Canada names Olympic jumping contenders

February 11, 2012

Jump Canada has named its list of declared candidates to be considered for the Canadian Show Jumping Team at the 2012 London Olympic Games.


Members of Canada's silver medal winning jumping team in Hong Kong in 2008.
The show jumping team and individual competition will take place from August 4 to 9 in Greenwich Park in London.

Canada won team silver in 2008, and all of its team members are again in contention for 2012 - but none will ride their horses from the last Olympics.

Reigning Olympic champion Eric Lamaze has been declared with five horses - Coriana van Klapscheut, Derly Chin de Muze, Herald 3, Hunter's Scendix, Luikka, and Verdi. His gold-medal winning partner, Hickstead, died suddenly in November.

Jill Henselwood has two options, in George and IV Ever, while Mac Cone has Unanimous and Capone I.

Ian Millar has the nod with In Style, Contino 14, Ferraro K, and Star Power, with the latter three horses also declared with Millar's son, Jonathon. His daughter Amy Millar is declared with Costa Rica Z, as well as Ferraro K and Star Power.