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Canadian Eventers Continue to Succeed at International Competitions

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Canadian Eventers Continue to Succeed at International Competitions

December 20, 2010 | Share Ottawa, ON—


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While Canadians everywhere were celebrating their eventing team’s silver medal finish at WEG, Canadian riders continued to record victories around the globe.


At the CCI2* Osberton International Three Day Event in Great Britain, held September 29–October 3, Kathryn Robinson, who currently resides in Kettering, GBR, rode Weinkonig 3 to a fourth place finish out of 99 starters. Robinson and Weinkonig 3, a 14-year-old Hessen gelding owned by the rider, added only four show jumping faults to their dressage score to finish with 51.3. Robinson and her second horse, Let it Bee, the rider’s nine-year-old German-bred gelding, finished 11th adding 12 show jumping faults to their 47.6 dressage score to complete the event with 59.6.


Canada had one entry at the FEI World Championship for Young Eventing Horses held at the National Stud, Parc de l’Isle Briand, in Le Lion d’Angers, FRA, held October 21–24. Lindsay Pearce of Tecumseh, ON, rode Patricia Pearce’s Irish Sport Horse mare Saniki to 15th place out of a field of 66 entries in the CCI 2* Seven-Year-Old Final. The pair finished on their dressage score of 58.9.


The same weekend at the 2010 Hagyard Midsouth Three Day Event held in Lexington, KY, Lindsay Mahon of Schomberg, ON, earned a fifth place finish in the CCI 1* division, finishing on his dressage score of 55.9, aboard Master Key, the rider’s eight-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding. Moira Laframboise of Orangeville, ON, added only four show jumping faults to her dressage score of 55.3 for eighth place with Raniki, Steven Chepa’s seven-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding. In 11th place, on a score of 61.4, was Siobhain O’Connor of Guelph, ON, riding her own Mizar, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. Sable Giesler of Powassan, ON, and her seven-year-old Holsteiner gelding Evil Munchkin, finished in 19th, while Erin MacDonald of London, ON, finished 20th on Java, an eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding.


At the Galway Downs International Horse Trials, the last event of the North American international season, held in Temecula, CA on November 5–7, Canadian two-time Olympian and 2010 WEG team silver medalist Hawley Bennett–Awad rode Five O’Clock Somewhere, a nine-year-old Thoroughbred owned by Susan Church, to a third place in the CC1 1* division finishing on their dressage score of 53.7.

Olympian Sandra Donnelly, of Calgary, AB, and her own Babe Ruth, a seven-year-old Canadian Warmblood gelding, finished in fourth place with a total of 59.1. James Atkinson of Mountain, MB, and Liz Weeks’ Gustav, a 10-year-old Thoroughbred cross gelding, finished in fifth place with 60.6. Caroline Smith of Spruce Grove, AB rode her six-year-old Paint gelding, Lucas, to 11th place.  Andi Mae Warner of Maple Grove, BC, and her eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Phlight Plan, an finished in 23rd place, while Lynne Larsen of Merritt, BC and her 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding Frosch, rounded out the Canadian entries in 24th place.


In the CCI 2* division, Katelyn Ziegler of Beiseker, AB, and her horse Peninsula Lion, an eight-year-old Irish Warmblood gelding finished in eighth place.


SILVER!!!! I was crying watching the awards

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 1:46 PM Comments comments (0)

The Canadian Eventing Team Wins Silver at the World Equestrian Games | Print | October 3, 2010 —


With photos



The Canadian Eventing Team won the team silver medal on October 3, 2010, at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG)—Eventing Championships, held in Lexington, KY.

The team, comprised of Hawley Bennett-Awad, Kyle Carter, Selena O’Hanlonand Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch, entered the show jumping phase in third place on a combined score of 147.50. With the best three of the four scores to count, they added only one rail, for four faults, to a final total of 151.50 finishing in the silver medal position. This result was not only Canada’s first eventing team medal at a World Championships in 32 years, but also qualified the Canadian Eventing Team for the 2012 London Olympics.

 

 

“This team was full of poise and grace all the way through this competition,” said International Technical Advisor, David O’Connor. “They have been real grown up, and I thought they were class yesterday and class today with only one rail down. It is a really exciting time for all of us—the program, the riders and for where we go in the future.”

 

Great Britain won the team gold medal with a team total of 139.40, and New Zealand was less than one rail behind Canada with 154.80 for bronze.

“We are thrilled and it was a great team effort. We finished four pointsoff our dressage score, so it does not get any better than that,” said Graeme Thom, chef d’équipe of the Canadian Eventing Team. “David O’Conner did a fantastic job and everyone on the team was wonderful.”

