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CBC Analyst Deanna Phelan on her “Dream Job”

Professional athletes from around the world are attracted to the challenging courses and significant prize money at Spruce Meadows. The competitions are broadcast live three times a year on CBC television. Deanna Phelan of Geary, NB, analyzes the rides and explains the technical aspects of the sport during these national broadcasts, and tweets updates and photos of the events. Phelan, 51, is also a show jumper who trains and competes in Ontario, Quebec, and Wellington, FL. She is a certified level 3 jumping coach and the owner of Geary Hill Stables, where she trains horses and coaches students. Is there a lot of research involved in preparing for these broadcasts? Yes, there is. The CBC has researchers who go online to find information about the riders. With social media, information is a lot more available to us, so we can find interviews and articles on pretty much every rider. Most…

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