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Wed, 2017-06-21 11:39

Canadian Eventing Athletes Named for 2017 North American FEI Nations’ Cup™ Eventing

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Selena O'Hanlon and Foxwood High competing at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent the Canadian Eventing Team in the CICO3* FEI Nations’ Cup™ Eventing , to be hosted at the Great Meadow International, presented by Adequan®, in The Plains, VA from July 7-9, 2017.

Canada will be represented by the following athletes:

Athlete/Hometown/Horse/Owner

Lisa Marie Fergusson/Vancouver, BC/Honor Me/Lisa Marie Fergusson

Selena O’Hanlon/Kingston, ON/Foxwood High/John & Judy Rumble

Jessica Phoenix/Cannington, ON/Pavarotti/Don J. Good OR A Little Romance/Donald Leschied

Waylon Roberts/Port Perry, ON/Kelecyn Cognac/Anthony Connolly & L. Skye Levely

Reserve:
Holly Jacks-Smither/Orangeville, ON/More Inspiration/Holly Jacks-Smither & Bruce Smither

Other Canadians competing as individuals:
Rachel McDonough / Etobicoke, ON / Irish Rhythm / Rachel McDonough
Jessica Phoenix / Cannington, ON / Abbey GS / Charlotte Schickedanz

The Canadian athletes will be led by Chef d’Équipe and Chair of the EC Eventing High Performance Advisory Group, Dr. Rob Stevenson, during the CICO3* FEI Nations’ Cup.

This year marks just the second time an FEI Nations’ Cup Eventing has been hosted in North America. In 2016, Canada earned an impressive silver medal finish in the inaugural event, which also took place at the Great Meadow International. The Americans took gold in 2016, with bronze going to Great Britain.

For more information on the CICO 3* Great Meadow International, visit www.greatmeadowinternational.com. More information on the FEI Nations’ Cup Eventing series can be found here.

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