Dressage Canada announces amendments to the teams representing Canada at the upcoming Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI-O3* scheduled for February 18 to 23, in Wellington, Florida, due to the late scratch of David Marcus and Chrevi’s Capital.
“Unfortunately, Capital had a reaction on his back to a new laundry detergent that was used to wash his saddle pad. I wanted to give him the proper time to recover and, as a result, have not been able to train coming into this competition,” stated Marcus. “I was really looking forward to participating, as I have done for the past two Nations’ Cup team events, and am very disappointed to have to back out. However, I am looking forward to supporting my student, Maya Markowski, who was the reserve and will now be competing, with the rest of Team Canada.”
The new team composition will be:
Canada Team 1
Belinda Trussell (Stouffville, ON) / Anton, 14-year old, Saxony gelding owned by Robyn Eames;
Brittany Fraser (New Glasgow, NS) / All In, 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Brittany Fraser;
Chris Von Martels (Ridgetown, ON) / Zilverstar, 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Chris Von Martels;
Megan Lane (Loretto, ON) / San D’or, 8-year-old Westphalian gelding, owned by Deer Ridge Equestrian;
Canada Team 2
Evi Strasser (Sainte Adele, QC) / Rigaudon Tyme, 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding, owned by Evi Strasser;
Tom Dvorak (Hillsburgh, ON) / Ribot, 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Carla Bahr;
Jill Irving (Moncton, NB) / Dio Mio, 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Windhaven Farm.
Maya Markowski (St. Clements, ON) / Lumiere, 11-year-old Canadian Warmblood gelding owned by Maya Markowski.
The Canadian teams will be supported by Chef d’Equipe, Liz Steacie, Team Manager, Christine Peters, Technical Advisor, Dr. Volker Moritz and Special Advisor, Desi Dillingham.
The Adequan Global Dressage Festival will play host to top equestrian talent from around the world. Since its inception this event has gained a reputation as an important event both nationally and internationally.
To learn more about the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI-O3* visit: www.globaldressagefestival.com/