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Canadian Show Jumping Team Named for CSIO 3* Samorin, Slovakia

The Canadian Show Jumping Team athletes have been named for the FEI Nations’ Cup, taking place during the CSIO 3* Samorin, SVK, set for Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 2017.

The Canadian Show Jumping Team competing in the €30,000 FEI Nations’ Cup on Sept. 1 will be selected from the following horse/rider combinations:

Francois Lamontagne - Saint-Eustache, QC  
Horse: Chanel du Calvaire (owner: Francois Lamontagne)

Jordan Macpherson - Toronto, ON
Horses: Aldine (owner: Sved Stables); Aanwinst (owner: JEM Stables Inc.)

Jonathon Millar - Perth, ON
Horse: Bonzay (owner: Isotropic Networks Inc.)

Wesley Newlands - Toronto, ON
Horses: Wieminka B & Geisha van Orshof (owner: Weslands Farm)

Brian Walker - Wellington, FL
Horse: Carlson 93 (owner: Carlson 93 Syndicate LLC)

CSIO 3* Samorin represents a nations’ cup debut for Newlands, 29, and Walker, 33, who will wear the iconic red jackets - symbolizing senior Canadian Show Jumping Team status - for the very first time in their careers.

An experienced senior team member, Millar last represented Canada in a nations’ cup in 2016, helping the team to a sixth place finish in the $112,900 FEI Nations Cup held in Ocala, FL. This is the second time Lamontagne and Macpherson have been named to a nations’ cup team. Lamontagne made his team debut in 2012 at the CSIO 2* Buenos Aires in Argentina, helping Canada take second. Interestingly, Macpherson’s debut took place in Slovakia, when she was part of the third-placed Canadian team at the 2014 CSIO 3* Bratislava.

The Canadian athletes will be led by Chef d'Équipe, Mark Laskin during the CSIO 3* Samorin.

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.

For more information on the CSIO 3* Samorin, visit www.xbionicsphere.com/en/equestor . Further details on the FEI Nations’ Cup series can be found at www.fei.org .

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