Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 25, 2015 – Jump Canada has announced the Canadian Young Rider, Junior, and Children’s riders who will be competing during week eight of the CSIO4* Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla. from Feb. 25 to March 1.

Held annually in Wellington, Fla., the WEF series features 12 weeks of world-class show jumping competition that attracts riders from 33 countries to compete for over $8 million in prize money.

Week eight is a highlight of the series, as it puts the spotlight on the up-and-coming young stars of the sport through the Hollow Creek Farm Children’s, Junior and Young Rider Nations’ Cups.

The following Canadian riders are competing as individuals:

Rider / Hometown / Horse
Paige Mawson (Young Rider) / Toronto, Ont. / Chin Chin 24
Jessica Blum (Junior) / Gormley, Ont. / Cooper R
Julia Tops (Junior) / Calgary, Alta. / Castillio
Sam Walker (Children’s) / Nobleton, Ont. / Winnipeg Jet

For more information on the CSIO4* WEF, visit