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Evi and Rigaudon Tyme featured on Eurodressage.com after winning the Intermediaire I Freestyle at the 2014 Palm Beach Dressage Derby, a CDI-W held in Wellington, Florida.

Thank you to Laura Cardon who wrote this article and to Astrid Appels for the photos!

Canadian Evi Strasser besed the final class, the Intermediaire I Kur to Music, at the 2014 Palm Beach Dressage Derby in Wellington, Florida, on Sunday 2 March 2014. In a field of only three competitors, Strasser and Rigaudon Tyme scored 72.208%. Second place went to Austrian Gabriela Stumpf (AUT) and Finally Love, who finished with a 68.125%. Amy Walker-Basak (USA) and Wagner were third with a 64.917%.  

Strasser's scores have steadily increased throughout the weekend before her win on Sunday. Strasser explained the trip to Wellington from Montreal, Canada, was a bit taxing on the horses, and she felt Rigaudon Tyme's fitness was finally back up to par this weekend.

"This weekend, he was already way more on the ball. It took us quite a while to come here from Montreal to Florida, and I think it took the [horses] a full four weeks to recover. I think they're just getting in shape, so I think next year we might have to come four weeks earlier!" Strasser smiled. "Every day, it got a little better. I took this time over the last two shows to build him up and get him settled more. I could feel that I could ride more and not overwhelm him. With horses that are almost doing the grand prix, it's always hard to ride a St. Georges because they are quicker than just an average St. Georges horse. They are way more alert."

Strasser was also pleased to see that her tweaks to the choreography of her freestyle had paid off. The music was originally tailored to another one of her horses, and Rigaudon Tyme's much larger gaits were causing the pair to either sacrifice quality or finish far ahead of the music.

 


Evi Strasser and Rigaudon Tyme, photo by Astrid Appels

"I had to put in two more pirouettes, and it worked out very well. Finally, I got it the way I want it and he really was amazing to ride and just very powerful, so it was a lot of fun doing it," Strasser explained.

Strasser feels their music, which she arranged with the help of Karen Robinson, fits Rigaudon Tyme's large frame perfectly.

"This is exactly the music I want for such powerful horses. I have two big, powerful horses, so you need something that's a bit more expressive. You can't put light music on a powerful horse. It's a lot of fun because he has this huge canter and it's exciting to ride. It's a lot of fun when you have a horse like that," Strasser described.

Strasser has brought Rigaudon Tyme (by Rosario) along since he was a three-year-old. Strasser usually buys prospects around that age before bringing them up through the ranks, an experience she describes as occasionally stressful, but incredibly rewarding.

Press release from Global Dressage Festival, written by Laura Cardon for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Tanya Strasser-Shostak Wins Florida International Youth Dressage Championships; Sadis, Davis, and Montagano Earn Division Honors

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Photo credit : SusanJSticle (http://www.susanjstickle.com/)

Feb 22 2014 - 10:30pm

Karin Pavicic Enjoys Another Blue Ribbon Ride in FEI Grand Prix Special; Lisa Wilcox and Galant Continue Winning Ways in FEI Intermediaire-1

For Immediate Release

Laura Cardon for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Wellington, FL – February 22, 2014 – CDI 3* competition continued at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) on Saturday with the FEI Grand Prix Special, presented by Stillpoint Farm, and the FEI Intermediaire-1, presented by Peacock Ridge. In addition to professional competition, the sport’s brightest young stars were recognized in the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships, presented by Dressage4Kids, to wrap up the evening.

Competition for the AGDF 7 CDIO/CDI 3* concludes on Sunday with the FEI Intermediaire-1 Freestyle and FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, beginning at approximately 10:15 a.m. at The Stadium at PBIEC.

Tanya Strasser-Shostak, 18, was crowned Overall Champion of the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships, presented by Dressage4Kids, for her total high score of 136.403% in the FEI Young Rider division with her own Action Tyme, a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding.

Of her victory, Strasser-Shostak said, “I’m very happy. Obviously, I had a really good weekend and my horse was always as the same page as me. He’s always trying, so it’s just great to have such a successful weekend.”

Action Tyme has been the perfect schoolmaster for Strasser-Shostak after spending plenty of time in the Grand Prix ring with Strasser-Shostak’s mother, Evi Strasser.

“[He’s taught me] so much. I’m so lucky that one day he can let me do the grand prix stuff, the next day we can go back to Young Riders, and the next day we can go hacking. Nothing fazes him, so he’s taught me everything,” Strasser-Shostak remarked.

Strasser-Shostak, who has competed at the AGDF since its inception in 2012, credited her experience at the show as a large part of her success. “There’s so many things that we can’t as young riders normally have, with the big rings, the atmosphere. It’s just nice that we can have this experience here. It’s very convenient, and the facility is great,” Strasser-Shostsak commented.

