Strickland 19 years old Hometown: Woodville, Ontario Canada I have been competing in mounted games for 12 years and competed at worlds on a few occasions. I have competed at the U-17 World team championships 2015, and 2016, as well as World pairs champions 2016. WTC 2019 in wales will be my first open Team championships. I look forward to meeting new teams and riders, as well as meeting up with friends from past travels. Good luck to all teams.
I’m 18 years old and proud to have made it on the Canadian Worlds Team twice in the last three years. In 2017, I represented our U17 team in New Zealand and now Wales for our open team. I have been riding since I was able to walk and gaming for 6 years now. I’ve taught each of my ponies from scratch about games and molded them into the game ponies they are today. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and visiting Wales this year.
Jeff Couch – Coach
Jeff has been involved with mounted games for 24 years. Outside of Canada he has had the opportunity to compete in Wales, Sweden, Belgium and the U.S.A. He is looking forward to coaching this year’s Canadian team. Besides riding, he enjoys spending time with his wife Laura and son Colton.