The Canadian Show Jumping Team will kick off their 2018 FEI Nations’ Cup season on Feb. 18, 2018 at the CSIO 5* Ocala Winter Festival V in Ocala, FL.

The $450,000 Longines FEI Nations’ Cup marks the fourth annual nations’ cup hosted at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, and will also represent the first of three official FEI Nations’ Cup qualifiers in 2018 for the North and Central America & Caribbean division. Canada will be aiming to obtain qualifying points toward the FEI Nations Cup Final, set to take place in Barcelona, ESP Oct. 4-7, 2018.

Canada’s four-member team for the Nations’ Cup will be selected from the following horse-rider combinations:

Ben Asselin/Foothills, AB/Cool Feeling/Attache Stables
Wahrhaftige CR/Spruce Meadow Ltd.
Tiffany Foster/North Vancouver, BC/Brighton/Artisan Farms LLC
Cyber Lady Z/Wendy Valdes
Eric Lamaze/Wellington, FL/Coco Bongo/Artisan Farms LLC & Torrey Pines Stable Inc.
Chacco Kid/Chacco Kid Group
Ian Millar/Perth, ON/Dixson/Ariel Grange
Francois Lamontagne/St. Eustache, QC/Chanel du Calvaire/Francois Lamontagne

Supporting the team on the ground during CSIO 5* Ocala Winter Festival V will be Equestrian Canada Manager of Jumping, Karen Hendry-Ouellette and Chef d’Équipe, Mark Laskin.

For more information on the CSIO 5* HITS Ocala, click here. Further details on the Longines FEI Nations’ Cup series can be found here.