 

Rhodes-Bosch, 22, of Summerland, BC and Port Authority, a 12-year-old Canadian-bred Selle Français/Thoroughbred gelding that she co-owns with her mother, Patricia Bosch, was the top Canadian adding one rail at fence 11, the Liverpool, to finish with a three-day total of 48.20 for ninth place overall.

 

“I, for my own individual result, would have loved to be clear, but withonly one rail, I was able to contribute to a really great team result,”said Rhodes-Bosch. “I am super excited. This is a really great day for Canada.”

 

With a clean show jumping round, O’Hanlon of Elgin, ON moved up six placings to finish 12th overall on her dressage score of 50.8 riding Elaine and Michael Davies’ 16-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding, Colombo.

 

 

  “I did not want to let anyone down today. It is a lot more pressure whenit is your teammates that are counting on you for a medal,” said O’Hanlon who also rode Colombo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “Colombo isa fantastic horse. He always goes as well as I can ride him.”

 

Also clear in show jumping was Bennett-Awad of Langley, BC riding Gin & Juice, the 10-year-old bay American Thoroughbred mare owned by Bennett-Awad and Linda Paine, who finished in 17th place on their dressage score of 52.50.

 

“It was a great feeling knowing how fit my horse was today,” said Bennett-Awad. “She is a young horse, so the more miles she gets the better she is going to be. Gin & Juice is just amazing”

 

Riding Caroline Bazley’s Canadian-bred nine-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding, Riddle Master, Howard of Salmon Arm, BC, added one rail to her score to finish with 61.20, which was good for 23rd place individually.

 

“He really came here and went to work this week,” said Howard of her young horse. “I noticed that he was a bit spookier in the ring today, but he was a really good boy.”

 

Carter of Calgary, AB rounded out the Canadian team with two rails riding Madison Park, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by Carter and Jennifer Carter. The pair finished in 35th with a score of 76.90.

 

“The mistake that happened was mine. With Madison Park, you only have one option, and that is to ride him like he will never knock a fence down,” said Carter. “He jumps well, but I tried to protect him too much.I am thrilled with him.”

 

Jessica Phoenix and Exponential, who were competing individually, withdrew before show jumping due to a minor injury incurred on Saturday.

 

At the end of the competition Bennett-Awad added on a final thought fromthe Canadian Eventing Team. “In the next few years we are going to continue to develop and continue to be a team to look out for—just a heads-up.”

 

Eventing is comprised of three phases of competition held consecutively —dressage, cross country and show jumping.  At the 2010 World EquestrianGames, 80 horses representing 18 nations competed in the eventing competition.

 

For more information, including complete results, please visit www.alltechfeigames.com.

 

 

Novartis Animal Health Canada Inc. is the official supplier of joint therapy to the 2010 Canadian Equestrian Team at the World Equestrian Games.

 

About Novartis Animal Health Canada Inc.

 

With offices in Mississauga, Ontario and manufacturing, research and development sites in Prince Edward Island, Novartis Animal Health CanadaInc. researches, develops and commercializes leading animal treatments that meet the needs of pet owners, farmers, veterinarians and the aqua culture industry. Part of the Basel, Switzerland-based Novartis Animal Health global organization, the Canadian business offers the full range of the animal health products and is a major contributor to the global Aqua Health operations of Novartis Animal Health.  For more information about Novartis Animal Health Canada Inc., please consult http://www.ah.novartis.ca.

 

About Canadian Eventing

 

Canadian Eventing is a committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the grassroots to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 12 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the strategic plan for eventing, all eventing activities are administered by this committee via six sub-committees with the support of eventing manager based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. The national team athletes and program, led by International Technical Advisor David O’Connor, are monitored by the High Performance Committee. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanada.ca—Sport—Eventing.

 

About Equine Canada

 

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of theCanadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  EquineCanada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.

 

 


Xcountry Canadians RULE!!!!

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Canadian Equestrian Team Sitting in Third Place Overall Following Cross-Country at 2010 WEG 


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October 2, 2010 — The Canadian Eventing Team is currently in third position overall, and Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch is the top Canadian following cross-country, the second of three phases in the Eventing Championships, at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) heldin Lexington, KY.

Leading Canadian competitor following dressage, Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch, 22, of Summerland, BC and Port Authority, a 12-year-old Canadian-bred Selle Français/Thoroughbred gelding that she co-owns with her mother, Patricia Bosch, effortlessly handled Mike Etherington-Smith’s cross country course and finished penalty free, moving the up the leaderboard 11 spots to sixth place overall, still on her dressage score of 44.2.

