Canada names WEG showjumping team

September 17, 2010

Canada has named its World Equestrian Games showjumping team, which has teaed up two experienced combinations with two WEG first-timers. All are from Ontario.


Eric Lamaze. © Spruce Meadows
WEG first-timers Yann Candele of Caledon, and Jonathon Millar of Perth, join Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, and John Pearce of Stouffville.

Candele, 39, has been named with Pitareusa, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Susan Grange. Millar, 36, will ride Contino 14, a 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Millar Brooke Farm.

Olympic Champion Lamaze, 42, has been named with Hickstead, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Ashland Stables Inc. and Torrey Pines Stable. Lamaze has competed at the past four consecutive World Equestrian Games, in 1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006. 2000 Canadian Olympian Pearce, 50, will ride Alison Moore's Chianto, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding. Pearce competed for Canada at the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Rome, Italy.

Jill Henselwood, 47, of Oxford Mills, Ontario, has been named as the travelling alternate with Bradon Construction's Bottom Line, an 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare. She competed at the 1994 World Equestrian Games in The Hague, The Netherlands, and 2006 in Aachen, Germany.

"In a challenging year, I think we have managed to come up with a good team," said chef d'equipe Terrance 'Torchy' Millar. "We have a group of strong riders led by our gold medalist Eric Lamaze and the wonderful Hickstead."