Tag Archives: Canada

Syndicate successful – Jordan McDonald’s horse will remain with friend 2015 Pan Am Games,Canadian Eventing,Horses,Riders

In December, Leahona Rowland (CAN) began a campaign to raise the money to acquire the ride on Jordan Macdonald’s beloved Glencento with the full support of Shandiss, Jordan’s wife. Jordan was one of Canada’s top eventers and he passed away as a result of a fall on cross-country in June of this year. We are thrilled to report that Jordan McDonald’s beloved mare Glencento has been successfuly syndicated to Canadian and family friend Leahona Rowland. Leahona says, “Thank you to everyone for their support, especially those who donated to the Indiegogo site. Gwen, Shandiss and myself are so thrilled that…

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Young rider, young horse, the road to Rolex is possible – Kyle Carter explains Canadian Eventing,Good to know,Missed it?,Rolex 2015

Every eventer in North America dreams of completing Rolex. In April every year, the pros and the first timers gather in Lexington, Kentucky, to tackle North America’s only four-star. Each year, there is always a mixed bag of results. Sometimes the veterans fail and surprisingly the Rolex rookies storm through the finish flags on their young rider horses. Young rider horses completing Rolex certainly demonstrates that not all riders need a veteran four-star campaigner to show them the ropes. Four-star horses are rarely for sale and end up selling for big money. Riders without four-star experience are in a difficult…

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Glen Oro Horse Trials – OI cross-country gallery 2014 events,Galleries

Lunch break! Check out the photo gallery of the Open Intermediate cross-country. Note: The Open Preliminary and Preliminary Rider  cross-country gallery will be posted at 3:oo pm today. Feel free to share the pictures on social media. Please credit Eventing Connect. If you require a high res image, email tracy@eventingconnect.today Complete results here. 1234►

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Glen Oro Horse Trials – Open Intermediate show-jumping gallery 2014 events,Galleries

As the Eventing season winds down in Ontario, Eventers were not missing an opportunity to compete and were out in full force at Glen Oro Horse Trials in Hawkestone Ontario. The show ran Saturday and Sunday and both days were sunny and WARM which is rare treat for the end of September in Ontario. Congratulations to the winners Open Intermediate: Karl Slezak on Fernhill Cascum Marco Open Preliminary: Shawn Ferguson on Cruising Guy Preliminary Rider: Ashton Hays on London By Night Open Training: Lindsay Beer on Embassine Junior Training: Julia Fraser on Dalwhinnie Senior Training: Kaitlyn Pollard on Magic Carpet…

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FOUND – UPDATE TO FOLLOW : Horse missing after rider falls off at show in North Augusta, Ontario 2014 events,Events,Horses

UPDATE: We have just got word that Mia has been found. We will have updates later about where she spent the last 24 hours. Thank you to everyone who spread the word. ____________________________________________________________________________________ We need the public’s help to bring home Jessica Adam’s beloved horse Mia. The last 24 hours have been a living nightmare for Jessica. Mia is “Missing In Action” as she ran off into the woods yesterday morning at Touch A Rainbow Horse Trials schooling show in North Augusta. The pair had a fall on course after slipping at a turn in between fence 12 and 13…

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Equine Canada – Jamaican bob sled team? Canadian Eventing,Missed it?

Lesley Grant Law has written another great blog for Horse Canada and she certainly hits on some painful reality notes about where Canada’s top equestrians sit on the international stage. Personal bests don’t even come close to top finishes in dressage, show-jumping and certainly not eventing. Since being married to an Olympic gold medalist (Leslie Law, 2004 Olympics, Athens) her standards defining success have certainly been altered. She touches on two aspects that are severely lacking in Canadian eventing and without these two elements we will never be competitive. Lack of horses and funding to acquire them Lack of owners…

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Canada’s four-star producer – Selena O’Hanlon 2014 WEG,Riders

Aboard Colombo, Selena O’Hanlon was riding high in 2010 as a Canadian team silver medalist at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Four years later she is back to show the world some more Canadian grit, this time on Foxwood High. Owned by John and Judy Rumble, Foxwood High is an 11-year-old, Canadian Sport Horse gelding and Selena brought him up the upper levels herself. Producing four-star horses is something she is mastering as she piloted two around Rolex earlier this year. Selena and her second Rolex mount, Bellaney Rock, were named as alternates for the Canadian WEG team. He is…

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Graeme Thom did not resign over Canadian team correction 2014 WEG,Current news

This week, I had the opportunity to chat with Graeme Thom, former Canadian Eventing Team Chef d’Equipe and the Chair of High Performance about his recent resignation. There have been postings on social media that people are linking his resignation to the Canadian Eventing Team’s correction that removed Kathryn Robinson as a team member. These posts came as a result, of a story posted by Eventing Connection, Who goes to WEG – Best riders or paperwork keeners? After speaking at length with Graeme it is clear that the reason for, and timing of, his resignation and the Team’s correction are…

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WEG take two – Canada’s Hawley Bennett-Awad 2014 WEG,Riders

Livingstone (Hank), Hawley Bennett-Awad’s first team horse, campaigned at the advanced level for eleven years, running numerous four stars. Horses are far from disposable to Hawley, she explained, “I don’t have a lot of money so if these horses break that’s it, my toys are done. I have to do everything I can to protect them and help them along the way.” “When I got Hank I only had the one horse and I came from a family with no money. If he broke, I had nothing. I never really ran him fast at horse trials, but every time he…

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