Canadian Eventing Team for 2016 Rio Olympics Is Officially Announced

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The Canadian Olympic Committee and Equestrian Canada have officially named the Canadian Eventing Team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the Team (in alphabetical order):

Rebecca Howard (Marlborough, UK) and Blithe Hill Farm’s Riddle Master

Colleen Loach (Dunham, QC) and Peter Barry’s Quorry Blue d’Argouges

Selena O’Hanlon (Kingston, ON) and John and Judy Rumble’s Foxwood High

Jessica Phoenix (Cannington, ON) and Donald Leschied’s A Little Romance

The following combination has been named as the traveling reserve:

Kathryn Robinson (Kettering, UK) and her own Let It Bee

The Canadian Eventing Team earned its Olympic berth after finishing sixth at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. The Canadian Show Jumping Team as well as the names of the two individuals who will be representing Canada in dressage have also been announced and can be viewed at the link below.

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