Canadian Jill Irving has taken top honors in some of the sport’s top competitions. In 2012, Irving placed ninth in the Intermediate Adult Amateur Year-End Awards. In 2013, she took the coveted Grand Prix Adult Amateur Year-End Award, and she was also awarded the Piaffe Performance Adult Amateur Achievement Award with her mount Pop Art. In 2014, she won the Everglades Dressage Rider Achievement Award at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Irving, who had not previously ridden on a championship team, took horses Degas and Arthur to Europe in 2017 to compete at four major shows. She showed both at the CDI 4* Achleiten in Austria, earning great scores and getting her named Red Scarf Equestrian Dressage Athlete of the Month. This helped her secure a spot on Canada’s dressage team for the World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, where she competed aboard Degas. Irving started the 2019 AGDF off in impressive fashion, winning the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by MTICA Farm, aboard Arthur. Aside from her work in the ring, Irving has spearheaded the Canadian Youth Equestrian Mentorship Program since 2015, which offers opportunities for young Canadian equestrians to attend training camps in Wellington.