Ottawa, ON— The Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee (HPC) has announced the 2009 Talent Squad.
Selection for the 2009 Talent Squad is based upon results of FEI international eventing competitions. The Talent Squad consists of riders from the CCI/CCIO/CIC 2(two) star level and up who, by their performance during the time period designated under general regulations, have shown potential to reach the international elite level.
Riders are selected to the 2009 Talent Squad in one of three ways
· riders who have completed a CCI/CCIO/CIC 2(two) star level event and achieved an FEI Qualification score but who have not achieved Long List criteria**,
· riders who have completed a CCI/CCIO/CIC 3(three) star event who have not met the Short or Long List criteria**, or
· riders who are on the Talent Squad in 2008, who fail to meet the criteria for the 2009 Squad, may be maintained on the Talent Squad for one year on the recommendation of the Eventing High Performance Committee.
** Note: Extenuating circumstances may be considered by the HPC on a case-by-case situation; for example, excessive time penalties cross-country due to inclement environmental conditions.
Named to the 2009 Talent Squad are:
Rider Horse Qualifying Event
Peter Barry, QC Kildrodan Abbott CIC 2* Plantation—Sept 08
CCI 2* Fairhill—Oct 08
Emily Daigneault, QC (Y) Misty Vale Bacardi CIC 2* Plantation—Sept 08
Kathryn Duke, AB Eliott III CIC 3* The Fork
Vanessa Fenwick, ON Erodium CCI 2* Florida—Apr 08
CIC 2* Poplar Place—Mar 08
Bob Holman, ON Glendening Phoenix CCI 2* Fairhill—Oct 08
Catmantoo CCI 2* Fairhill—Oct 08
Rebecca Lee, BC Gold Twist CCI 2* Florida—Apr 08
CCI 2* Kalispell—July 08
Kendal Lehari, ON Understudy CIC 2* Stuart—July 08
Colleen Loach, QC Longfield Dougal CIC 2* Stuart—July 08
Danica Moore, ON Dunlavin’s Token CIC 2* Richland Park
CCI 2* Fairhill—Oct 08
Frankie Simpson, ON Watson’s Shelbreen CIC 2* Richland Park
Rebecca Howard, BC Riddle Master CCI 2* Ocala—Nov 08
Vanessa Fenwick, ON Erodium CIC 2* Hamilton—Mar 08
Sara Sellmer, BC Lanzelot Z CIC 2* Twin Rivers—Sept 08
Wendy Southam , ON Ruba Z CCI 3* Allentown 2007
The Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee also recognizes the performance of the following National Team riders who also achieved Talent Squad qualification results on development horses in 2008
Diana Burnett, ON Sagacious King CIC 3* Tallahassee—Feb 08
Waylon Roberts, ON (Y) Simply Ben CIC 2* Kentucky Classic—Sept 08