Canadian Show Jumping Team Announced for 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong

first_img SIGN UP Current Pan Am Champion Jill Henselwood of Oxford Mills, ON, will be the lone woman on the Canadian Team. She will compete with her 2007 Gold Medal Pan Am Games mount, Special Ed, a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Juniper Farms. On May 18, 2008, Henselwood and Special Ed won the 150,000 Euro King’s Cup Grand Prix held Sunday at CSIO5* Madrid, ESP. Athlete – Hometown – Horse – OwnerMac Cone – King City, ON – Ole – Sara Houstoun and Larry EvoyJill Henselwood – Oxford Mills, ON – Special Ed – Juniper FarmsEric Lamaze – Schomberg, ON – Hickstead – Torrey Pines and Ashland StablesIan Millar – Perth, ON – a) In Style – Susan Grange and Lothlorien FarmIan Millar   Perth, ON – b) Redefin – Susan Grange and Lothlorien Farm Email* First alternateMario Deslauriers Bromont, QC  Paradigm  Mario Deslauriers More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Jump Canada is pleased to announce that Mac Cone, Jill Henselwood, Eric Lamaze and Ian Millar will represent the Canadian Show Jumping Team at the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong. Jonathan Asselin has been named as the team’s reserve rider, and Mario Deslauriers named as the first alternate. Millar of Perth, ON, has been named with two horses, but only one will attend the Games.  Millar’s first horse is In Style, a 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Susan Grange and Lothlorien Farms.  Millar was the 2004 and 2007 Canadian Show Jumping Champion aboard In Style and, this winter, won the $75,000 Suncast Grand Prix in Wellington, FL.  Millar was also named with Redefin, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, also owned by Susan Grange and Lothlorien Farms. In alphabetical order, the riders and horses are Currently ranked number four in the world, Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, will ride his Pan Am Bronze Medal mount Hickstead, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Torrey Pines Stables and Ashland Stables. The pair joined Deslauriers and Cone as members of Canada’s second place team in the $75,000 FEI Nations’ Cup in Wellington, FL. Reserve riderJonathan Asselin  Calgary, AB   Rayana Chiara Attache Stablescenter_img “I am excited to have such a seasoned and talented group of riders to represent Canada in Hong Kong,” remarked Terrance Millar, chef d’équipe of the Canadian Show Jumping Team and Chair of the Jump Canada High Performance Committee.  Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Reserve rider, Jonathan Asselin of Calgary, AB, will be paired with Attache Stables’ nine-year-old Hanoverian mare Rayana Chiara.  A member of Canada’s Olympic Show Jumping Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Asselin and Rayana Chiara recently placed 10th in the $200,000 1.60M CN Reliability Grand Prix at the Spruce Meadows CSI5* National Tournament. A veteran of the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games, Deslauriers was named as the first alternate. Deslauriers and Paradigm, a 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, were also members of Canada’s second place team in the $75,000 FEI Nations’ Cup in Wellington, FL. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Ottawa, ON—Jump Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian Show Jumping Team who will participate at the 2008 Olympics. The equestrian events will be held in Hong Kong. Cone of King City, ON, will ride Ole, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Sara Houstoun and Larry Evoy. Cone was a member of Canada’s 1996 Olympic Show Jumping Team in Atlanta. With Ole, Cone won the $60,000 Kilkenny Cup Grand Prix in Wellington, FL, and was a member of Canada’s second place team in the $75,000 FEI Nations’ Cup, Presented by CN, in Wellington, FL, on March 7, 2008. A Selection Committee comprised of Terrance Millar, Laura Balisky, David Ballard, Alan Chesler and Mark Samuel determined the Canadian Show Jumping Team from a group of 19 declared athletes.  The decision was made following the two weeks of show jumping tournaments held at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, AB, the CSI5* National Tournament from June 4–8 and the CSI-W Continental Tournament from June 11–15.last_img

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