KELTI MARIE BURNETT
October 16, 1992 – March 13, 2009
2008 ATLANTIC GOLD EQUINE CANADA COMPETITIONS
55 First Place Ribbons (one of the strongest performances in Atlantic Canada Junior A (under 18) riders)
4 Grand Champion Over Fences
4 Grand Champion Pony Hack
Reserve Nova Scotia Champion Over Fences
Silver Medal Windsor Pony Division
Champion Junior A Equitation Over Fences Maritime Championships, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2008 EQUINE CANADA YEAR-END AWARDS
New Brunswick Grand Champion Junior Hunt Seat A Equitation
New Brunswick Grand Champion Pony Medal Equitation Over Fences
New Brunswick Grand Champion Pony Hack
New Brunswick Grand Champion Pony Over Fences
2008 Selected to represent Atlantic Canada in Large Pony Division at the Nationals held at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario
Throughout the growing years as a young rider, Kelti persevered with talent, determination, and dedication. At a young age, Kelti began to emerge as a formidable competitor at all the local shows. Her early mount was a horse she bought at the young age of eight and trained herself under the guidance of her coach Rayna Doucette. Whisper (show name “Butterflies in My Tummy”) soon began to win at all of the local shows in New Brunswick. In 2006, Kelti made her move up to the Equine Canada Gold Hunter circuit. Her new horse was a young mare named Fly (show name “With Flying Colors”). All of the training on this horse was again done by Kelti and her coach. After many hours of hard work and many hours of practice, a new winning team emerged on the Atlantic Junior circuit. Kelti was a truly amazing rider, athlete, and competitor who was respected throughout all of the equine industry.
Kelti’s coach, Rayna Doucette, describes Kelti as one of the top junior riders to come out of the Atlantic Canada region. Kelti was recognized not only by her Atlantic peers, but also at the national level.
“Sometimes in life, as a coach, you are blessed with a talented rider with natural ability; sometimes you have riders with desire, dedication, and perseverance. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to coach Kelti Burnett who was the athlete with the complete package. Nothing could hold Kelti back, and I am sure that if she would have been given the time, she would have succeeded to achieve her ultimate goal of competing in the Olympics.”
Kelti Burnett’s motto was “HAVE THE COURAGE TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP,” and this proved to be her inspiration in life and competing as an athlete.
~ INDUCTION MAY 15, 2010 ~
NEW BRUNSWICK SENIOR BASEBALL CHAMPIONS
The Shiretowners story took root in 1974 with an Intermediate “A” team, which, a year later, won the Maritime Intermediate “A” Baseball Championship. In 1977, the squad moved to the NB Senior Baseball League, and, in its third year of existence, captured the NB Senior Baseball title, the first for Woodstock since 1959.
Team success was due not only to games played on the field, but also to the off-field organization. A committed group of volunteers, about 50 in number, worked tirelessly year-round to provide a strong foundation.
In 1979, the Shiretowners won the regular season pennant with a 19-11 win-loss record in a very competitive four-team league. This was accomplished with a squad of local talent supplemented with two imports from Massachusetts.
After defeating the Marysville Red Lanterns 4-2 in the best-of-seven semi-final, the Shiretowners edged Fredericton Granadas 4-3 in a best-of-seven championship final. The series was described by a provincial sports writer as a “super series” won in the most dramatic of ways, a way in which kids dream of winning “the big game.” What more could fans ask for than a game-winning, home run in the bottom of the 9th inning of a tied game! Woodstock-7; Fredericton-6.
Not only was the series a success on the field for the Shiretowners, but approximately 7,500 fans jammed Connell Field for the four home games. With the victory, the Shiretowners represented New Brunswick at the 1980 Canadian Senior Baseball Championship in Trois-Rivieres, Que., where they finished second, earning the silver medal.
~ INDUCTION MAY 15, 2010 ~