Canadian Pride on Display as Olympic Selection Competition Begins in Wellington

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WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 8, 2020–Canadian pride was on display at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Wednesday a day ahead of the first qualifying competition for selection for the country’s team for the Tokyo Olympics in July.

Three team mates from the Pan American Games gold medal team in Lima, Peru last summer who are among at least 30 combinations to declare for the Canadian selection procedures.

Lindsay Kellock was color-cordinated leading Sebastien, 14-year-old Rhinelander gelding that she began competing at Big Tour in Wellington a year ago. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Naima Moreira-Laliberté with Statesman, her 2019 Pan American Games team gold medal mount. Naima began competing Statesman in the Under-25 divisionafter the Hanoverian was acquired from Spain’s Jordi Domingo Coll. Naima, Naima, now 23 years old, focused on the Grand Prix in 2019 and was one of two Big Tour combinations on the Canadian gold medal team at the Lima Pan Ams. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.xom

 

Jill Irving’s shoes drew a lot of attention as she jogged Arthur and Degas, her two Grand Prix horses. She competed Degas for Canada at the Pan American Games. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com