She continued, “It’s prepared me. Last year, I showed here with a different horse in Young Riders and also with Action a bit. It’s definitely prepared me for the Young Rider Championships and the Canadian championships. I don’t know if I would have won the bronze medal if I hadn’t had the same experience. I may not have had the same success. It’s nice that everything can come into one place.”

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Official release from Equine Canada

2013 Junior Equestrian of the Year – Tanya Strasser-Shostak

Tanya Strasser-Shostak of Ste. Adele, QC was awarded with the 2013 Junior Equestrian of the Year Award.

One of Canada’s most promising up-and-coming dressage riders, 18-year-old Strasser-Shostak had a landmark season in 2013. In May she was named the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for her impressive performances at the CDI 3* Angelstone Tournament in Rockland, ON, where she swept the FEI Young Rider division.

Later in the summer, she went on to represent Canada at the 2013 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, bringing home an Individual Bronze Medal for her Young Rider Freestyle score of 70.500%. She also helped Canada’s Young Rider Dressage Team earn fourth place overall.

“I am honored to be named Canada’s Junior Equestrian of the of Year. It is something I could only have dreamed of,” said Strasser-Shostak. “This year has been simply amazing and I am endlessly grateful to every person (and horse!) that has been there to guide me along the way. I hope to continue proudly representing Canada within this sport for many years to come.”

Equine Canada would like to congratulate Strasser-Shostak on her incredible 2013 season and wish her all the best in her bright future as a Canadian dressage athlete.

2nd   U25 - Intermediare II   67.368%

4th   U25 - Young Rider Grand Prix   64.116%

1st   U25 - Young Rider Grand Prix 

1st   U25 - Intermediare II

 

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   67.850%

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Individual   67.079%

4th   Young Riders - PSG Team   65.579%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   68.875%

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Individual   67.658%

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Team   65.632%

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Team   66.053%

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

Intermediaire 1 Freestyle   68.000%

Prix Saint-Georges   67.018%

Intermediaire 1   66.842%

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   70.975%

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Individual   68.509%

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Team   65.526%

EVI & RENAISSANCE TYME

6th   Grand Prix Freestyle   68.300%

3rd   Grand Prix   66.400%


EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

4th   Intermediaire 1 Freestyle   69.125%

3rd   Intermediaire 1   68.026%

8th   Prix Saint-Georges   65.351%


TANYA & ACTION TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   71.167%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   66.184%

EVI & RENAISSANCE TYME

5th   Grand Prix Freestyle   67.175%

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

2nd   Intermediaire 1 Freestyle   68.725%

2nd   Prix Saint-Georges   68.289%

Intermediaire 1   62.325%

 

TANYA & DELUXE TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   67.500%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual   66.053%

TANYA & DELUXE TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   68.075%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   67.895%

EVI & RENAISSANCE TYME

Grand Prix   65.860%

EVI & RENAISSANCE TYME

Grand Prix   65.860%

Grand Prix Freestyle  68.175%


EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

4th   Intermediaire 1 Freestyle   69.708%

Intermediaire 1   65.702%

Prix Saint-Georges    65.526%


TANYA & ACTION TYME

4th   Young Riders - PSG Individual   66.404%

5th   Young Riders - PSG Team   66.404%

EVI & RENAISSANCE TYME

Grand Prix Freestyle   68.700%


EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

4th   Intermediaire 1 Freestyle   68.250%

Intermediaire 1   67.325%


TANYA & ACTION TYME

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   70.000%

4th   Young Riders - PSG Team   65.307%

5th   Young Riders - PSG Individual   64.912%

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

1st   Intermediaire 1 Freestyle   72.208%

6th   Intermediaire 1   67.939%

6th   Prix St Georges   66.623%


EVI & SUPER TYME

Intermediaire I   64.868%

Prix St-Georges   64.298%

 

GDF7 CDIO3*/3* and Florida International Youth Dressage Championship - 20-23 February 2014
Congratulations to Tanya and Action Tyme who won the International Youth Dressage Championships in the Young Riders division and the Overall Champion of the Youth Championships! Congratulations to Evi who won the Trainer, Owner and Parent award as well as riding Rigaudon Tyme in his first Nations Cup this weekend as part of Team Canada 2!
 

TANYA & ACTION TYME
 

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   70.292%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual   69.035%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   67.368%


GDF5 CDI4*/3* - 6-9 February 2014

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

6th   Intermediaire I Freestyle   66.917%

Intermediaire I   66.917%


TANYA & ACTION TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   69.958%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual   66.711%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   65.921%

 

Adequan GDF 4 National - 1-2 February 2014

EVI & SUPER TYME

Prix St-Georges   67.237%

4th   Intermediaire I   66.842%


EVI & DE LUXE TYME

3rd   Intermediaire I   67.632%

Prix St-Georges   64.342%


TANYA & DANCING TYME

4th   Young Riders - Prix St-Georges   62.237%


GDF3 CDI-W - 23-26 January 2014

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

7th   Prix St-Georges   68.000%

TANYA & ACTION TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   67.425%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   66.921%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual   65.447%

 

All the horses have arrived well in Wellington, Florida for the 2014 show season. After only one week under the warm sun of Florida, some of them have already posted great results in their first show. Great way to start the season! 

GCDA Opener Festival CDI1*/J/Y/P/U25 - 17-19 January 2014

EVI & SUPER TYME

5th   Intermediaire I   67.105%

5th   Prix St-Georges   66.447%

EVI & DE LUXE TYME

6th   Prix St-Georges   66.908%

TANYA & DANCING TYME

TOC - Young Riders - PSG Team   62.105%

 

Royal Invitational Dressage Cup - 6-7 November 2013
The Royal Invitational Dressage Cup featured the four best riders in the country at the Grand Prix level.

EVI & ACTION TYME

3rd   Grand Prix Freestyle   67.375%

4th   Grand Prix


Dressage at Devon CDIW/J/Y - 26-29 September 2013

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

6th   Intermediaire 1   68.640%


TANYA & ACTION TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   70.650%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual   67.605%

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Team   66.974%


Saugerties NEDA Fall Festival CDI-W Y/J 
- 19-22 September 2013

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

6th   Intermediaire 1   66.228%


2013 Canadian National Youth/Ontario Championships - 30 August-1 September 2013

TANYA & ACTION TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual   69.211%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   68.465%


Saugerties Centerline HITs on the Hudson CDI3* - 16-19 August 2013

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

4th   Intermediaire 1 Freestyle   69.458%

6th   Prix St Georges   66.667%

Intermediaire 1   66.009%


TANYA & ACTION TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   69.417%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual   66.974%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   65.702%


Angelstone International Tournament CDI3* - 14-16 June 2013

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

2nd   Intermediaire 1   70.263%

4th   Prix St Georges   67.325%


TANYA & ACTION TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   69.925%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual   67.500%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   65.921%


TANYA & DE LUXE TYME

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Team   63.114%

 

Dressage du Boise-Ogilvy NAJRC Qualifier - 1-2 June 2013

TANYA & ACTION TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   65.724%


TANYA & DE LUXE TYME

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Team   64.342%

 

Angelstone Spring Tournament CDI3* - 17-19 May 2013 

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Photo credit : Mary White, Lone Oak Equine Photography


EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

2nd   Intermediaire 1   71.535%

2nd   Prix St Georges   68.114%


TANYA & ACTION TYME

1st  Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   68.900%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual   66.866%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   64.561%


TANYA & DE LUXE TYME

1st   TOC - Young Riders - PSG Individual   65.746% (EC Gold)

3rd   Prix St Georges   64.561% (EC Gold)

3rd   Young Riders - PSG Team   63.114%

4th   Young Riders - PSG Individual   62.982%


Wellington Nations Cup CDI - 12-15 April 2013

EVI & RENAISSANCE TYME

1st   Grand Prix

1st   Grand Prix Special


EVI & ACTION TYME

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Evi and Action Tyme were part of the bronze medal-winning Canadian Team #1 at the Nations Cup held in Wellington, Florida, alongside Christilot Boylen, David Marcus and Britanny Fraser. Congratulations!


EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

2nd   Intermediaire I Freestyle   67.417%

2nd   Prix St Georges   67.368%

3rd   Intermediaire 1   66.711%


TANYA & DE LUXE TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   65.458%


Wellington CDI 5* - 5-7 April 2013

EVI & RENAISSANCE TYME

1st   Grand Prix

1st   Grand Prix Special


EVI & ACTION TYME

3rd   Grand Prix Special


EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

2nd   Intermediaire I Freestyle   70.800%

4th   Prix St-Georges   68.105%

7th   Intermediaire 1   65.921%


TANYA & DE LUXE TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   62.375%


International Horse Sport Champions Cup CDI-W/CDI1* - 22-24 March 2013

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

1st   Intermediaire I Freestyle   69.042%

2nd   Intermediaire 1   68.553%

4th   Prix St-Georges   64.781%


TANYA & DE LUXE TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   64.208%


Dressage National 3 presented by Adequan - 19-20 March 2013

TANYA & DE LUXE TYME

3rd   FEI TOC - Young Riders - PSG Team   69.605%


WEF Dressage Classics CDI3* - 14-17 March 2013

EVI & RENAISSANCE TYME 
WEF Dressage Classic National Show 

1st   Grand Prix   68.511%


EVI & ACTION TYME

5th   Grand Prix   65.553%

5th   Grand Prix Special   64.771%


EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

5th   Intermediaire I Freestyle   67.350%

Prix St Georges   65.395%

Intermediaire I   65.211%


TANYA & DANCING TYME

4th   Young Riders - PSG Individual   63.377%


TANYA & RUBY TYME

3rd   Junior - Team   62.027%


WCD Challenge II CDI1* - 8-10 March 2013

EVI & SUPER TYME

1st   FEI TOC - Prix St Georges   69.737%

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Evi Strasser and Super Tyme warming up for his first ever Prix St Georges (in his first show ever!) before winning the class!


