Ottawa, Ontario — Jump Canada is pleased to announce the selection criteria for the Canadian Show Jumping Team at the 2007 Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 14-29.
A team of five horse/rider combinations will be named by Thursday, June 14, 2007, following the results of a series of selection trials. The selection trials will be held at the following competitions:
Location Date Class
Caledon National, ON Friday, May 18, 2007 Table C speed over a Table A course
Caledon National, ON Sunday, May 20, 2007 Grand Prix
Spruce Meadows â€˜Nationalâ€™, AB Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Section II Open
Spruce Meadows â€˜Nationalâ€™, AB Thursday, June 7, 2007 Section II Open
Spruce Meadows â€˜Nationalâ€™, AB Saturday, June 9, 2007 Grand Prix
Following the five selection trials, the 2007 Jump Canada Selection Committee comprised of Terrance Millar (Chair), Laura Balisky, David Ballard, Alan Chesler and Mark Samuel will name five team members as well as three alternates.
The three riders with the lowest number of faults over all five Selection Trials will be named to the Team. The remaining two Team members and the three alternates will be chosen at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee based on its opinion of who can best represent Canada at the 2007 Pan Am Games.
In order to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games, of which the equestrian portion will be held in Hong Kong, the Canadian Show Jumping Team must finish in the top three at the 2007 Pan American Games, excluding those countries that have already qualified through the 2006 World Equestrian Games.
For more information and complete criteria, please visit http://www.jumpcanada.ca/performance/panam_2007.html. For more information on the 2007 Pan American Games, please visit http://www.cob.org.br/pan2007/ingles/indexing.asp