The Canadian Show Jumping Team, comprised of Jonathan Asselin, Lisa Carlsen, Tiffany Foster and Eric Lamaze, will compete in Spain at the at CSIO5* Gijon, ESP, from August 29-September 3, and in the FEI Promotional League Nations’ Cup Final at CSIO5* Barcelona, ESP, from September 20-23.
The Spanish tour is made possible through Sport Canada’s ‘Own the Podium’ program, a national sport technical initiative designed to help Canada’s summer and winter athletes achieve podium success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Canadian team, which will be led by chef d’équipe Mark Laskin, is currently the leading nation in the North and South American FEI Nations Cup Promotional League. The top two nations in the FEI Promotional League Final at the CSIO5* in Barcelona will advance into the Top League of the FEI Nations Cup.
Asselin, 46, of Calgary, AB, will ride Showgirl, a 12 year-old Selle Francais mare owned by Attache Stables.
Carlsen, 47, of Toronto, ON, will ride La Boom, a 13 year old Oldenburg gelding owned by La Boom Syndicate.
Foster will ride both Southwind VDL, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Tiffany Foster and Artisan Farms LLC, and Whitney, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Artisan Farms LLC and Torrey Pines Stable, and Quilea, an eight-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare also owned by Artisan Farms LLC.
Lamaze will ride both Verdi, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Artisan Farms LLC and Torrey Pines Stable, Take Off, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Artisan Farms LLC, and Wang Chung M2S, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Morningside Stud and Torrey Pines Stable.
Courtney Vince, 33, of Schomberg, ON, will ride Valetto JX, a 10-year-old Scottish Sports Horse gelding owned by Ashford Farm, and Good News II an AES registered mare owned by Enda Carroll as an individual in the competitions.
A Nations’ Cup is the only competition in show jumping where riders, in teams of four, compete as a country. The top three scores from each team are counted towards the final result of the two-round competition.