Equestrian Canada Proclaims 2019 Excessive Efficiency Squads
Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo on the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Video games. Photograph by Leslie Threlkeld.
The Equestrian Canada Eventing Committee has simply introduced the 2019 Excessive Efficiency Squads for the Eventing Nationwide Staff Program (NTP). Rankings for the squads are primarily based on outcomes from CCI3*-L, CCI4-*L, CCI4*-S and CCI5*-L competitions from the 2018 season.
The Nationwide Squad is made up of mixtures “dedicated to and able to producing particular person efficiency outcomes” at CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L and CCI5* competitions, “and who present the power to contribute to a top-six staff consequence at main video games.”
The next mixtures have been named to the 2019 Canadian Nationwide Squad:
Hawley Bennett-Awad along with her personal and The Jollybo Syndicate’s Jollybo
Lisa Marie Fergusson and her personal Honor Me
Colleen Loach and Peter Barry’s Qorry Blue d’Argouges
Selena O’Hanlon and John and Judy Rumble’s Foxwood Excessive
Jessica Phoenix and her personal Pavarotti
The Improvement Squad consists of “mixtures dedicated to and able to progressing to Nationwide Squad. Horse-and-athlete mixtures named to the Improvement Squad are these which have achieved focused efficiency outcomes at eligible worldwide competitions within the earlier 12 months.”
The next mixtures have been named to the 2019 Canadian Improvement Squad:
Waylon Roberts with Michelle and John Koppin’s Lancaster and Kelecyn Cognac, owned by Anthony Connolly and Skye Levely
Shelby Brost along with her personal and Wayne Brost’s Crimson
Dana Cooke and The FE Mississippi Syndicate’s FE Mississippi
Sabrina Glaser and Patricia Yust’s Remembrant
Holly Jacks-Smither along with her personal and Bruce Smither’s Extra Inspiration
Brooke Massie and her personal Serendipity
Jessica Phoenix and Amanda Hoppner’s Bogue Sound
Karl Slezak and his personal and Kirk Hoppner’s Fernhill Needs
Mike Winter with Jessica Pidcock’s Shannondale Arlo and El Mundo, owned by Jonathan Nelson and Mike and Emma Winter
The Canadian Eventing Nationwide Staff Program is led by Technical Advisor, David O’Connor, and supported by the EC Eventing Excessive Efficiency Advisory Group and EC Eventing Supervisor, Fleur Tipton. The 2019 program consists of coaching camps and particular person coaching classes for focused athletes and horses, in addition to competitors teaching assist.
The main target of the 2019 program is to realize staff qualification on the 2019 Pan American Video games, which will probably be held Aug. 1-Four in Lima, Peru, in addition to particular person qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Video games at eligible competitions.
“We now have a talented group of horses and riders that comprise our Excessive Efficiency program,” Dr. Rob Stevenson, Chair of the EC Eventing Excessive Efficiency Advisory Group, mentioned. “By our partnership with information analytics firm, EquiRatings, I do suppose that we now have a greater understanding of our Excessive Efficiency Squad and focused athletes.”
“We’re more than happy to proceed beneath the technical management of David O’Connor,” Rob continued. “His expertise, understanding of the athletes, and dedication to our staff’s success will give us the very best alternative to achieve our focused outcomes. By this partnership, we plan to each strengthen and broaden the depth of our squads. This can be a good time for eventing in Canada, and we’re wanting ahead to a productive yr in 2019.”
The Nationwide Coaching Program “offers a pathway that helps the development of focused Canadian athletes within the Practice to Compete and Be taught to Win levels of the Lengthy-Time period Equestrian Improvement (LTED) framework to realize worldwide podium performances.” This system additionally aligns with EC’s total Excessive Efficiency technique and is supported by funding companions Sport Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee.
For extra info on EC Eventing, go to www.equestrian.ca/sport/eventing.
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