Canadian Team Named for CSIO 4* Coapexpan FEI Nations’ Cup™

The Canadian Show Jumping Team members have been named for the upcoming FEI Nations’ Cup™ taking place during the CSIO 4* Coapexpan in Xalapa, MEX

By: Equestrian Canada |

The Canadian Show Jumping Team members have been named for the upcoming FEI Nations’ Cup™ taking place during the CSIO 4* Coapexpan in Xalapa, MEX from May 4-7, 2017.

The team competing for Canada in the $600,000 MXN CSIO 4* FEI Nations’ Cup™ on May 5 will consist of the following athletes:

Rider/Hometown/Horse/Owner
Vanessa Mannix/Calgary, AB/Chemas/Vanessa Mannix
Ali Ramsay/Victoria, BC/Grand Cru VD Vijk Eiken/Vanessa Mannix
Chris Surbey/Calgary, AB/Hermelien VD Hooghoeve/Ali Ramsay
Keean White/Rockwood, ON/For Freedom Z, Angelstone Partners
Keean White/Rockwood, ON/Hera van de Kouterhoeve, Angelstone Partners
Keean White/Rockwood, ON/Z Diamanty, Angelstone Partners

The Canadian athletes will be led by Chef d’Équipe, Mark Laskin during the CSIO 4* Coapexpan.

The CSIO 4* Coapexpan will act as the second qualifier in the North America, Central America and Caribbean League of the 2017 FEI Nations’ Cup Jumping series. Canada is currently sitting second overall in the league with 80 points, after placing third in the $100,000 FEI Nations’ Cup in Ocala, FL on Feb. 17. The United States is currently leading the league with 90 points, with Mexico holding third place on 70 points.

The third and final FEI Nations’ Cup qualifier will take place on June 2 during the CSIO 4* Odlum Brown BC Open at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC. From there, the top two teams in the league will be invited to contest the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, set for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2017.

For more information on the FEI Nations’ Cup Jumping series, click here.