Ottawa, Ontario — Yann Candele of Caledon, ON, Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, Jonathon Millar of Perth, ON, and John Pearce of Stouffville, ON, have been named to the Canadian Show Jumping Team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games taking place September 25 to October 10 in Lexington, KY.
- Yann Candele, 39, has been named with Pitareusa, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Susan Grange.
- Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze, 42, has been named with Hickstead, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Ashland Stables Inc. and Torrey Pines Stable.
- Ian Millar, 36, will ride Contino 14, a 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Millar Brooke Farm.
- 2000 Canadian Olympian John Pearce, 50, will ride Alison Moore’s Chianto, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding.
Jill Henselwood, 47, of Oxford Mills, ON, has been named as the traveling alternate with Bradon Construction’s Bottom Line, an 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare.
“In a challenging year, I think we have managed to come up with a good team,” said Terrance ‘Torchy’ Millar, chef d'équipe of the Canadian Show Jumping Team. “We have a group of strong riders led by our gold medalist Eric Lamaze and the wonderful Hickstead.”
Lamaze has competed at the past four consecutive World Equestrian Games, in 1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006. Pearce competed for Canada at the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Rome, Italy. Candele and Millar will be making their World Equestrian Games debut. The alternate, Henselwood, competed at the 1994 World Equestrian Games in The Hague, The Netherlands, and 2006 in Aachen, Germany.
The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, held every four years, act as the World Championships for the eight equestrian disciplines of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, para-dressage, jumping, reining and vaulting. Held for the first time outside of Europe, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, from September 25 to October 10, 2010. The jumping competition will take place from October 4 to 9. The Team Final will be held on October 6 and the Individual Final will be held on October 9.
For more information about the World Equestrian Games, please visit www.alltechfeigames.com.
About Jump Canada
Jump Canada is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for all hunter, equitation and jumper activities in Canada from the grass roots to the international level. Jump Canada is governed by a board, the majority of whose members are elected by the stakeholders in the sport. For more information regarding Jump Canada programs and activities, visit http://www.equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada.
About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry. Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.
Photo: Eric Lamaze and Yann Candele by Cealy Tetley