Eva Maria Pracht

Eva "Evi" Maria Pracht (born June 29, 1937 in Würzburg, Germany) is a Canadian horse rider who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics and in the 1988 Summer Olympics. Eva Maria Pracht lives in Cedar Valley, Ontario, Canada. She competed as part of the bronze medal winning Canadian dressage team at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Evi competed with her equine partner, Swedish Warmblood gelding Emirage.

She also Represented Canada in the following events:

1982 World Equestrian Games: Equestrian - Dressage Individual
1984 Summer Olympics: Los Angeles, Equestrian - Dressage Team and Individual - with equine partner Little Joe
1987 Pan American Games: Equestrian - Dressage Team, Gold Medal - with equine partner "Emirage"
1988 Summer Olympics: Seoul, Equestrian - Dressage Team, Bronze Medal - with equine partner Emirage
1991 World Cup: Equestrian - Dressage Individual
In 2006 she choreographed a Grand Prix Dressage Quadrille for the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario.

The Quadrille was sponsored by SSG Riding Gloves.

Eva Maria Pracht is the daughter of Josef Neckermann. Eva Maria Pracht's daughter Martina Pracht has also competed at an international level for Canada.

MARTINA PRACHT. Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany in 1964.

In 1981, the Prachts moved to Canada and Martina began competing at the young rider level where she experienced tremendous success. In total, Martina has brought home seven medals, five gold and two silver, from the North American Young Rider Championships.

1987 - Pan American Games -Martina won team gold and individual silver medals In 1988, Martina (Little Joe) was the alternate rider at the Olympic Games, but had a chance to ride in her first Olympics in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain aboard Emirage, the same mount her mother had ridden in the previous Olympics. In 1993, Pracht and Emirage were named Canadian Grand Prix Champions. Martina and her mother retired Emirage at the 1994 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in a special ceremony.

SABRINA VON BUTTLAR - Daughter of Martina Pracht. Born March 31, 2001, in Canada. Sabrina began riding when she was just a wee little baby. She began her first view years of lead line when she was 3, and her parents haven't been able to pull her away from her pony or the barn since. :) Sabrina quotes "Being at the barn makes me the happiest. I get to spend time with my pony while i'm learning. Sabrina currently rides with Erynn Ballard. Sabrina has been with Erynn for 3 1/2 years and has enjoyed every second of it. Sabrina has placed many times throughout the past show years riding many ponies including Marilyn her miniature :), Dante, and her current small pony Mr.Bojangles. Sabrina is now showing in the small pony division at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, Ontario. Sabrina has picked up many ribbons in the view horse shows she has done ranging 1st through 8tth, but she of course likes the red ribbons the best :). Sabrina is qualified for Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 5th spot. Sabrina has just finished her first Royal Winter Fair. Her pony was spooky and she fell off but over all it was a great learning experience. Sabrina quotes " There is always next year." Sabrina has just begun showing in Florida in the Small Medium Children's ponies. I wish Sabrina the best of luck in Wellington!!

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