TANYA & ACTION TYME

2nd   FEI TOC - Young Riders - PSG Team   65.461%


TANYA & DE LUXE TYME

6th   FEI TOC - Young Riders - PSG Team   61.908%


CDI-W Loxahatchee - Palm Beach Dressage Derby - 1-3 March 2013

EVI & ACTION TYME

7th   Grand Prix   66.447%

2nd   Grand Prix Special   65.750%


EVI & RENAISSANCE TYME

2nd   FEI TOC - Grand Prix   66.702%


EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

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2nd   Intermediaire I Freestyle   69.150%

8th   Intermediaire I   65.737%

8th   Prix St Georges   64.447%


TANYA & DANCING TYME

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1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual  65.447%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   65.725%


TANYA & ACTION TYME

FEI TOC - Young Riders - PSG Team   64.737%


CDI-W Wellington - Florida Dressage Classic - 14-17 February 2013

EVI & ACTION TYME

Grand Prix Freestyle   68.175%

Grand Prix   65.106%


EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

3rd   Intermediaire I Freestyle   67.750%

8th   Intermediaire I   64.000%


TANYA & DANCING TYME

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   66.825%

2nd   Young Riders - PSG Individual   64.237%

3rd   Young Riders - PSG Team   62.921%


WCD Spring Challenge CDI3* West Palm Beach - 8-10 February 2013

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

3rd   Prix St Georges   65.763%

3rd   Intermediaire I   65.395%


TANYA & DANCING TYME

1st   Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   64.650%


WCD Sunshine Challenge/ World Dressage Masters West Palm Beach - 24-27 January 2013

EVI & DE LUXE TYME

Prix St Georges   64.474%


TANYA & RUBY TYME

1st   Junior - Freestyle   69.500%

5th   Junior - Team   62.892%

2013 has ben rich in emotions at Good Tyme Stables! 

After a very successful 2013 winter campaign in Florida with top international placings, the GTS team enjoyed a well deserved summer of training at home in St. Adele, Qc. Evi and Tanya have since then made a few appearances : North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, Canadian and Ontario Championships, Saugerties, Devon, the Royal Winter Fair Invitational... again with top placings and many medals. What a great year 2013 has been so far! 

Make sure to check out the Sales page as most of the horses which took part in this successful season are offered for sale. 

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A well deserved front page for Evi, Tanya and Action Tyme! Action and Tanya won a bronze medal for their freestyle at the North American Young Rider Championship. Mom is very proud! 

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Tanya Strasser and Action Tyme, winners of the 2013 Canadian Championship as well as the Ontario championship at the Young Rider level. Thank you to Nathalie Lawson for the pictures.

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Evi and Tanya Strasser and their amazing partner Action Tyme on the cover of the Oldenburg Auction catalog.

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Evi Strasser and Renaissance Tyme showing off their talent at Saugerties CDI. 

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Here is Denielle Gallagher's 5 year old daughter, Sophia, riding Argo Conti Tyme. What a good boy! Sophia has now decided that this is HER horse! "Argo" is an Argentinus - Contender, trained up to Grand Prix by Evi Strasser and is co-owned by Evi and Denielle.

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Evi and Action Tyme had the great honour of being invited at the 2013 Royal Invitational Dressage Cup bringing together the four best riders in the country at the Grand Prix level. Here was Evi's reaction after her rides : "Action Tyme and myself had a great time showing at the Royal this year, he was just trying his heart out and we finished against the Canadian OG Team in 4th place. Could not be any happier, what a horse, there is not many of them who can win medals in the young rider for 7 months and then within 1 week go back to top performance GP, thank you Action Tyme for being so generous and Tanya for letting me ride him one more time in the GP." (Photo by Kassandra H Russel)

After two winning rides at the Canadian Championships, Tanya and Action Tyme make it to the cover of Horse Sport Magazine!

Wow! What a great surprise! Tanya, Evi and Action Tyme made it to the cover of Horse Sport Magazine! "Thank you so much. It is an honour to be represented in such a prestigious magazine let alone be on the cover! We cannot thank you all enough for the support we have gotten from everyone ! 

