first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Ottawa, ON—Following a successful spring training and competition program, the Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee is pleased to announce the names of the Canadian Eventing Squad for the World Equestrian Games, being held September 30–October 3, 2010. Selected according to the qualification thresholds and selection procedure, nine rider/ horse combinations have been named to the Squad.  The 2010 World Equestrian Games will be held in Lexington Kentucky, USA. Named to the Squad (in alphabetical order) are:Rider, hometown                              Horse                                                                     OwnerHawley Bennett-Awad, Langley,        BC Gin N Juice, 2000 brown American Thoroughbred   Rider & Linda Paine  Diana Burnett, Blackstock, ON          Manny, 2000 bay Canadian Thoroughbred cross          Rider & Eventing Canada!Kyle Carter, Calgary, AB                 Madison Park, 1998 bay American Thoroughbred         Rider & Jennifer CarterRebecca Howard, Salmon Arm, BC   Riddle Master, 2001 bay Canadian Sport Horse            Caroline Bazley Michelle Mueller, Port Perry, ON       Amistad, 1999 chestnut Canadian TB cross                  Julie-Anna Pring Selena O’Hanlon, Elgin, ON              Colombo, 1994 bay Swedish Warmblood                     Elaine & Michael DaviesJessica Phoenix, Uxbridge ON          Exponential, 1998 bay Canadian thoroughbred             RiderStephanie Rhodes Bosch,                Port Authority, 1998 bay Canadian bred Selle Français  Rider & Patricia BoschSummerland, BC     Ian Roberts, Port Perry, ON   Napalm,  1996 grey  Irish Sport Horse                                   Rider,  Kelly Plitz & Tracey NewmanFor rider biographies, please visit the Equine Canada web site at www.equinecanada.ca.  The WEG Squad will participate in a training sessions and preparatory competitions throughout the summer leading up to the final training camp, which will take place in September prior to the Games. The final team of up to six rider /horse combinations and alternates will be named in September.The team trains under the leadership of David O’Connor, International Technical Advisor.  Eventing Chef d’équipe, Graeme Thom; stable manager, Debbie Furnas; team veterinarian, Dr. Christiana Ober; and team farrier, Randy Pawlak will accompany and provide support to the team throughout the Games.The Canadian Eventing Committee is grateful to Sport Canada, Podium Canada and all of its sponsors, supporters, suppliers and friends for their continued support of the Canadian Eventing Team in its quest for excellence at the 2010 World Equestrian Games The Olympic sport of eventing encompasses three separate tests: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping held consecutively. Each test ridden by the rider and horse in combination is scored individually but added together for the final results. The rider/horse combination with the fewest number of penalty points over the three days wins the competition. At the 2010 World Equestrian Games each eligible nation may compete three or four rider/horse combinations in the team competition (with the best three scores to count towards the final classification) plus one or two combinations in the individual competition. Nations which are unable to field a team may send one or two rider/horse combinations to compete in the individual competition.Provisional Schedule for the World Equestrian Games Eventing CompetitionThursday, September 30         Dressage  Day 1Friday, October 1                    Dressage  Day 2 Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!center_img Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Saturday, October 2                Cross CountrySunday, October 3                  Show Jumping                                              Victory Ceremony  — Team and Individual                                      last_img