Equine Canada is pleased to announce the names of the rider/horse combinations who will be nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) for review and naming to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team for the sports of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping. The riders and horses nominated have successfully completed the team selection process of their respective High Performance Committees.
Nominated team entries will be submitted to the COC no later than July 4th. The COC will officially name the Canadian Olympic Team for the sport of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping on July 5th during a news conference at Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta.
The rider/horse combinations to be nominated are as follows (listed in alphabetical order):
Jacqueline Brooks/Cedar Valley, ON/D Niro/Brookhaven Dressage Inc.
Ashley Holzer/Toronto, ON/Breaking Dawn/Ashley Holzer and P.J. Rivzi
Pop Art (Reserve)/Rusty Holzer and Maureen Nicoll
David Marcus/Campbellville, ON/Chrevi’s Capital/Deborah Miculinic
If for any reason one of the selected horse/rider combinations is unable to compete in the Olympic Games,the following Team Alternate Nominees may be named as a substitute to the Dressage Team:
Diane Creech (1st Reserve)/Caistor Centre, ON/Devon L/Douglas and Louise Leatherdale, Leatherdale Farm
Pia Fortmuller (2nd Reserve)/DeWinton, AB/Orion/Pia Fortmuller & Dagmar Fortmuller
Peter Barry/Dunham, QC/Kilrodan Abbott/ Peter, Susan and Dylan Barry
Hawley Bennett-Awad/Langley, BC/Gin & Juice/Hawley Bennett-Awad and Linda Paine
Rebecca Howard/Salmon Arm, BC/Riddle Master/Blithe Hill Farm
Michele Mueller/Port Perry, ON/Amistad/ Julie Anna Pring
Jessica Phoenix/Uxbridge, ON/Exponential /Jessica Phoenix
If for any reason one of the selected horse/rider combinations is unable to compete in the Olympic Games,the following Team Alternate Nominee may be named as a substitute to the Eventing team:
Shandiss Wewiora/ Oakville ON/Rockfield Grant Juan/Amanda and Jorge Bernhard
Yann Candele/Caledon, ON/Carlotta Singular La Magnifica/Susan Grange
Tiffany Foster/Schomberg, ON/Victor/Torrey Pines Stable and Artisan Farms
Jill Henselwood/Oxford Mills, ON/George/Brian Gingras
Eric Lamaze/Schomberg, ON /* Derly Chin de Muze/Ashland Stables and Torrey Pines Stable
* Verdi/ Artisan Farm and Torrey Pines Stable
Ian Millar/Perth, ON/Star Power/Team Works
* The Jump Canada High Performance Committee has the liberty of changing the combinations prior to the final submission to the COC July 4th.
If for any reason one of the selected horse/rider combinations is unable to compete in the Olympic Games,the following Team Alternate Nominees, listed in priority order, may be named as a substitute to the Jumping team:
Jonathan Asselin/Calgary, AB/Showgirl/Attache Stables
Jenna Thompson/Calgary, AB/ Zeke/Jenna Thompson
Lisa Carlsen/Spruce Grove, AB/La Boom/La Boom Syndicate
For rider biographies, please visit Games 2012.
The 2012 Olympic Games Equestrian Competition takes place in Greenwich Park, London, July 28 – August 9.
Equine Canada would like to acknowledge the funding contributions of the following partners: Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Sport Canada in supporting our athletes to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.