Saturday, July 16, 2011

He May Be "Chunky" But He's the Real Deal!!!

Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Following a successful spring training and competition program, the Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee (CE HPC) have announced the names of the Canadian Eventing Squad for the Pan American Games, October 21 – 23, 2011. Selected according to the qualification thresholds and selection procedure, six rider/horse combinations are named to the initial Squad. The 2011 Pan American Games eventing championship will be held at the Club Hipica and Santa Sophia Country Club in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Named to the Squad (in alphabetical order) are:
Rider, HometownHorseOwner
Hawley Bennett-Awad, Langley BC
Five O'Clock Somewhere
Rider , Sue Church & Kimberley Barron
Rebecca Howard, Salmon Arm, BC
Rider & The Fork Stables
Micheline Jordan, Ottawa, ON
Irish Diamonds
Jordan McDonald
Apple Cider
Amanda & Jorge Bernhard
Danica Moore, Salmon Arm, BC
Utah B
Selena O'Hanlon, Elgin, ON
Foxwood High
John Rumble

Under the selection criteria—prior to August 31, 2011—additional rider/horse combinations may be named to the Eventing Squad for the 2011 Pan American Games by the EC/CE HPC Selectors. In order to be considered by the Selectors, the rider/horse combination must have achieved a Certificate of Capability for the 2011 Pan American Games and would be evaluated according to the conditions described in the criteria.
The Squad will participate in a training sessions and preparatory competitions throughout the summer leading up to the final training camp, which will take place in October prior to the Games. The final team of up to five rider /horse combinations and alternates will be named in late August.
The team trains under the leadership of David O'Connor, International Technical Advisor. Eventing Chef d'équipe, Graeme Thom; stable manager, Debbie Furnas; team veterinarian, Dr. Christiana Ober; and team farrier , Randy Pawlak, will accompany and provide support to the team throughout the Games.
At the 2011 Pan American Games each eligible nation may compete up to five rider/horse combinations in the team and individual competition with the best three scores to count towards the final team classification. Nations which are unable to field a team may send one or rider/horse combinations to compete in the individual competition.
Provisional Schedule for the Pan American Games Eventing Competition
Friday, October 21 - Dressage
Saturday, October 22 - Cross Country
Sunday, October 23 - Show Jumping/Victory Ceremony—Team and Individual

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