 

“The course today was a lot bigger than at Rolex in April, but my horse was very, very good all the way around the course. I could not be happier with him, and yesterday in the dressage test was the same thing.He just went exactly the way I wanted both days,” Rhodes-Bosch. “For him to go double-clean today was just perfect.”

 

  Canada’s lead-off rider for the team, Olympian Selena O’Hanlon of Elgin,ON rode Elaine and Michael Davies 15-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding, Colombo, and set the pace for the rest of her team mates by completing the cross country course fault free and within the time.

 

“Colombo was just fantastic. I rode him as fast as I could safely and hewas up on the clock, so I took the long route to the angled hedges nearthe end of the course because I was worried about his left drift. He finished up nice and I am really glad that he was fit,” said O’Hanlon, who is currently in 18th place on her dressage score of 50.8.

 

Second to go for Canada, and competing as an individual in their first four-star event, Jessica Phoenix of Uxbridge, ON and her horse Exponential, the 12-year-old bay Canadian Thoroughbred gelding, finishedwithout jumping penalties and just 1.6 time faults.

 

“Exponential was amazing and I am so lucky to have this horse. He is an incredible jumper and he handled the course perfectly. He jumped a bit exuberantly through the water but it worked out really well. He just hadconfidence beyond his years today,” said Phoenix, who sits in 31st place after cross country on a score of 61.8.

 

Team member Hawley Bennett-Awad of Langley, BC riding Gin & Juice, the 10-year-old bay American Thoroughbred mare owned by Bennett-Awad andLinda Paine, also rode a faultless course and finished the day on her dressage score of 52.5.

 

“Today could not have been any better. This makes two-times that we havebeen double clean here, which is not bad for a young horse,” said Bennett-Awad, who moved up to 22nd place overall. “I am thrilled. She really could not have been any better.”

 

Adding only 1.2 time penalties to their dressage score, Rebecca Howard of Salmon Arm, BC, successfully navigated Riddle Master over his first four-star course. The pair, who are also competing as individuals for Canada, is currently 28th with a score of 57.2.

 

“It was my first four-star with Riddle Master and he could not have beenbetter out there. He galloped strongly all the way to the end of the course. He just felt super confident—like he grew up another notch today,” remarked Howard about Caroline Bazley’s Canadian-bred nine-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding.

 

 Completing the sixth Canadian round and fourth for the team without jumping faults,  Kyle Carter of Calgary, AB is currently in 35th place with a score of 67.9 riding Madison Park, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by Carter and Jennifer Carter. Carter added 4.4 time penalties to his dressage score.

 

“It is a privilege to ride him. I was really hoping for a contributing score because he had been working so well, so I was disappointed with our dressage yesterday, but out on cross-country he is always brilliant,” said Cater. “We lost a stud and he slipped in some turns, which cost me a little on the time. He put all his effort in to it today.”

 

Counting the best three scores from the four team members, Canada is currently ranked third overall among the 14 nations competing in the team competition with a two-day total of 147.50 penalty points.

 

Chef d’équipe Graeme Thom was thrilled with his team following cross country. “Everyone performed to the best of all expectations, and it just shows what the program has done, what the riders have done, what the horses are, and hopefully everyone will get through tomorrow morning. We could not have asked for a better outcome today.”

 

Heading into Sunday’s third and final phase of show jumping, Great Britain currently leads the standings with a total of 139.40 penalties but, less than one show jumping rail behind, is the United States with 143.30 penalties.  New Zealand is currently ranked fourth with 150.80.

 

Eventing is comprised of three phases of competition held consecutively —dressage, cross country and show jumping.  At the 2010 World EquestrianGames, 80 horses representing 18 nations are competing in eventing.  Show jumping will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, at the Main Stadium. Team and Individual Medals will be awarded following the conclusion of Monday’s competition.

 

For more information, including live results, please visit www.alltechfeigames.com.

 

2010 World Equestrian Games – Provisional Individual Eventing Standings Following Cross-Country    Rider             

  Country

  Horse

  Score 

1.

M. Jung   Germany   La Biosthetique-Sam FBW

  33 2.

W. Fox-Pitt   Great Britian 

  Cool Mountain

  42

3.

R. Holder   United States

  Courageous Comet

  42.50 4.

I. Klimke   Germany 

  FRH Butts Abraxxas

  42.90 5.

A. Nicholson   New Zealand

  Nereo

  43.50 6.

Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch   Summerland, BC

  Port Authority

  44.2 18.

Selena O’Hanlon   Elgin, ON

  Colombo

  50.80 22.

