Jump Canada Names Canadian Team for $300,000 BMO Nations’ Cup at Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament

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Ottawa, ON, September 9, 2014 — Jump Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian Show Jumping Team that will represent Canada in the $300,000 BMO Nations’ Cup at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament, to be held September 10-14 in Calgary, AB.

The following horse/rider combinations will compete for Canada in the Nations’ Cup on Saturday, September 13:

Rider/Horse (owner)/Hometown

Ben Asselin / Makavoy (Attache Stables) / Calgary, AB

Tiffany Foster / Tripple X III (Artisan Farms) or Southwind VDL (Tiffany Foster & Artisan Farms) / Schomberg, ON

Eric Lamaze / Powerplay (Artisan Farms), Zigali P S (Artisan Farms) or Fine Lady 5 (Artisan Farms) / Schomberg, ON

Ian Millar / Dixson (Susan & Ariel Grange) or Star Power (Team Works) / Perth, ON

Leading the Spruce Meadows Team will be team manager, Karen Hendry-Ouellette, and chef d’équipe, Mark Laskin.

The $300,000 BMO Nations’ Cup has been held during the ‘Masters’ Tournament since 1993. Canada has had great success in the past, winning in 2006, finishing third in 2010, and taking second in 2011.

The ‘Masters’ Tournament marks the final leg of Spruce Meadows’ series of international competitions held throughout the spring and summer each year. It draws top riders from around the world, including Olympic, World Equestrian Games and Pan American Games Champions. In addition to the $300,000 BMO Nations’ Cup, it boasts the richest show jumping class in the world–the $1.5 Million CP International, presented by Rolex, and a total of $2.8 million of prize money during the prestigious, five day competition.

The $300,000 BMO Nations’ Cup will be aired on CBC Television on Saturday, September 13. Check your local listings for the broadcast time.

For more information on the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament visit www.sprucemeadows.com.

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