Equestrian Canada Announces 2018 High Performance Squad

Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High at Kentucky CCI4* 2017. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

The Equestrian Canada Eventing Committee announced the 2018 Eventing High Performance Squad today. Riders and horses were selected based on FEI results from the 2017 competition season.

“The Canadian athletes had a strong season in 2017 at the international 2*, 3* and 4* levels. 2017 also marked the first year of our strategic partnership with the eventing data analytics company, EquiRatings. This proved to be a valuable investment both for athletes and the High Performance Advisory Group,” Dr. Rob Stevenson, Chair of the EC Eventing High Performance Advisory Group, said.

“We are fortunate to once again have David O’Connor providing technical guidance to our athletes. Given the success he has had with the Canadian team in the past, we feel this bodes well for 2018. At this time, we believe we have the horses and athletes, the leadership, and the strategy that should yield strong results in 2018 and beyond.”

National Squad

Colleen Loach (Dunham, Quebec) and Peter and Susan Barry’s Qorry Blue d’Argouges

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

Jessica Phoenix (Cannington, Ontario) and Don Good’s Pavarotti

Kathryn Robinson (Kettering, Great Britain) and her own and Gayle Robinson’s Let It Bee

Development Squad

Hawley Bennett-Awad (Aldergrove, British Columbia) and her own Jollybo

Lindsay Beer (Springwater, Ontario) and her own Kennystown Frankie

Dana Cooke (Mooresville, North Carolina) with Kingfisher Park’s Mississippi and Kingfisher Park’s FE Stormtrooper 

Lisa Marie Fergusson (Langley, British Columbia) and her own Honor Me

Sabrina Glaser (Langley, British Columbia) and Patricia Yust’s Rembrandt

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

Lesley Grant-Law (Ocala, Florida) and her own Harthill Diamond

Brandon McMechan (Toronto, Ontario) and his own Oscar’s Wild

Jessica Phoenix (Cannington, Ontario) and Amara Hoppner’s Bogue Sound

Waylon Roberts (West Grove, Pennsylvania) with Anthony Connelly & Skye Levely’s Kelecyn Cognac, Michelle & John Koppin’s Lancaster and Anthony Connolly & Skye Levely’s Mindful


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