The Canadian Show Jumping Team members have been named for the upcoming FEI Nations’ Cup™ taking place during the CSIO 4* Coapexpan in Xalapa, MEX from May 4-7, 2017.
The team competing for Canada in the $600,000 MXN CSIO 4* FEI Nations’ Cup™ on May 5 will consist of the following athletes:
Vanessa Mannix – Calgary, AB
Chemas – owned by Vanessa Mannix
Grand Cru VD Vijf Eiken – owned by Vanessa Mannix
Ali Ramsay – Victoria, BC
Hermelien VD Hooghoeve – owned by Ali Ramsay
Chris Surbey – Calgary, AB
Carnaval – owned by Linda Southern-Heathcott & Spruce Meadows Ltd.
Cavarola – owned by Linda Southern-Heathcott & Spruce Meadows Ltd.
Keean White – Rockwood, ON
For Freedom Z – owned by Anglestone Partners
Hera van de Kouterhoeve – owned by Anglestone Partners
Z Diamanty – owned by The Z Group, Javier Salvador Stables & Diamante Atelier
The Canadian athletes will be led by Chef d’Équipe, Mark Laskin during the CSIO 4* Coapexpan.
The CSIO 4* Coapexpan will act as the second qualifier in the North America, Central America and Caribbean League of the 2017 FEI Nations’ Cup Jumping series. Canada is currently sitting second overall in the league with 80 points, after placing third in the $100,000 FEI Nations’ Cup in Ocala, FL on Feb. 17. The United States is currently leading the league with 90 points, with Mexico holding third place on 70 points.
The third and final FEI Nations’ Cup qualifier will take place on June 2 during the CSIO 4* Odlum Brown BC Open at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC. From there, the top two teams in the league will be invited to contest the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, set for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2017.