Hawley Bennett-Awad   Langley, BC

  Gin & Juice

  52.5 28.

Rebecca Howard    Salmon Arm, BC

  Riddle Master

  57.20 31.

Jessica Phoenix   Uxbridge ON 

  Calgary, AB

  61.80 35

Kyle Carter   Calgary, AB

  Madison Park 

  67.90  

 

About Canadian Eventing

 

Canadian Eventing is a committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the grassroots to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 12 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the strategic plan for eventing, all eventing activities are administered by this committee via six sub-committees with the support of eventing manager based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. The national team athletes and program, led by International Technical Advisor David O’Connor, are monitored by the High Performance Committee. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanada.ca—Sport—Eventing.

 

About Equine Canada

 

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of theCanadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  EquineCanada is recognized by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organization representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.

 

Novartis Animal Health Canada Inc. is the official supplier of joint therapy to the 2010 Canadian Equestrian Team at the World Equestrian Games.

 

About Novartis Animal Health Canada Inc.

 

With offices in Mississauga, Ontario and manufacturing, research and development sites in Prince Edward Island, Novartis Animal Health CanadaInc. researches, develops and commercializes leading animal treatments that meet the needs of pet owners, farmers, veterinarians and the aqua culture industry. Part of the Basel, Switzerland-based Novartis Animal Health global organization, the Canadian business offers the full range of the animal health products and is a major contributor to the global Aqua Health operations of Novartis Animal Health.  For more information about Novartis Animal Health Canada Inc., please consult http://www.ah.novartis.ca.


brain is spinning

Posted on October 2, 2010 at 1:52 PM Comments comments (0)

I hope you are all following the WEG right now.

Our Canadian riders have shown the world what we can do.

OMG I am all pins and needles watching this!!!


Where Eventing Went and How to Get It Back: Some Guy's Take

Posted on April 8, 2010 at 5:43 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you love this sport?


Then I really recomend you head over to Eventing Nation and join in this major!! Very important!! discussion.

Read, learn and COMMENT. Be a part of it.


Where Eventing Went and How to Get It Back: Some Guy's Take


Eventers everywhere seem frustrated and concerned, even angry.  This frustration doesn't have one origin or cause, but it has built up gradually over time as people have watched novice riders wheeling their courses, as we have seen professionals running their top horses at as many four-stars as possible until they break down (and then at two more), and as some imported super-mover is ridden in near hyperflexion and extended trot around a training test and scores a 15. 

 


I am bored - more web reads

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 4:26 PM Comments comments (0)

very pretty!!


Blanket Repair Tips


Trailer your single horse with a mirror ?????? hmmm


Couple years old but makes sence - Have those antibacterial hand wash despenser thingys in your barn to stop the spread of infection and coughs


I always only look at the Eventing Radio section of Horse Radio but this is interesting!!

Stable Scoop Episode 57 – The Personality of the Horse -

Is your Horse a Rockstar or a Steady Eddy?  Find out as we speak with Jeanne Lambrecht and Dessa Hockley, the author of the book “Is Your Horse a Rockstar”, about the 16 personality types of horses.

 


And another section of the Horse Radio!!!

Horse Tip Daily #175 – Jessica Phoenix on Getting Away From Home

Jessica Phoenix is a Canadian Eventer that you are going to want to get to know. She shares with us some training tips that helped her qualify for the Canadian Olympic team in 2008.


At some point everyone ends up having to talk to an official and usually about something they dont agree with. Another interesting radio link

Horse Tip Daily #172 – Ashley Adams on Communicating with Officials

Ashley Adams is a delightful new addition to the Horse Radio Network family of co-hosts. She is one of the new rotating co-hosts of the Eventing Radio Show and we will carry her tips here on Horse Tip Daily. Listen in as she speaks about communicating with show officials.


Personally something important to listen to - also has a video to show you.

Horse Tip Daily #159 – Proper Helmet Fit


I can not agree more!!

Horse Tip Daily #138 – Max Corcoran on Thanking the Volunteers

Max Corcoran, long time groom for International Eventer Karen O’Connor, joins as co-host of the Eventing Radio Show with some tips she has learned through the years. Max speaks today about the importance of thanking the volunteers.


Ok time to get back to work. :cool:

More Canadians at the Fork

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Stephanie Rohdes-Bosch at the 2:07 minute mark.


Jessica Hamph at the 2:57 minute mark.


Dianne Burnett at the 5:59 minute mark.


Selena O'Hanlon at the 7:46 minute mark


Micheline Jordan at the 9:22 minute mark.


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