Canadian Show Jumping Team Named for CSIO 5* Gijon

Canada’s show jumping equestrian athletes have been confirmed for the FEI Nations’ Cup™ set to take place during the CSIO 5* Gijon

By: Equestrian Canada |

Canada’s show jumping equestrian athletes have been confirmed for the FEI Nations’ Cup™ set to take place during the CSIO 5* Gijon being held Aug. 30 to Sept. 4 2017 in Spain.

Canada’s 2017 Show Jumping Team at the €80,000 FEI Nations’ Cup on Sept. 2 includes,

  • Yann Candele of Caledon, ON, Chaventyno / Legacy Stables LLC
    Quidams Quit 2 / Gabriela Mershad
  • Jaclyn Duff of Edmonton, Alberta / EH All or None / Windermere Stable Ltd
    Caesar Z / Jaclyn Duff / Fabel / Torrey Pines Stable
  • Kara Chad of Calgary, Alberta / DSP Colfosco / Wulschner, Holger & Polikowski, Slawomir
  • Chris Pratt of Valencia, CA / Concorde / The Epic Group LLC & Chris Pratt
  • Reserve: Rebecca McGoldrick / West Tidsbury, MA / Cuba Libre / Rebecca McGoldrick
    Horatio can Erpekom /Rebecca McGoldrisk

The Chef d’Équipe for the Canadian athletes at the CSIO 5* Gijon is EC Manager of Sport – Jumping Department, Karen Hendry-Ouellette.

Historically, the Canadian Show Jumping Team has enjoyed success in the FEI Nations’ Cup at CSIO 5* Gijon, earning top 10 finishes in 2015 (ninth) and 2016 (fifth). Nations’ cup classes are the only type of jumping competitions where riders compete in teams of four and face off against other countries. To determine overall team scores, the top three scores from each team are counted toward the final result of the two-round competition.

For more information on CSIO 5* Gijon, visit http://hipico.gijon.es. Further details on the FEI Nations’ Cup series can be found at www.fei.org.