The Canadian Show Jumping Team that will defend Canada’s title at the CSIO 4* Coapexpan Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup™ in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico on April 24, 2015 has been confirmed.

Contesting the $1,500,000 MXN CSIO 4* Coapexpan Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup™ for Canada will be:
Rider / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Erynn Ballard / Tottenham, Ont. / Appy Cara /Angelstone Partners
Kara Chad / Calgary, Alta. / Alberto II / Stone Ridge Farms LLC
Elizabeth Gingras / Edmonton, Alta. / Zilversprings / B Gingras Equestrian Ltd
Jonathon Millar / Perth, Ont. / Calvin Klein / Millar Brooke Farm

The CSIO 4* Coapexpan will act as the second qualifier in the North America, Central America and Caribbean League of the Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup series. Canada will enter as the defending champions, having won the Coapexpan qualifier in 2014. Canada currently sits second overall in the league with 90 points, after achieving a tie for third place in the $200,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup at the CSIO 4* Ocala, Fla. on Feb. 13. The United States is currently leading the league with 100 points.

At the completion of the series, the top two teams in the league will move on to the Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup Final in Barcelona, Spain from Sept. 24-27. Historically, Canada has had success at the Final in Barcelona, placing second overall in 2014.

In addition to the nations’ cup, the CSIO4* Coapexpan will feature a variety of FEI classes with top prize money up for grabs. The following riders will compete for Canada as individuals:
Rider / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Jaclyn Duff / Edmonton, Alta. / Pater Noster / Jaclyn Duff
Keean White / Acton, Ont. / For Freedom Z / Angelstone Partners

While competing in Mexico, the Canadian riders will be led by Equine Canada Manager of Jumping, Karen Hendry-Ouellette, chef d’équipe, Mark Laskin and stable manager, Darren Roberts.

For more information on the Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup Jumping series, check out the FEI website at www.fei.org.