Canadian show jumpers enjoyed a successful campaign in Mexico this weekend at the CSI 4* Coapexpan. Highlights included tying for second place in the $1,500,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ plus top finishes in the Grand Prix Veracruz and 1.50 Grand Prix.

The Canadian team, comprised of Yann Candele, Elizabeth Gingras, Tiffany Foster and Eric Lamaze, tied for second with the United States in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™, held April 29th. Both Canada and the US finished with 12 faults, and the host nation, Mexico, won with a total of eight faults. The Canadians added 90 points to their league standing, though they remain in third with a total of 140 points behind Mexico (190) and the US (185). El Salvador rounds out the league. They did not field a team at this event, however, and remain in fourth with 45 points.

Individual Canadian riders had a very successful weekend topping the leaderboard in most classes.

1.45m Open Welcome
– 5th – Erynn Ballard & Corette
– 8th – Vanessa Mannix & Colley’s Deluxe
– 9th – Keean White & Carrera van het Westleven Z
– 14th – Elizabeth Gingras & Coup de Chance
– 16th – Erynn Ballard & Z Diamanty

1.50m Xalapa Cup
– 6th – Keean White & For Freedom Z

1.45m FEM Classic
– 1st – Vanessa Mannix & Dooley’s Deluxe
– 3rd – Eric Lamaze & Melody des Hayettes Z
– 5th – Elizabeth Gingras & Coup de Chance

1.50m FEB Cup
– 1st – Keean White & For Freedom Z
– 2nd – Ben Asselin & Plume de la Roque
3rd – Vanessa Mannix & Rubens LS la Silla
8th – Erynn Ballard & Hera an de Kouterhoeve
11th – Elizabeth Gingras & Coup de Chance

1.60m Grand Prix Veracruz
– 1st – Ben Asselin & Veyron
– 3rd – Eric Lamaze & Coco Bongo
– 4th – Tiffany Foster & Southwind VDL
– 8th – Yann Candele & Showgirl
– 12th – Keean White & For Freedom Z

Asselin rode Veyron to victory on the final day and they were the only combination to achieve two clear rounds. “The entire facility at Coapexpan is second to none, the footing is perfect, the people are so kind and accommodating and the sport was very exciting,” said Asselin after accepting his gold medal after the Grand Prix Veracruz win. “I have an incredible group of horses underneath me thanks to the team at Attaché Stables and with Veyron I feel that I have another incredible Grand Prix horse. He has answered every call I have asked of him and he just never quits. I’m so excited to the future with these incredible horses.”

See the full results for the show here.