Canada’s rising jumping stars gained invaluable team experience and achieved impressive results during the Children and Junior Nations’ Cup competition on June 2, 2018 at the CSIO 5* Odlum Brown BC Open in Langley, BC.
The Children’s Team, made up of Stella Chernoff of DeWinton, AB, Brooklyn Deacon of Abbottsford, BC, Eric Krawitt of Okotoks, AB and Olivia Stephenson of Calgary, AB kicked off the day by earning a close second place finish against teams from the United States and Mexico in the CSIOCh* Children’s Nations’ Cup.
The CSIOJ* Junior Nations’ Cup was up next, with Anya Bereznicki of Calgary, AB, Mary Jones of Vancouver, BC, Austin Krawitt of Okotoks, AB and Carly Stevens of Foothills, AB riding for the maple leaf. Canada’s third place finish came on a two-round total of 12 faults.
Mario Deslauriers of New York, NY, Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, BC, Jonathon Millar of Perth, ON, and Keean White of Rockwood, ON, formed the Canadian Show Jumping Team that finished runner-up in the $400,000 Longines FEI Nations’ Cup held Sunday, June 3, at CSIO 5* Langley, BC.
Ireland claimed victory for the second year in a row with a total of 12 faults while Canada finished second with 18 faults. Mexico, who had claimed the inaugural Nations’ Cup at Langley in 2016, finished third with 25 faults to stay ahead of the United States with an uncharacteristic total of 34 faults, despite the last-minute substitution of number two rider in the world, Kent Farrington aboard Uceko. Without the luxury of a drop score, the three-man team from Brazil racked up 40 faults for a fifth-placed finish.