So to all you fans out there, you now have even more reason hurry on over and pick up your copy of this month's Horse Sport Magazine." - Tanya Strasser-Shostak.

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We are so happy to say that Tanya and Action Tyme are Canadian and Ontario Young Rider Champions! The pair achieved their best results yet, averaging at 69.2% and it doesn't look like it will be stopping here! Such a promising future for them both... to think how far they have come in just a few months! 


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Photo credit : Mary White, Lone Oak Equine Photography


"Thank you to everyone who has supported us in any way at all ! I am so grateful to be able to have all these wonderful opportunities and am so glad to be doing it with one of the best guys- Action Tyme."

We would also like to thank Mary White from Lone Oak Equine Photography for taking wonderful pictures of our Good Tyme horses all throughout the season!

Bronze Medal for Tanya and Action Tyme at the North American Young Rider Championships!

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The 2013 NAJYRC Quebec medalists recognized by the Quebec Equestrian Federation.

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From Dressage-News.com,

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Tanya Strasser-Shostak celebrating her North American Young Rider Freestyle bronze medal with Action Tyme held by Evi Strasser. © 2013 SusanJStickle.com

Tanya Strasser-Shostak overcame what she admits is a problem with nerves to repeat as a medalist at the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships when she rode Action Tyme borrowed from her mother to become the highest placed Canadian in the Young Rider Freestyle in Lexington, Kentucky.

Tanya of St. Adele, Quebec, turned 18 two days before the Freestyle, winning the bronze medal with a score of 70.500 per cent behind the Americans Ayden Ulir on Sjapoer and Jamie Pestana on Winzalot in her first Freestyle in the championship Young Rider division.

Right before the championships, she was named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of The Month for May.

Action Tyme is a 13-year-old Oldenburg [gelding] (Aktuell x Aleksander) that Tanya’s mother, Evi Strasser, competed at international Grand Prix on both sides of the Atlantic over the past four years.

Evi, who rode for Canada at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, the 2006 World Equestrian Games and World Cup Finals in 1997, 2005, 2007 and 2008, bought Action Tyme almost eight years ago.

“I always loved him because he’s got the best personality,” Tanya said. “I’ve been trying to convince her for quite a few years, probably eight years now, to let me compete him. She said when her other horse is ready for Grand Prix, she would let me ride Action Tyme. She held up her end of the deal, so I couldn’t be happier right now.”

She took a Freestyle test from another horse and then realized it “suited him quite well,” so they adjusted it to fit Action Tyme.

Tanya was fifth in the championship Individual class and fourth with her team.

“I definitely had high expectations,” she said, “maybe not with the horse, but with myself. As the days went on, I really wanted it more because I was always so close. I tried to go for the scores, and it paid off.”

She enjoyed being on the team, but when riding “the biggest thing is not to think about riding for the team because of the pressure. I’m riding the test for myself, it’s my way of doing it because I used to get really nervous.”

Tanya was born in Montreal but moved to Europe with her mother for a couple of years and traveling to Florida for the winter circuit in recent years.

Although she likes to travel, Tanya still live in the home where she grew up, providing a base “we always come back to.”

And she maintained high grades through high school–making the honor roll for the past three years–that made it easier to convince school officials she is leaving for four months in Florida.

Tanya followed in her mother’s other footstes for a while and took up winter sports but stopped after an accident skiing when she was 14 years old. Among several other sports she tried was badminton and became junior champion in Quebec.

“I always came back to horses,” she said, “it’s allowed me to travel with my Mom and something we share.”

She is intrigued with the movie business in which her father worked. As a kid, she read scripts with him.

Meantime, her goals include doing well in the next stage of riding, the Under-25 division and to compete in Europe with her mother.

“Because of being able to see those big competitions,” Tanya said, “I feel less intimiated, a little more prepared than I would have been.

“I still have idols like Carl Hester and Edward Gal but after being surrounded by them it makes the European idea a little less scary.”

Tanya Strasser selected on Canadian Young Rider Team for 2013 North American Junior/Young Riders Championships

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Tanya Strasser riding Action Tyme to victory at 2013 Angelstone CDI. Photo credit : Mary White

As published on Eurodressage on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2013/07/10/young-rider-tanya-strasser-shostak-named-dressage-canada-equestrian-athlete-month 


Canadian Young Rider Tanya Strasser Shostak of Ste Adele, QC, has accomplished a strong feat qualifying for the 2013 North American Young Riders Championships with no less than three horses. Furthermore, the ambitious rider has been named the Dressage Canada Equestrian Athlete of the Month for May based on her performances at the Angelstone CDI3* Tournament in Rockwood, ON in May.

