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Equestrian Canada – Toronto, ON, Nov. 5, 2018 – Grant Production Testing Services Ltd. of Calgary, AB has been named the 2018 JC Sponsor of the Year in recognition of its dedicated sponsorship of Canadian youth show jumping athletes.

Grant Stevens, President and CEO of Grant Production Testing Services Ltd., has supported Canada’s upcoming show jumping talent over the past two years through the generous provision of team clothing, including top-of-the-line Equiline show jackets, windbreakers, polos and t-shirts.

Team Canada was properly outfitted by Grant Production Testing Services Ltd. at several prestigious events in 2017 and 2018, including the Children and Junior Nations Cup competition at the CSIO 5* Odlum Brown BC Open, held June 2, 2018 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC. A month later, Grant Production Testing Services Ltd. also supplied Canada’s show jumping team with stylish and functional performance apparel at the 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) in North Salem, NY.

“I can’t say enough about what going to these events with a supporter like Grant meant to the Canadian contingent,” said Beth Underhill, Chef d’Équipe for both the Children and Junior Nations Cup and the show jumping team at NAYC 2018. “It was very much appreciated. I’ve been involved with youth riders over many years, and I know how important it is to feel that there is camaraderie and a real connection with your teammates. To me, that starts with having unified clothing. The athletes were so appreciative and excited to receive their clothing, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that we had such fantastic results at NAYC – team gold and bronze, and individual gold and silver medals. Grant just cared so much about team spirit, being a proud Canadian and helping our young riders.”

Due to Stevens’ sponsorship, Canada’s rising stars looked and felt their best representing the maple leaf on the world stage. Equestrian Canada is privileged to count Grant Production Testing Services Ltd. as a steadfast supporter of youth during these formative stages of their burgeoning show jumping careers.

“I am honoured and very pleased to be the recipient of this award for Jump Canada’s Sponsor of the Year in 2018,” said Stevens. “Grant Production Testing is committed to supporting equine sport development and will continue to help facilitate the riding careers of the many talented young riders across Canada.”

Created in 2005, the JC Sponsor of the Year Award recognizes the significant impact that corporate sponsorship has on Canadian show jumping. Past recipients include SSG Gloves, (2017), the Younger-Millar Family (2016), and CP Rail (2014). For a complete list of award recipients, click here.

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PHOTO – Kerri Kerr accepted the 2018 JC Sponsor of the Year Award on behalf of Grant Stevens of Grant Production Testing Services Ltd. from Pam Law, Chair of the EC Jumping Committee, at the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, on Nov. 4, 2018 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON.
L to R: Neil Ratledge, Fran McAvity, Craig Collins, Pam Law, John “JT” Taylor, Jan Stephens, Kerri Kerr, Beth Underhill

PHOTO CREDIT – Michelle C. Dunn

EC Media Contact : Jessie Christie
jchristie@equestrian.ca