Canada’s World Equestrian Games Dressage Team Named
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OTTAWA, Ontario, Juy 8, 2014–The Canadian dressage team named Tuesday for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games next month includes two Olympians and two senior championship newcomers.
The team announced by Equine Canada is:
–Megan Lane, 23, of Loretto, Ontario and Caravella, a 13-year-old Canadian-bred Dutch Warmblood mare (Contango x Riverman). The pair medaled at the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships in 209, 2010 and 2011 and this year won five CDI Grand Prix in the United States and Canada.
–David Marcus, 33, of Campbellville, Ontario and Chrevi’s Capital, 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Chrevi’s Cavallo x Weinberg) owned by Deborah Kinzinger Miculinic. The American-born David and Chrevi’s Capital competed on the Canadian team at the Olympic Games in London in 2012.
–Karen Pavicic, 43, of Surrey, British Columbia, and Don Daiquiri a 12-year-old Oldenberg gelding (Don Cardinale), / rider and Jayne Essig. Karen and Don Daiquiri began competing CDI Grand Prix in California in February, 2013 and this year showed in Florida and Europe.
–Belinda Trussell, 42, of Stouffville, Ontario and Anton, a 14-year-old Sachsen gelding (Antaeus x Melit) owned by Robyn Eames. Belinda rode Anton on the Canadian team at the WEG in Kentucky in 2010 and rode Royan at the 2002 WEG in Jerez, Spain and the Athens Olympics in 2004.
Named as a non-traveling alternate:
–Jacqueline Brooks, 46, of Cedar Valley, Ontario and D Niro, a 14-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding (D Day x Napoleon 625) owned by Brookhaven Dressage Inc. Jacqueline and D Niro were on the Canadian team at the 2012 Olympics and she rode Gran Gesto on the Canadian team at the 2008 Olympics.
“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.”
Both Megan Lane on Caravella and David Marcus on Chrevi’s Capital will compete next week at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany.