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:
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
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.
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This has been a difficult decision, but with the current pandemic situation at hand, we feel that this is the correct and ‘common sense’ direction to take. We are developing a plan to host a shorter, smaller, and more focused competition. We will be using state and local protocols to help guide us through this. Safety is paramount at Rebecca Farm, for both equine and human participants.