At the May CDI Rockwood the 17-year old Strasser Shostak swept the Young Rider division on Action Tyme, her mom Evi Strasser's 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding sired by Akutell. The pair scored 66.886% in the individual, 64.561% in their team test and 68.900% in the Freestyle, taking first place in all three tests.  On Deluxe Tyme, Evi Strasser’s 9-year-old Oldenburg gelding, she placed third in the Young Rider Team and fourth in her Freestyle.

Tanya trailered two horses to the national show in Boise Ogilvy near Montreal begin June to contest the Team Championships test. She won on Action Tyme with 65.724%. Two weeks later at the June CDI Rockwood, Strasser Shostak pulled a similar stunt and achieved a hattrick with Action Tyme, winning all three Young Riders classes with 65.921%, 67.500%, and 69.925%

"I am thrilled to learn that I have been named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Athlete of the Month. I have been very fortunate in having the opportunity to train with a couple of horses these past few months and am pleased with the results that I have been able to consistently achieve this past year with all of them. I truly feel like I am heading in the right direction and would like to thank everyone that has been involved in the creation and support of this award. Anyone who has ever won this award has worked hard to get where they are now and knows how meaningful it is to get recognized for it. I very much appreciate it and will try my best to achieve even greater successes in the future."

Of her partners Strasser Shostak remarked, "Action Tyme and I are a fairly new partnership so I couldn’t be happier with what we have accomplished in such a short period of time. We are really starting to settle in well together and I simply couldn’t ask for a more trust-worthy horse. Deluxe Tyme and I are also a fairly new partnership. I feel like we have really been able to strengthen our bond together lately and I could not be more happy with the progress we’ve made, not only in the show ring, but at home too."

Strasser Shostak is in a very unique position having qualified no less than three horses for the 2013 North American Young Riders Championships. While Action Tyme is her ride of choice for this continental championship, Deluxe Tyme and Dancing Tyme are listed as her alternate horses.

Photo ©  Mary White - Lone Oak Equine Photography

 

To know more about the teams that are going to represent Canada, make sure to check out the article published on Eurodressage : http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2013/07/05/canadian-teams-selected-2013-north-american-junioryoung-riders-championships

Tanya Strasser Shostak Named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of The Month for May

Article written by Carmen Marson-Awad on the behalf of Equine Canada

"Ottawa, ON, June 24 2013 --- Tanya Strasser Shostak of Ste Adele, QC, has been named the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for May. Strasser Shostak was awarded Athlete of the Month based on her performances at the Angelstone CDI3* Tournament in Rockwood, ON.

Strasser Shostak, 18, swept the FEI Young Rider division, on Action Tyme, Evi Strasser's 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding sired by Akutell. The pair scored 66.886% in the Individual, 64.561% in their Team test and 68.900% in the Freestyle, taking first place in all three Tests. On Deluxe Tyme, Evi Strasser's nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding, she placed third in the Young Rider Team and fourth in her Freestyle. 

"I am thrilled to learn that I have been named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Athlete of the Month. I have been very fortunate in having the opportunity to train with a couple of horses these past few months and am pleased with the results that I have been able to consistently achieve this past year with all of them. I truly feel like I am heading in the right direction and would like to thank everyone that has been involved in the creation and support of this award. Anyone who has ever won this award has worked hard to get where they are now and knows how meaningful it is to get recognized for it. I very much appreciate it and will try my best to achieve even greater successes in the future."

Of her partners Strasser Shostak remarked, "Action Tyme and I are a fairly new partnership so I couldn't be happier with what we have accomplished in such a short period of time. We are really starting to settle in well together and I simply couldn't ask for a more trust-worthy horse.

Deluxe Tyme and I are also a fairly new partnership. I feel like we have really been able to strengthen our bond together lately and I could not be more happy with the progress we've made, not only in the show ring, but at home too."

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PHOTO --- Tanya Strasser Shostak aboard Action Tyme / Tanya Strasser Shostak aux rênes de Action Tyme. 
PHOTO BY --- Mary White, Lone Oak Equine Photography  

The Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month is a recognition program that celebrates the achievements of Canadian dressage riders who represent Canada in national and international competition in the FEI Pony, Children, Junior, Young Rider, Advanced, Grand Prix and Young Horse classes. 

Red Scarf Equestrian is the generous sponsor of Dressage Canada Athlete of the Month. Red Scarf Equestrian will be providing Strasser Shostak with a generous gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of elegant equestrian luggage, travel bags and accessories that are all made in Canada. For more information about Red Scarf Equestrian, please visit www.RedScarfEquestrian.ca."


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Tanya Strasser and Action Tyme are keeping up the great results for a third consecutive clean sweep in the Young Rider division! 

Tanya Strasser and Action Tyme remain undefeated in their last three competitions, winning every single class they have entered at the Young Rider level with great qualifying scores! Congratulations!

