Canadian Dressage Team Named for World Equestrian Games

Written by Dressage Canada - In Dressage - Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ottawa, ON, July 7, 2014 — The Dressage Canada Selection Panel is pleased to announce the names of the Canadian Dressage Team who will compete in the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, FRA August 23 – September 7, 2014. Selected according to the qualification thresholds and selection procedures, four rider/horse combinations are named to the Team.

Named to the Team in alphabetical order are

Rider / Home Town / Horse / Owner

Megan Lane / Loretto, ON / Caravella (Contango x Riverman), a 13-year-old Canadian-bred Dutch Warmblood mare / rider

David Marcus / Campbellville, ON / Chrevi’s Capital (Chrevi’s Cavallo x Weinberg), 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding / Deborah Kinzinger Miculinic

Karen Pavicic / Surrey, BC / Don Daiquiri (Don Cardinale), a 12-year-old Oldenberg gelding / rider and Jayne Essig

Belinda Trussell / Stouffville, ON / Anton (Antaeus x Melit), a 14-year-old Sachsen gelding / Robyn Eames

In addition to selecting the Canadian Dressage Team members, the Panel announces the rider/horse combination as alternate/substitute for the Dressage Team.

Named as a non-travelling alternate

Rider / Home Town / Horse / Owner

Jacqueline Brooks / Cedar Valley, ON / D Niro (D Day x Napoleon 625), a 14-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding / Brookhaven Dressage Inc.

“This Team represents a great combination of experienced, top international competitors and up-and-coming stars,” said chef d’équipe Victoria Winter, who was a member of Canada’s 2010 WEG Dressage Team.  “I congratulate all of our riders on their success, and I know that we will see some exciting results at WEG.”

In addition to the leadership of Winter, the Team will also be supported by Special Advisor, Desi Dillingham, Technical Advisor Dr. Volker Moritz, Veterinarian Dr. Geoff Vernon and Team Manager Christine Peters.

Dressage Canada is grateful to Sport Canada, its sponsors, suppliers, supporters and friends for their continued support of the Canadian Dressage Team in its quest for excellence at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

Provisional Schedule
August 25–26 Grand Prix
August 27 Grand Prix Special
August 29 Grand Prix Freestyle

For additional information regarding the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games please visit www.normandy2014.com.