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Canadian Eventing Team Announces Substitution for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Game 2014


August 13, 2014, Ottawa, ON - Following an injury sustained during training, A Little Romance (A Fine Romance x Donaufurst), a nine-year-old Canadian-bred Thoroughbred Trakehner cross owned by Donald and Anita Leschied and ridden by Jessica Phoenix, has been withdrawn from the Canadian Eventing Team nominated to compete at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) 2014 in Normandy, FRA, August 23 - September 7, 2014.


It is expected that A Little Romance will make a full recovery.


"This past Friday A Little Romance was completing her last gallop prior to leaving for the WEG when she pulled a shoe causing her foot to abscess," said Jessica Phoenix of Uxbridge, ON. "Don and Anita Leschied and I feel it's in A Little Romance's best interest to withdraw her from the WEG as she heals from this injury. We want to thank Equine Canada for their diligence, assistance and support in handling this situation and for giving A Little Romance the opportunity to represent Canada. This horse has an amazing future ahead of her and we are excited to see her back in competition in the near future."


Following the Selection Procedure, the alternate Pavarotti (Pavarotti vd Helle x Foxiland), a 12-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Don J. Good and ridden by Jessica Phoenix, has been selected by the Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee to replace A Little Romance.


The team trains under the leadership of Clayton Fredericks, International Technical Advisor. Eventing chef d'�quipe, Jacky Green, team veterinarian, Dr. Christiana Ober, team manager, Fleur Tipton, stable manager, Max Corcoran, team farrier, Randy Pawlak and team therapist, Jo Ann Wilson will accompany and provide support to the team throughout the Games.


Provisional Schedule for the World Equestrian Games Eventing Competition


Thursday, August 28               Dressage Day 1


Friday, August 29                    Dressage Day 2


Saturday, August 30                Cross Country


Sunday, August 31                   Show Jumping

                                                 Awards Ceremony - Team and Individual


For specific times and competition details and results consult the Organizing Committee website www.normandy2014.com, or the FEI web site www.fei.org.


The Canadian Eventing Committee is grateful to Sport Canada, and its sponsors, suppliers, supporters and friends for their continued support of the Canadian Eventing Team in its quest for excellence at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.


The Olympic sport of eventing encompasses three separate tests: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping held consecutively. Each test ridden by the rider and horse in combination is scored individually but added together for the final results. The rider/horse combination with the fewest number of penalty points over the three phases wins the competition.  



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About Canadian Eventing
Canadian Eventing is a committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the domestic to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 12 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the strategic plan for eventing, all eventing activities are administered by this committee via six technical sub-committees with the support of eventing department staff based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. The national team athletes and program, led by International Technical Advisor Clayton Fredericks, are monitored by the High Performance Committee. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanada.ca/eventing.

� propos de Concours complet canadien
Concours complet canadien est le comit� de Canada Hippique responsable de la discipline du concours complet au pays depuis la base jusqu'� l'�chelon international. Il comprend 12 membres dont deux cavaliers repr�sentants �lus par l'Association des cavaliers d'�lite. Tel que le pr�voit le plan strat�gique, ce comit� r�git toutes les activit�s de cette discipline par l'entremise de six sous-comit�s techniques, avec le soutien du personnel de la direction du concours complet bas�e dans les bureaux de Canada Hippique � Ottawa. Le comit� de Haute performance est responsable du suivi des athl�tes et du programme de l'�quipe nationale, lesquels �voluent sous la direction du conseiller technique international Clayton Fredericks. Pour un compl�ment d'information au sujet de Concours complet canadien, visitez le www.equinecanada.ca/eventing.

About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is the leading national sport and equine organization in the country. It fulfills a broad range of governance, advocacy and development functions, all of which focus, in one way or another, on the horse and draw on the enthusiasm it arouses. As a result of our efforts, Equine Canada is recognized by Sport Canada and the F�deration Equestre Internationale (FEI) as the national governing body for equestrian sport and recreation in Canada. It is the industry sector leader and as such is recognized and supported by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. In particular, its leadership in improving both the quality and condition of horses is lauded at home and abroad.

� propos de Canada Hippique

Canada Hippique est l'organisme national responsable de l'organisation du sport �questre et de l'hippisme au pays.  Il exerce une vaste gamme de fonctions de gouvernance, de repr�sentation et de d�veloppement, toutes ax�es, d'une fa�on ou d'une autre, sur le cheval et l'enthousiasme que celui-ci suscite.  Gr�ce � nos efforts, Canada Hippique est reconnu aupr�s de Sport Canada et de la F�d�ration �questre internationale comme �tant l'organisme national dirigeant les sports et les loisirs �questres au Canada.  Il est le leader de ce secteur de l'industrie et est reconnu comme tel et soutenu par Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada.  Plus particuli�rement, son leadership dans l'am�lioration de la qualit� et de la condition des chevaux est louang� tant au pays qu'� l'�tranger.