Sudden Loss of the Canadian Grand Prix Rider Jon Costin

Friday, May 10, 2013
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Jon Costin and Wholio (Photo by: Cealy Tetley)
Jon Costin and Wholio (Photo by: Cealy Tetley)
We mourn the sudden and unexpected passing of Jon Costin with such sadness. On Tuesday May 7th, 2013, at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, ON, he passed away at the age of 44. Jon was husband to Alycia and father to four children, Amalia, Erica, Luke and Simon. Costin trained with Neil and Cindy Ishoy for many years, was several times Canadian World Cup League finalist, and a USDF gold medalist. For three years he ranked top 60 in the World FEI/BCM Dressage standings. Career highlights include competing at the 2001 World Young Horse Championships in Verden, GER with Rebel Rockstar, short-list for the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen with partner Wholio, his 17.1hh Hanoverian gelding sired by Warkant. Jon was a well-respected professional dressage rider, training and coaching out of Jon Costin Dressage Inc. outside Toronto. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Freelton, ON, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.