|Canadian Vaulters Earn WEG Qualifying Scores at CVI3* Chilliwack|
Ottawa, ON, May 28, 2014—Canada’s only international vaulting competition was held May 23–25, in Chilliwack, BC. Offering divisions in individual, pas de deux and squad vaulting, CVI Chilliwack had participants from all over North America aiming to secure their best scores at the 3* level with the goal representing their country at the World Equestrian Games (WEG), Normandy, FRA, Aug. 23–Sept. 7, 2014.
Once again the Van der Sluijs sisters, Jeanine and Angelique of Olds, AB, qualified for WEG in the CVI3* Freestyle Pas de Deux, earning 6.920 for fifth place.
Bettering her previous individual qualifying score of 7.097 with 7.444, Jeanine, who was a member of the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) at the 2010 WEG, also earned a second qualification score for the women’s CVI3* Individual division. Alisa Schmidt of Chilliwack, BC, finished in eighth place with 6.872. Schmidt, who was also a member of the CET in 2010, has already qualified for WEG at CVI Pacific Cup earlier in the month.
Team Alberta’s Northern Lights Squad members, Todd Griffiths, Jeanine van der Sluijs, Shianne Hofer, Angelique van der Sluijs, Brooke Boyd and Dallyn Shields, executed their CVI 3* Squad performance to earn 6.668 which qualified the entire group for WEG. This is the first time a Canadian Vaulting Squad and Pas de Deux have qualified to attend the games.
Canadian Vaulters’ Results