Competition Tightens for Canadian Olympic Qualifying

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Karen Pavicic - Don Daiquiri IMG_3841

April 25, 2016

Competition has tightened for Canada’s two Olympic individual places with less than 0.2 percentage points separating three combinations in contention with about two months to the deadline to qualify for the Games in Rio de Janeiro.

World Games 2014 team combination of Karen Pavicic on Don Daiquiri increased their average to 69.890 at the inaugural Tryon, North Carolina CDI3* to be second to Belinda Trussell on Anton with 73.625 on the rankings compiled by

Chris von Martels on Divertimento moved up to third on 69.751 for the average of the best four Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special scores acquired by the deadline of July 4.

Megan Lane on Caravella was close behind on 69.751.

Equine Canada–a name that may not exist much longer as apparently the federation will undergo an identity change and a new governance structure–does not release a leaderboard or its Olympic selection criteria.

However, the average of the four highest Grand Prix level scores—a minimum of two Grand Prix scores and the other two can be Grand Prix or Grand Prix Special—can be included from the beginning of 2016 to July 4. Each submitted score must be 68 per cent or better.

Unofficial standings of Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special results as compiled by for combinations with scores of at least 68 per cent.

Canadian Olympic Qualifying Scores as of April 24, 2016