Nicholas Pietrzak and Rieslynd, who train at Glenora’s Foxstone Stable, overcome an obstacle on a course at Thunderbird Show Park in Fort Langley during the West Coast Classic. (Totem photography)

Cowichan Equestrian shines at the first horse show since the beginning of COVID COVID

Foxstone Stable’s Nicholas Pietrzak wins Thunderbird .90m Good Hands and Seat Class

A young rider from Cowichan Valley made a name for himself at the first equestrian show on the Pacific coast of Canada since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nicholas Pietrzak (14) and his horse Rieslynd took first place in the Thunderbird .90m Good Hands and Seat Class at the West Coast Classic Series at Thunderbird Show Park in Fort Langley on July 4th.

The show drew riders and horses from across the Pacific Northwest of Canada. For most of the years it also attracts American drivers.

The course is designed to showcase young equestrian talent in the Pacific Northwest, explained Lynne Adam of Glenora’s Foxstone Stable. Pietrzak and Rieslynd train at Foxstone with a licensed and certified Equine Canada trainer Georgia Hunt. Nicholas also works with several horses and ponies on his family’s farm in North Cowichan.

Cowichan Valley Equestrian