Jaclyn Duff, Elizabeth Gingras, Jill Henselwood and Jordan MacPherson will represent the Canadian Show Jumping Team at CSI 3* Ascona, SUI, from July 24 – 27, 2014 and at CSIO 3* – W Bratislava, SVK, from August 7 – 10, 2014.
Jaclyn Duff, 27, of Edmonton, AB, has declared Pater Noster, a 12-year-old Belgium Warmblood gelding (Parco x Heartbreaker).
Elizabeth Gingras, 33, of Edmonton, AB, has declared Zilversprings (Silverstone x Emillion), B Gingras Equestrian Ltd’s 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.
2008 Olympic team silver medalist Jill Henselwood, 51, of Oxford Mills, ON, has declared Quidam Blue, a nine-year-old German-bred stallion owned by Juniper Farms and Equitop Farm, as her mount for the European tour.
Toronto’s Jordan MacPherson, 24, has declared JEM Stables Inc., Piccobello du Val de Geer, a 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare sired by Kannan.
“Depth in our program is something we’ve really targeted and these developing tours help to address that need. I’m thrilled to have Jill back on our team. She’s such a quality rider, and we’ve missed her contributions,” said Jump Canada chef d’équipe, Mark Laskin. “The guidance and leadership she will provide to Lizzie, Jaclyn and Jordan on this tour will be invaluable. With three riders having the opportunity to wear the maple leaf for the first time and two teams competing on consecutive weeks in Europe, it’s an exciting time for Canadian Show Jumping.”
In addition to gaining valuable international experience competing in Europe, the team will take part in the Nations’ Cup competition at CSIO 3* – W Bratislavia, which will mark the inaugural appearances for Duff, Gingras and MacPherson at the senior team level. The three riders will be receiving their red Team Canada riding jackets from Frantisi Inc., a long-time sponsor of the Canadian Show Jumping Team.
In addition to Laskin, this tour is supported by Team Manager, Karen Hendry-Ouellette and Stable Manager, Darren Roberts.
A Nations’ Cup is the only competition in show jumping where riders, in teams of four, compete as a country. The top three scores from each team are counted towards the final result of the two-round competition.