Tiffany Foster Wins Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award
iffany Foster and Northern Light placed fifth in the $214,000 CSI 4* Marshall &Sterling/Great American Grand Prix on Sunday, February 7. Photo by Jump Media
Wellington, Florida – Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, BC, claimed the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award on Sunday, February 7, during week four of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL. Foster accumulated the most points of all female competitors in the $50,000 CSI4* Adequan WEF Challenge Cup Round 4 held Friday, February 5, and the $214,000 CSI4* Marshall & Sterling/Great American Grand Prix on Sunday, February 7. The two-time Canadian Olympian and Northern Light, a 10-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Plot Blue x Contender) that Foster owns in partnership with Andy and Carlene Ziegler’s Artisan Farms LLC, jumped clear in the first round of the WEF Challenge Cup and were double-clear to place fifth in the Grand Prix.
“It’s a great thing that Martha recognizes women in this sport,” said Foster, 36, of the Leading Lady Award. “There are so many great female riders doing well right now and it’s an honor to receive this award. It really indicates where you stand and how you’re doing. I really appreciate it.” Jolicoeur, accompanied by her husband, Dr. Stephen Norton, presented Foster with a bottle of champagne, a bouquet of flowers, and a gift certificate for a shopping spree at Hunt, Ltd. in recognition of her title.
“I was so happy with my horse,” said Foster of her mount, Northern Light. “She’s pretty green for this level. Eric Lamaze found her. He called me and said, ‘I have a perfect horse for you,’ and he was right! She’s just wonderful and she keeps getting better. She doesn’t have the experience to go super fast but she was right in there with some pretty experienced horses and riders in the Grand Prix. I’m very proud of her.”
Martha W. Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award overall standings following five weeks of competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival.