Jump Canada announces the Canadian Show Jumping Team members for the upcoming €2,000,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Final to be held from October 9-12, 2014 at CSIO5* Barcelona in Barcelona, ESP.
The following riders and horses will travel to Barcelona to compete in the series Final for Canada:
Ben Asselin of Calgary, AB will ride Makavoy (Hors la Loi II x Ahorn) an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Attache Stables or Doremi (Quidam de Revel x Cento), Linda Southern-Heathcott’s 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding.
Yann Candele of Caledon, ON will ride Showgirl (Gold de Becourt x Elf III) a 14-year-old Selle Français mare owned by the Watermark Group.
Tiffany Foster of Vancouver, BC will ride Melody des Hayettes Z (Mozart des Hayettes x Ryon d’Anzex X) a 10-year-old Zangersheide mare owned by Artisan Farms LLC or Tripple X III (Namelus R x Contango) a 12-year-old Anglo European stallion owned by Artisan Farms LLC.
Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, will ride Zigali P S (Kigali x STB-H Palfrenier) an 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Artisan Farms LLC or Fine Lady 5 (Forsyth x Drosselklang II) 11-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Artisan Farms LLC.
Leading the Barcelona Team will be team manager, Karen Hendry-Ouellette, and chef d’équipe, Mark Laskin.
Nineteen countries have qualified to compete at the 2014 series Final. For the purposes of qualifying teams, the world has been divided into six regions-Europe Divisions 1 and 2, North and Central America/Caribbean, South America, Middle East, Asia/Australasia and Africa. Canada earned its berth to the prestigious Final by finishing in first place in the North and Central American/Caribbean region, winning two out of the three qualifying competitions.
To learn more about CSIO5* Barcelona, please visit www.csiobarcelona.com.