Equestrian Canada and Canadian Olympic committee named the 12 athletes of all the three equestrian disciplines for the upcoming Lima Peru America games 2019. All the three disciplines get a chances for the Tokyo 2020 olympic games.
Equestrian Team of Dressage, Team and Eventing in all three category are nominated the Canada team squad. From the 12 athletes list Five athletes have previous experience representing Canada on the world stage, while seven are attending their first senior multi-sport games.
“I feel honoured to compete for Canada in the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima. Wearing the red jacket brings added pressure, but it is an incredible feeling to have a whole nation behind you,” Walker, who is the reigning Canadian show jumping champion, said in a release. “This will be my first major games. I am riding alongside an experienced team and my horse, Falco van Spieveld, has been in super form. Together I think we can pull off a great result for Canada.”
“It is an incredible moment for any athlete, in any sport, to be named to the national team for a major games,” said Jon Garner, EC Director of Sport. “The hours spent honing their craft to get to this point are likely immeasurable, and for the most part started as a child on a pony. The athletes selected to represent Canada at the upcoming Lima 2019 Pan American Games have done everything asked of them and more to get this far. This is step one.”
full list of Canadian equestrian athletes are named for the Lima Peru games 2019.
- Jill Irving (Moncton, N.B.) – Horse: Degas 12; Owner: Jill Irving & Windhaven Farm
- Tina Irwin (Stouffville, Ont.) – Horse: Laurencio; Owner: Tina & Jaimey Irwin
- Lindsay Kellock (Toronto) – Horse: Floratina; Owner: Chloe Gasiorowski
- Naima Moreira Laliberté (Outremont, Que.) – Horse: Statesman; Owner: KML S.à r.l.
Reserve: Megan Lane (Loretto, Ont.) – Horse: Zodiac MW; Owner: Deer Ridge Equestrian
Reserve: Belinda Trussell (Stouffville, Ont.) – Horse: Carlucci; Owner: Barbara Holden Sinclair
- Dana Cooke (Merritt, B.C.) – Horse: Mississippi; Owner: FE Mississippi Syndicate LLC
- Colleen Loach (Dunham, Que.) – Horse: FE Golden Eye; Owner: Amanda Bernhard
- Jessica Phoenix (Cannington, Ont.) – Horse: Pavarotti; Owner: Jessica Phoenix
- Karl Slezak (Tottenham, Ont.) – Horse: Fernhill Wishes; Owner: Kirk Hoppner & Karl Slezak
- Reserve: Waylon Roberts (Port Perry, Ont.) – Horse: Lancaster; Owner: Michelle & John Koppin
- Reserve: Hawley Bennett-Awad (Aldergrove, B.C.) – Horse: Jollybo; Owner: Hawley Bennett-Awad & Jollybo Syndicate LLC
- Reserve: Holly Jacks-Smither (Hillsburgh, Ont.) – Horse: Candy King; Owner: Holly Jacks-Smither
- Reserve: Lesley Grant-Law (Toronto) – Horse: Lady Chatterley; Owner: Lesley Grant-Law, Jackie Brown & Steve Brown
- Erynn Ballard (Tottenham, Ont.) – Horse: Fellini S; Owner: Ilan Ferder
- Lisa Carlsen (Okotoks, Alta.) – Horse: Parette; Owner: Lisa Carlsen
- Mario Deslauriers (Bromont, Que.) – Horse: Bardolina 2; Owner: Wishing Well Farm LLC; Horse: Amsterdam 27; Owner: LUJA LLC & Wishing Well Farm LLC
- Nicole Walker (Aurora, Ont.) – Horse: Falco van Spieveld; Owner: Nicole Walker
- Reserve: Beth Underhill (Schomberg, Ont.) – Horse: Count Me In; Owner: Sandy Lupton