The Canadian team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, on 2 - 9 August 2012 will include:
Jacqueline Brooks on D-Niro (SWB born 1999 by D-Day out of Alitalia 18708 by Napoleon-Herkules, breeder Christina Almström), Ashley Holzer on Breaking Dawn (reserve horse Pop Art) and David Marcus on Chrevi's Capital.
The first reserve is Diane Creech on Doug and Devon L and the second reserve is Pia Fortmuller on her own Orion.
CCI/CIC Jersey Fresh Three Day Event, Allentown, New Jersey, USA may 10–13
Colombo (SWB born 1994 by Eighty Eight Keys xx out of Colette by Concarneau-Le Capricore xx, breeder Tord Bonde) and Selena O’Hanlon (CAN) placed 3d in CCI***. “Our dressage was great,” said O’Hanlon who has been working with Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Gina Smith when she has been at home between competitions. “We have been turning up the volume for each test we have done recently. I’m sorry that I lost a second place finish by adding two jumping time penalties, but he was the only horse to not have any jumping faults on both cross country and show jumping, so I’m very pleased.”
Piece of Hope (SWB born 1999 by Feliciano out of Ungulata xx by Royal Conductor-Major Portion, breeder Ylva Melin) and Connor Husain (USA) placed 3d in CIC**.
Colombo from start to finish:
D-Niro aka "Goose" (SWB born 1999 by D-Day out of Alitalia 18708 by Napoleon out of Remona 14597 by Herkules out of Marie-brisad by Astronaut-Brisad, breeder Christina Almström) and Jacqueline Brooks in training at home in june 2012.
Great granddame Marie-Brisad is also granddame to Luiza Silveira´s (BRA) mounths Monelight. D-Niro and Jacqueline have displayed a consistency this year that has placed the pair fourth on Canada’s Olympic ranking.
CIC*** Luhmühlen, Germany june 14-17
Wega (SWB born 2001 by Irco Mena out of La Fair 25359 by Labrador-Prince Fair xx, breeder Margareta Algotsson) and Sara Algotsson-Ostholt (SWE) placed 2d. Mister Pooh (SWB born 2000 by Majim G out of Trollop xx 24818 by Tammer Fors xx-Eudaemon xx, breeder Stall Pooh) and Niklas Lindbäck (SWE) placed 4d.
La Fair (SWB born 1997 by Labrador out of Princess Fair 20317 by Prince fair xx-Cosmos xx, breeder Margareta Algotsson) and Linda Algotsson (SWE) placed 13th, First Lady (SWB born 1999 by Sack out of Fleur III (F2) 20264 by Steve´s Friend xx-Napoleon, breeder Inger Rosberg) and Niklas Jonsson (SWE) placed 17th and Gaston KLG (SWB born 1999 by Dardel out of Nao Faz Mal xx by Cheif Singer xx-Shirley Heights xx, breeder Christoffer Alwén) and Hannes Melin (SWE) placed 20th.
Wega and Sara Algotsson-Ostholt
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