Canada’s next generation jumping athletes are ready to take on the $25,000 Hermès Under 25 (U25) Team Event, set for Feb. 2, 2018 at the CSI 4* Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) 4 in Wellington, FL.

The following teams will represent Canada:

Canada Team A
Name / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Kara Chad / Millarville, AB / Carona / Torrey Pines Stable
Jennifer Mattell / Milton, ON / Cherokee / Joe Mattell
Alexanne Thibault / Boucherville, QC / Chacco Prime / Alexanne Thibault
Nicole Walker / Aurora, ON / Excellent B / Nicole Walker

Canada Team B
Name / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Ben Asselin / Foothills, AB / Clockwise / Attache Stables
Bretton Chad / Millarville, AB / Lord Fantasy KWG / Stone Ridge Farms LLC
Carlie Fairty / Markham, ON / Ecuador W / Fairgreen Sod Farms

The Chef d’Équipe for the teams will be Jumping Talent ID Program Advisor, Beth Underhill of Schomberg, ON.

The Hermès U25Team Event is part of a series of classes targeting up-and-coming athletes from around the world during the WEF circuit, and provides the next generation of jumping athletes with the opportunity to gain experience competing as a team – a relatively rare opportunity in equestrian sport.

The Team Event will consist of two rounds, and follow FEI Nations’ Cup rules. Teams will be made up of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of four (4) members. Teams of four athletes will have a “drop score” advantage, where the score of the team member who incurs the most faults will not be counted toward the overall team score. Results will be based on the lowest number of team total faults over the two rounds.

For more information on the Hermès U25 Grand Prix Series and Team Event, click here.