The Robinson LLP Award of Excellence in Dressage Winners


The annual Robinson LLP Award of Excellence in Dressage is awarded at the culmination of The Sparkle and Spurs show in Edmonton. The award is offered to the junior or amateur rider with the highest average of three scores from three separate shows, the last being Sparkle and Spurs.

The yearly winner receives their name on a trophy displayed in the Robinson LLP Building, a crystal trophy to take home, and $1,000.

Please join us in congratulating our winners below:

2021: Quinn Assinger

Quinn Assinger recieved the award in 2021, along her horse, Hemi. Quinn said the award made her whole year and she is hoping to use the money towards the AJYR AYDDP symposium.

2018: Kathryn Robinson

Kathryn Robinson Wins 2018 Dressage Award of Excellence

Photo credit: PC Jessica Mayfield Photography

2018’s winner was Kathryn Robinson, a junior rider from Edmonton, Alberta. Kathryn and her horse Forget-Me-Not finished a phenomenal 2018 show season with this award. Her season highlights included being named Third Level champion of both Alberta and BC along with Third Level championship and freestyle awards in Edmonton, Calgary, Vernon, and Vancouver.

2017: Fiona Carlstrom

Fiona Carlstrom Wins 2017 Dressage Award of Excellence

Friend and client of Robinson LLP Marg Kovaluk presenting the award to Fiona Carlstrom with Carol Robinson and horse Allegra

Robinson LLP was pleased to announce Fiona Carlstrom as the winner of the fourth annual Award of Excellence in Dressage. Fiona was thrilled to win this award and to be recognized as an Adult Amateur and it was fabulous to see Ms. Kovaluk ringside.

2016: Colleen Beres

Robinson LLP Award of Excellence of Dressage

Colleen Beres took away the award in 2016, along her horse, Apollo.

2015: Colleen Church McDowall

2015 Dressage Award Winner

The winner of the first-ever Robinson LLP Dressage Award of Excellence was Colleen Church McDowall (with her mount, Dorian Dark).

Robinson LLP Award of Excellence in Dressage

Robinson LLP again congratulates all past winners. To learn more about this annual event, or to register, please visit our Award of Excellence in Dressage page.

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