Nova Scotia rider wins team silver at Pan Am Games
by Mary McIntosh
Brittany Fraser is making a name for herself in the international world of dressage. Fraser, 27, of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and her teammates earned the team silver medal in dressage for Canada at the Pan American Games in Toronto in July. Coached by Canadian four-time Olympian Ashley Holzer, Fraser is fully committed to becoming the best the sport has to offer.
Fraser’s father, Craig, who owns a construction business, has been her major sponsor. Her father encouraged her to ride at four, and her stepmother, Kathryn Fraser, taught her the fundamentals. She honed her skills as a teenager with Ruth Koch, an Ottawa-area Level III dressage coach, and trained with German coach, Albrecht Heidemann, in Canada’s Future Young Riders Select Training Program (FYRST). (read more)