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Bronze medal in the Nations Cup and Quantum Tyme being painted live... talk about a great time!

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On April 12-15 was being held the Nations Cup in Wellington, Florida. Evi had a great time aboard Action Tyme on Team Canada 1, earning a bronze medal with her team mates Christilot Boylen, Britanny Fraser and David Marcus. Make sure to read the article on Dressage Daily!

Evi was particularly thrilled to be offered a beautiful painting of Quantum Tyme, painted live by Josee Nadeau. It is a true piece of art.

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Horses got back from Florida in super shape, already getting top results in the Angelstone 3*CDI.

After a very successful show season in Florida for Good Tyme Stables, the horses are now back home and arrived in such a great shape that they already collected more honours at the Angelstone Spring Tournament CDI3*.

Read the full article on Dressage Daily

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Happy mother and daugher with their top horses Rigaudon Tyme and Action Tyme. Photo credit : Mary White, Lone Oak Equine Photography
 

EVI & RIGAUDON TYME

2nd   Intermediaire 1   71.535%

2nd   Prix St Georges   68.114%


TANYA & ACTION TYME

1st  Young Riders - PSG Freestyle   68.900%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Individual   66.866%

1st   Young Riders - PSG Team   64.561%

Rigaudon and De Luxe Tyme are showing off their talent at the Champions Cup in Loxahatchee, FL

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Evi Strasser & Rigaudon Tyme winning the Intermediaire I Freestyle. Photo credit : Mary Adelaide Brakenridge
 

The two 9-year-old Oldenburg geldings ridden by Evi and Tanya inspired a very nice article written by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International. 

Both combinations took the honors at the IHS Champions Cup CDI-W in their respective freestyle. 

Read the full article

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Rigaudon Tyme & Evi Strasser (left), De Luxe Tyme & Tanya Strasser (right) on their winning streak. Photo credit : Mary Adelaide Brakenridge

Talented Mother-Daughter Pair Prepares Pas de Deux for Challenge of the Americas

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On March 9, Evi and Tanya will join the cause and help raising funds for breast cancer research. The duo will perform a pas de deux at the 2013 Challenge of the Americas to be held in West Palm Beach, Florida. Action Tyme will be Evi's partner while Tanya will decide between Dancing Tyme or Karen Soupcoff-owned Ruby Tyme. 

Read the full article

Evi Strasser Taking her "Tyme" to Nurture Great Talent

Evi was recently featured on renowned dressage website, Eurodressage. The article focused on her successes during the 2012 season while also drawing attention to her training techniques and up and coming plans! Make sure to take a look at it by clicking on the link below!

 

http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2013/01/11/evi-strasser-taking-her-tyme-nurture-great-talent

Quebec Dressage Teams Double Medal at 2012 NAJYRC

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               Young Rider Bronze Medalist from left to right:
               Julie Channell, Tanya Strasser Shostak, Mathilde Blais Tetrault,
               Camille Frechette. 

The Junior and Young Rider dressage teams from Quebec both earned medals in the team portion of the competition at 2012 Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) held July 18, 2012.

The Junior Quebec team won the Gold medal with a total score of 200.462. The team consisted of Naima Moreira Laliberte of Outremont, QC, Laurence Blais Tetreault of Montreal, QC, Frederique Bourgault of St. Bernard de Lacolle, QC and Nicole Babich Morin of Vaudreuil Dorion, QC.

The Young Rider Team from Quebec, Mathilde Blais Tetreault of Montreal, QC, Camille Frechette of Boucherville, QC, Tanya Strasser Shostak of Ste Adele, QC, and Julie Channell of Boucherville, QC, won the bronze medal with a score of 196.210. Just behind the Quebec team was Young Rider Team Ontario (Alexandra Dvorak of Hillsburgh, ON, Megan Lane of Collingwood, ON, Alexandra Reid of Carlisle, ON, and Anneka Sutton of Drumbo, ON) with a team total of 195.421.

Congratulations to all!

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Tanya Strasser and Dancing Tyme - Quebec team bronze Medalist.

Articles featuring Evi at eurodressage.com

Scores: 2013 CDI Rockwood

Small Turnout at Sole 2013 CDI Competition in Canada

Scores: 2013 CDI-W Loxahatchee

Scores: 2013 CDI Wellington

Scores: 2013 CDI-W Loxahatchee

Rosencrantz and Finally Cinch 2013 Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W Grand Prix Special

2013 Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W Draws Competitive Field of Olympians

