Equine Canada has announced the horse-and-rider combinations that will be nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee for review and named to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team.
The COC will officially name the Canadian Olympic teams for dressage, eventing and jumping on July 5.
The rider/horse combinations to be nominated are as follows (listed in alphabetical order):
Jacqueline Brooks of Ceday Valley, Ontario, riding Brookhaven Dressage Inc.’s D Niro
Ashley Holzer of Toronto, riding her own and P.J. Rivzi’s Breaking Dawn
Davis Marcus of Campbellville, Ontario, riding Deborah Miculinic’s Chrevi’s Capital.
Holzer also has a reserve horse, Rusty Holzer and Maureen Nicoll’s Pop Art.
If for any reason one of the selected horse/rider combinations is unable to compete in the Olympic Games, the following alternates may be named as a substitute:
Diane Creech of Caistor Centre, Ontario, riding Douglas and Louise Leatherdale’s Devon L
Pia Fortmuller of DeWinton, Alberta, riding her own and Dagmar Fortmuller’s Orion.
Peter Barry of Dunham, Quebec, riding Peter, Susan, and Dylan Barry’s Kilrodan Abbott.
Hawley Bennett-Awad of Langley, British Colombia, riding her own and Linda Paine’s Gin & Juice
Rebecca Howard of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, riding Blithe Hill Farm’s Riddle Master
Michelle Mueller of Port Perry, Ontario, riding Julie Anna Pring’s Amistad
Jessica Phoenix of Uxbridge, Ontario, riding her own Exponential
Shandiss Wewiora of Oakville, Ontario, riding Amanda and Jorge Bernhard’s Rockfield Grant Juan is the alternate.
Yann Candele of Caledon, Ontario, riding Susan Grange’s Carlotta Singular La Magnifica
Tiffany Foster of Schomberg, Ontario, riding Torrey Pines Stable and Artisan Farms’ Victor
Jil Henselwood of Oxford Mills, Ontario, riding Brian Gingras’ George
Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Ontario, riding Ashland Stables and Torrey Pines’ Stable’s Derly Chin de Muze or Artisan Farms and Torrey Pines Stable’s Verdi
Ian Millar of Perth, Ontario, riding Team Works’ Star Power.
Jonathan Asselin of Calgary, Alberta, riding Attache Stables’ Showgirl
Jenna Thompson of Calgary, Alberta, riding her own Zeke
Lisa Carlson of Spruce Grove, Alberta, riding La Boom Syndicate’s La Boom
Additionally, Equine Canada announced the para-equestrian athletes who have been nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent Canada at the Paralympic Games, Aug. 29-Sept. 9 in London.
Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, British Columbia, riding Equine Canada’s Off To Paris or her own Ferdonia 2
Eleonore Elstone of Langley, British Columbia, riding Elisabeth Posmus-Penterman’s Zareno or her own and Kelleigh Kulcsar’s Why Not G
Ashley Gowanlock of Surrey, British Columbia, riding Lauren Barwick’s Ferdonia 2 or Lauren Barwick’s Maile
Jody Schloss of Toronto riding her own Inspector Rebus