Monthly Archives: August 2014

Canadian Eventing Team Wraps Up Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 with Top 10 Finish

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The Canadian Eventing Team hung on to their seventh place finish at the conclusion of the final show jumping phase on August 31 at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, FRA. After completing a demanding cross country course at the Le Pin National Stud venue in Ornes on August 30, three Canadians presented their horses for inspection early the following morning. All three horses passed the inspection and were loaded up for a 45 minute trailer ride to the D’Ornano Stadium venue…
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Canadian Show Jumping Team Ready for World Championship Competition

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The Canadian Show Jumping Team is set to begin competition at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which is held every four years and acts as the world championships.  Canada is represented by Yann Candele, 43, of Caledon, ON, Tiffany Foster, 30, of Vancouver, BC, defending Individual Bronze Medalist Eric Lamaze, 45, of Schomberg, ON, Ian Millar, 67, of Perth, ON, and alternate Chris Sorensen, 32, of Caledon, ON. The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games run from August 23 through September 7, with show…
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Canadian Reiner Finishes Top 10 in Finals at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014

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Canadian reiner, Cody Sapergia of Lermoos, AUT and Nu Chexomatic (Nu Chex To Cash X Tejons Peppy Doc) earn their highest score at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 with 223.5, which kept them in the medals for the majority of the Finals. The Saskatchewan native had the crowd cheering and whistling as he and Nu Chexomatic, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse stallion owned by Tina Künstner-Mantl and Jac Point Quarters, galloped into the arena, coming to a flying stop. After backing up to the centre, they…
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Canadian Eventing Team in Top 10 After Challenging Cross Country Course at Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014

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The Canadian Eventing Team tackled a challenging cross country course on August 30 to move up to seventh place at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, FRA. Team Canada will go forward into the final show jumping phase on August 31 on a score of 324 penalties after admirable performances over a challenging cross country course that saw 26 of 91 riders withdraw, retire, or get eliminated. Footing was a big factor on the course, due to a substantial amount of rain…
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Canadian Eventing Team in Seventh Place Heading into Cross Country at Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014

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The Canadian Eventing Team wrapped up the dressage phase on August 29 and is holding seventh place heading into cross country at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France. The two-day dressage phase saw a record of 91 horses representing 27 nations over two days at the incredible Le Pin National Stud venue in the Ornes region. All four of the Canadian Eventing Team riders achieved personal best dressage scores at the FEI 4* level. After the first two Canadian riders, Peter…
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Another Medal for Canada’s Lauren Barwick at the 2014 Games in Para-Dressage

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For the second day in a row, Canada’s Lauren Barwick had a podium finish for her Freestyle Test during the last day of para-dressage competition on Friday, August 29, at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, FRA. Barwick of Aldergrove, BC, earned the silver medal riding Equine Canada’s 13-year-old Oldenburg mare, Off to Paris, in the Grade II Freestyle Test. Barwick followed through on her prediction that she and her talented mare had a great Freestyle and were going to be a…
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Canadian Endurance Team Races Through the Trenches in Sartilly, FRA at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014

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One hundred and sixty-five horse-and-rider combinations, representing 42 nations, set off on the five-loop, 160 km endurance race across the coast of Sartilly, FRA on August 28. With unfavourable weather conditions the trails turned to mud trenches sinking a foot deep causing issues on course. Canadians took on the race with a strategic plan and several tactics to approach the race technically. Reflecting on the race day, Chef d’Equipe Maura Leahy remarked, “We came into this event expecting to have four personal bests. So it…
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Call for Nominations for Positions on the Canadian Eventing Committee

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The Canadian Eventing Committee (CEC) is a sub-committee of Equine Canada (EC). The Canadian Eventing Committee is a management committee. Its role is to ensure the overall management, integration and coordination of all CEC activities. The Canadian Eventing Committee (CEC) is comprised of: a chairperson elected by Canadian Eventing Congress according to the process outlined in the CEC Governance Manual, a secretary elected by Canadian Eventing Congress according to the process outlined in the Governance Manual, two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association…
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Lauren Barwick Scores Canada’s First Medal at the 2014 Games

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Canada’s Lauren Barwick finished on the podium today in the bronze medal position and earned Canada’s first medal of the Games following her Individual Championship Test during the fourth day of para-dressage competition on Thursday, August 28, at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, FRA. Riding Equine Canada’s 13-year-old Oldenburg mare, Off to Paris, in the Grade II Individual Championship Test, Barwick of Aldergrove, BC, finished with the bronze medal following a lovely ride, scoring 70.914%. “I’m super exited today because I…
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Canadian Eventing Team Holding Eighth Place After Day One of Dressage at Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014

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The Canadian Eventing Team made their Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 debut in dressage on August 28 at the renowned Le Pin National Stud venue in the Ornes region of France. The start list for dressage featured a total of 91 horses from 27 different nations, which set a new record for Eventing attendance in FEI World Equestrian Games history. Two Canadians took to the ring on day one, and their combined scores have put Team Canada into eighth position heading into day two…
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