Scores: 2013 CDI-W Wellington

Scores: 2013 CDI West Palm Beach

2013 CDI West Palm Beach

Canadian Listed Dressage Riders for 2013 Announced

Evi Strasser Taking her "Tyme" to Nurture Great Talent

Evi Strasser's 1996 Olympic Mount Lavinia Passed Away

Scores: 2011 CDI Toronto

Holzer and Breaking Dawn Top Grand Prix at 2011 CDI Toronto

IDRC to Take FEI to Appeal over Appointment to Dressage Committee

Wizard Conjures up His Second Grand Prix Win at 2011 Dressage at Devon

Scores: 2011 CDI Devon

Scores: 2011 CDI-W Saugerties

Canadian Finalists Announced for 2011 Canadian Pan Am Head-to-Head Trials

Scores: 2011 CDN Caledon

Scores: 2011 CDI Caledon

Canadian Teams Announced for 2011 North American Junior/Young Riders Championships

Scores: 2011 CDI Milton

Scores: 2011 CDI Milton

Scores: 2011 CDI Bromont

Scores: 2011 CDI Loxahatchee

Scores: 2011 CDI West Palm Beach

2011 World Dressage Masters Palm Beach Set to Begin at Jim Brandon Center

Scores: 2011 CDI-W Loxahatchee

Eight North American Riders Invited to Participate at 2011 World Dressage Masters Palm Beach

Scores: 2011 CDI-W West Palm Beach

WDM Management Reacts on Cancellation WDM Palm Beach 2011

Canadian Olympian Cindy Ishoy Named 2010 Dressage Canada Owner of the Year

Relaxing Days Before 2010 WEG Competition Start

Canadian WEG Team Reserve Riders Named

Scores: 2010 CDI Hickstead

Scores: 2010 CDI Strassen

Scores: 2010 CDI Hartpury

Scores: 2010 CDI Falsterbo

Scores: 2010 CDI Fritzens

Scores: 2010 CDI Achleiten

Karen Soupcoff To Support Evi Strasser as Competition Rider

What's Happening: February 2010 - Part 2

Robyn Eames, Canadian Owner of the Year 2009

Evi Strasser Ready for the 2010 Show Season

Diamond Song, Price Highlight 2009 Winter Mixed Sales

Scores: 2009 CDI-W Stockholm

Davison and Hiscox Artemis Head for the Sun

Scores: 2009 CDI Devon

Scores: 2009 CDI-W Saugerties

Scores: 2009 CDI Saugerties

Scores: 2009 CDIO Hickstead

Scores: 2009 CDI Blainville

Scores: 2009 CDI Achleiten

Scores: 2009 CDI Wiesbaden

Scores: 2009 CDI Munich

Davison and Dujardin Shine at 2009 Royal Windsor Horse Show

What's Happening: March 2009 - Part 2

What's Happening: February 2009 - Part 1

End of the Year Questions and Answers 2008

Evi Strasser and Good Tyme Stables Conclude 2008 with Success

Scores: 2008 CDI-W London

Ian and Moreen Nicoll Named 2008 Dressage Canada Owners of the Year

Scores: 2008 CDI-W Stockholm

Richard Davison Gets Elton John Freestyle for Artemis

Scores: 2008 CDI Weikersdorf

Scores: 2008 CDI-W Kaposvar

Scores: 2008 CDI Wroclaw

Scores: 2008 CDI-W Marianske Lazne

What's Happening: June 2008 - Part 3

Scores: 2008 CDI Munich

Scores: 2008 CDI Turin

Canadian Riders Set Their Sights on 2008 Canadian Olympic Team

French Bidding Duel for Sankt Hülfer at 2008 Vechta Spring Elite Auction

Scores: 2008 World Cup Finals

Entry List Announced for the 2008 World Cup Finals

Scores: 2008 CDI Sunshine Tour - Week 3

Scores: 2008 CDI Sunshine Tour - Week 2

Scores: 2008 CDI Sunshine Tour - Week 1

Western European League Qualificants for the 2008 World Cup Finals

Scores: 2008 CDI-W Amsterdam

Canadians Ishoy and Holzer also By-Pass 2008 Olympic Games

Evi Strasser Wishes All Her Clients, Friends and Competitors a Happy New Year

Scores: 2007 CDI-W Mechelen

Evi Strasser's Foto Tyme Sold to Be Richard Davison's New Ride

Faith Berghuis Named 2007 Dressage Canada Owner of the Year

Scores: 2007 CDI-W London

7 horses for the Olympic qualification

7 horses which are or came from Good Tyme Stables are declared for the Olympic qualification. Good luck to everybody! 

Cezanne (Air Tyme) and Degas (Tyme) with Gary Vander Ploeg, De Niros Tyme with Nancy Mc Lachlan, Dover (Tyme) with Jaimey Irwin and Action Tyme, Quantum Tyme and Renaissance Tyme with Evi Strasser.

To reach this level, lots of hard work and years went into the training of those very talented horses to the Grand Prix level, congratulation to all of you, this is a great achievement.

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