Ottawa, Ontario — Jump Canada has selected Ben Asselin of Calgary, AB, as the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for August. Asselin, 16, and Lolita, a 12-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Attaché Stables, produced five clear rounds to win the individual gold medal and lead Alberta to the team gold at the North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championship (NAJYRC) held July 28 to August 1 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Asselin followed up his double gold medal victories at NAJYRC with a win in the $32,500 Laramide Oil and Gas Grand Prix in the CSI2* Rocky Mountain Classic I Show Jumping Tournament held August 18 to 22 at Anderson Ranch in Calgary, AB. Riding Attaché Stables’ Magic Man, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Asselin had the only double clean ride to capture the win. The following week at CSI2* Rocky Mountain Classic II, Asselin won $32,500 Attaché Classic, this time riding Lolita.
“August was the most unbelievable month,” said Asselin. “Lolita jumped fantastic in the Junior division at Young Riders’ and Magic Man has been super at giving me mileage in the bigger classes and in the Grand Prix ring. Cavalor makes great products, and I am very thankful that they sponsor this award.”
As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for August, Asselin receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc. In Canada, Cavalor products are available through Equus Integral (Francis Berger 514 924-4035 and Michel Lavictoire 514 467-8075). Equus Integral is Cavalor Inc.’s exclusive Canadian distributor and can be reached at email@example.com.
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Photo: Ben Asselin was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for August by Jump Canada. Photo Credit — stockimageservices.com