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Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Well Underway

I’m a bit late in starting this Pan American blog – and there’s been much Canadian success already!

In broader terms, Canada has already amassed more Gold Medals in the first few days of these Games than the entire 2011 Guadalajara Games.

At the time of writing, Canada is at the top of the medal table for both Gold (38) and total (97).

And 2 of those medals are thanks to Canada’s Dressage Team! (Team Silver, and of course Chris von Martels’ individual Bronze).

I will make a separate post later devoted to the Dressage Team’s fantastic performance, but right now I’ll start off with the Eventers.

After holding their training camp just minutes away from the venue (at Jorge & Amanda Bernhard’s facility), the Eventers moved into Caledon Equestrian Park on July 15th.

The jog was held today (16th), and after a few tense moments for Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue D’Argouges (owned by WEG2014 & London2012 Team member Peter Barry), everyone passed the inspection.

Team Canada Stables – looking fancy!

Group Shot before the jog

Waylon Roberts & Waylon”s and Kelly Plitz’s Bill Owen

Jessica Phoenix & Don Good’s Pavarotti

Kathryn Robinson & her Let it Bee

Colleen Loach & Peter Barry’s Qorry Blue D’Argouges

Selena O’Hanlon & John and Judy Rumble’s Foxwood High

Eventing competition gets underway tomorrow (July 17) with Dressage.

Waylon Roberts & Bill Owen – 9:22
Colleen Loach & Qorry Blue D’Argouges – 10:47
Kathryn Robinson & Let It Bee – 13:35
Jessica Phoenix & Pavarotti – 15:17




Selena O’Hanlon & Columbo 4th at Red Hills CIC3*

Olympians Selena O’Hanlon & Columbo rode to a 4th place in a very competitive CIC3* field at Red Hills over the weekend.
The division was won by Phillip Dutton and Mystery Whisper.

Selena was also the highest placing Canadian in the CIC2* where she placed 8th aboard Foxwood High, her silver medal mount at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Congrats also goes out to Kendal Lehari who won the Advanced division with Daily Edition.

Full results can be found here:

And Eventing Nation has some terrific coverage of all the divisions

Check out Kendal Lehari’s showjumping round:

Here is  Jessica Pheonix being interviewed by‘s Samantha Clark of why Canadians love Red Hills.

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