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October 22, 2010 — The Canadian Eventing Committee has named all six Canadian horses that competed at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, September 30–October 3, 2010, as the Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. Canadian Event Horses of the Month for September.
Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. Canadian Event Horses of the Month for September are Port Authority, a 12-year-old Canadian-bred Selle Français/Thoroughbred gelding co-owned by rider Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch and her mother, Patricia Bosch; Colombo, Elaine and Michael Davies 15-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding, ridden by Selena O’Hanlon; Exponential, a 12-year-old bay Canadian Thoroughbred gelding, owned and ridden by Jessica Phoenix; Gin & Juice, a 10-year-old bay American Thoroughbred mare owned by her rider Hawley Bennett-Awad and Linda Paine; Riddle Master, Caroline Bazley’s Canadian-bred nine-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding, ridden by Rebecca Howard; and Madison Park, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by his rider Kyle Carter and Jennifer Carter.

Hawley Bennett & Gin & Juice (Cealy Tetley Photo)
Jessica Phoenix & Exponential (Cealy Tetley Photo)
Kyle Carter Madison Park (Cealy Tetley Photo)

The Canadian Team, also sponsored by Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc., finished the Games in the silver medal position. This result was not only Canada’s first eventing team medal at a World Championships in 32 years, but also qualified the Canadian Eventing Team for the 2012 London Olympics.

The six Canadians produced a record-breaking cross country performance by all completing the Mike Etherington-Smith’s designed course without any jumping penalties. Three of the Canadian horses also finished within the tight time allowed to finish fault free, while the other three added minimal time penalties.

 crebeccahoward_riddlemaster_dressage_weg.jpg Selena O'Hanlon & Columbo (Cealy Tetley Photo)
Stephanie Rhodes Bosch & Port Authority (Cealy Tetley Photo)

“Now that the WEG experience is over we are all enjoying looking back at such a fantastic experience. So many names and faces made up our Canadian squad and we are fortunate to have a fantastic group of owners whose enthusiasm and support contributed greatly in motivating our riders and support team. Our owners’ love of their horses and their commitment to competitive success is what helped us reach the podium. We cannot thank them enough,” said the Canadian Eventing Team Chef d’équipe, Graeme Thom.

Canadian Eventing created the horse recognition program to celebrate the achievements of Canadian owned horses that represent Canada in North American competition. Canadian Eventing is also very pleased to have Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s generous support of this horse recognition program. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. will be providing each owner of the Horse of the Month with a generous gift certificate of $200 credit towards the purchase of Omega Alpha products of their choice.

About Canadian Eventing

Canadian Eventing is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the grassroots to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 12 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the Strategic Plan for Eventing, all Eventing activities are administered by this committee via six sub-committees with the support of an eventing manager based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanda.ca and select disciplines then Eventing.

About Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. is Canadian owned and incorporated in 1992, and with the approval of Health Canada, Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. has concentrated its efforts into producing and manufacturing herbal supplements and remedies. As a pharmaceutical company, all herbal supplements and health products manufactured by Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. are done so following rigid standards and uncompromising quality. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. specializes in formulations for enhancing equine health and performance, using the finest natural ingredients available. For a list of the wide range of products for the optimum health and performance of humans, equines and pets, please visit www.oapharma.com.

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit equinecanada.ca.