The Equestrian Canada (EC) Jumping Committee is pleased to announce the athletes named to the 2019 National Team Program (NTP), based on FEI results from the 2018 season.
The NTP was created to provide a pathway that increases the number of Canadian athletes achieving international podium performances. It identifies athletes in the Train to Compete and Learn to Win stages of the Long-Term Equestrian Development (LTED) framework and supports their progression to the Train to Win and Live to Win levels. In addition, the NTP is aligned with EC’s high performance strategies and funding partners, such as Sport Canada and the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP).
Jumping NTP athletes are named in priority order, ranked by the highest percentage of rounds with four faults or less, with a minimum of 10 rounds within one calendar year.
To be named to the A Squad, each horse-and-rider combination maintained a minimum of 50% of rounds with four faults or less in FEI competition at the 1.55-1.6m level or above.
Combinations named to the B Squad maintained a minimum of 50% of rounds with four faults or less in FEI 1.5m classes. Competitions listed as 1.4-1.6m classes were reviewed to determine if the competition results would be considered as eligible.
For more information on EC jumping, visit www.equestrian.ca/sport/jumping.