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Canadian Show Jumping Team Named for World Equestrian Games

The Canadian Show Jumping Team that will compete at the 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG) will be comprised of Melissa Brown of Claremont, ON, Mac Cone of King, ON, Karen Cudmore of Victoria, BC, and Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON. The alternate is Mark Samuel of Toronto, ON, is the alternate rider with Darios V, Chadburn Holdings’ 11-year-old selle francais gelding.

Brown, who recently represented Canada at the 2002 World Cup Final in Germany, will be riding Karolus K, her 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding. Cone, Canada’s highest placed rider at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, is paired with CoCu, Southern Ways’ 10-year-old grey Holsteiner mare. Cudmore was the winner of the WEG Selection Trials for the Canadian Show Jumping with the nine-year-old Holsteiner stallion, Conejo, owned by her husband, Blair Cudmore. 1999 Pan American Games team bronze medallist Lamaze, making his third consecutive WEG appearance, completes the team with Millcreek Raphael, a 12-year-old Hannoverian gelding owned by Phil Henning’s Millcreek Stables.

“We’re really excited and looking forward to competing at the World Equestrian Games,” said Danny Foster, chef d’equipe of the Canadian Show Jumping Team. “We have a great team, our horses all look fantastic and I think we stand a good chance.”

The horses and riders had an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the conditions and atmosphere in the 22,000-seat Chapin stadium with Tuesday’s ‘Friendly’ competition. Official competition begins Wednesday with the Speed Round, scheduled from 4–8 p.m. Nations’ Cup team competition will take place on Thursday to decide the team medals. Following a day of rest, the top 25 riders based on their individual standings will compete on Saturday with the top four riders then advancing to the Final Four Individual Final on Sunday. In an exceptional format that tests skill and horsemanship, the four remaining riders will ride each of the four horses over the same course.

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