Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent the Canadian Eventing Team in the CICO 3* FEI Nations’ Cup™ Eventing , to be hosted at the Great Meadow International, presented by Adequan®, in The Plains, VA from July 7-9, 2017.
Canada will be represented by the following athletes:
Lisa Marie Fergusson/Vancouver, BC/Honor Me/Lisa Marie Fergusson
Selena O’Hanlon/Kingston, ON/Foxwood High/John & Judy Rumble
Jessica Phoenix/Cannington, ON/Pavarotti/Don J. Good
Jessica Phoenix/Cannington, ON/A Little Romance/Donald Leschied
Waylon Roberts/Port Perry, ON/Kelecyn Cognac/Anthony Connolly & L. Skye Levely
Holly Jacks-Smither/Orangeville, ON/More Inspiration/Holly Jacks-Smither & Bruce Smither
In addition, the following Canadian horse-rider combinations will compete as individuals:
Rachel McDonough/Etobicoke, ON/Irish Rhythm/Rachel McDonough
Jessica Phoenix/Cannington, ON/Abbey GS/Charlotte Schickedanz
The Canadian athletes will be led by Chef d’Équipe and Chair of the EC Eventing High Performance Advisory Group, Dr. Rob Stevenson, during the CICO 3* FEI Nations’ Cup.
This year marks just the second time an FEI Nations’ Cup Eventing has been hosted in North America. In 2016, Canada earned an impressive silver medal finish in the inaugural event, which also took place at the Great Meadow International. The Americans took gold in 2016, with bronze going to Great Britain.