Canadian Show Jumping Team Will Aim for Hat Trick at CSIO 5* Odlum Brown BC Open
Equestrian Canada – Ottawa, ON, May 9, 2018 – The Canadian Show Jumping Team will be aiming for a hat trick during their final league qualifier in the 2018 Longines FEI Jumping Nations’ Cup™ series, being hosted at the CSIO 5* Odlum Brown BC Open in Langley, BC from May 29 to June 3, 2018.
The BC Open will feature the $400,000 CSIO 5* Longines FEI Nations’ Cup™ of Canada on June 3 – which acts as the third and final series qualifier in the North and Central America and Caribbean League.
The team that will be vying for Canada’s third straight win will be chosen from the following horse-rider combinations:
The Canadian athletes will be led on the ground in Langley by Equestrian Canada Manager of Jumping, Karen Hendry-Ouellette and Chef d’Équipe, Mark Laskin.
Canada heads into the final qualifier carrying a total of 200 points, having won the qualifiers at the CSIO 5* Ocala in February and the CSIO 5* Coapexpan in Mexico in April. The United States is currently in second place on 165 points, and Mexico holds third with 135 points. Following the CSIO 5* BC Open, the top two teams in the league will be invited to contest the Nations’ Cup Final in Barcelona, ESP set for Oct. 4-7, 2018.
The $400,000 CSIO 5* Longines FEI Nations’ Cup™ of Canada will be available on livestream through FEI TV on June 3 at 4:50 p.m. EDT at https://tv.fei.org.
Nations’ cup classes are the only type of jumping competitions where riders compete in teams of four and face off against other countries. To determine overall team scores, the top three scores from each team are counted toward the final result of the two-round competition. Historically, the Canadian Show Jumping Team has a strong record at the Odlum Brown BC Open, having taken second in 2017 and 2016.
For more information on the CSIO 5* Odlum Brown BC Open, visit www.tbird.ca. For further details on the FEI Nations’ Cup Jumping series, click here.
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