The Canadian Show Jumping Team members have been confirmed for the renowned $400,000 BMO Nations’ Cup, taking place at the CSIO 5* Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament in Calgary, AB.
The following athletes will ride under the maple leaf in the nations’ cup on Sept. 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. MDT:
Mario Deslauriers/New York, NY/Westbrook/LUJA LLC & Wishing Well Farm LLC
Eric Lamaze/Wellington, FL/Fine Lady 5/Artisan Farms LLC & Torrey Pines Stables
Coco Bongo/Artisan Farms LLC & Torrey Pines Stables
Chacco Kid/Chacco Kid Group
Ian Millar/Perth, ON/Dixson/Susan & Ariel Grange
Keean White/Rockwood, ON/For Freedom Z/Angelstone Partners
Corette/Angelstone Partners, Javier Salvador Stables & Diamante Atelier
The Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament will mark Canadian Olympian, Mario Deslauriers’ return to the Canadian Show Jumping Team. After riding for the United States in recent years, Deslauriers will enjoy a fitting homecoming in Calgary, having last represented Canada in a nations’ cup during the 2008 BMO Nations’ Cup at Spruce Meadows.
The BMO Nations’ Cup has been a highlight of the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament since 1977. The Canadian Show Jumping Team has claimed victory twice, in 2006 and 2014, and finished third in both 2015 and 2016.
A full television broadcast schedule of Spruce Meadows events, including the BMO Nations’ Cup, will be available at www.sprucemeadows.com/tvmedia. The nations’ cup will also be streamed through FEI TV at https://tv.fei.org.
For more information on the BMO Nations’ Cup and the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament, visit www.sprucemeadows.com/tournaments.