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April 27, 2010 — Karen Cudmore of Victoria, BC, Jill Henselwood of Oxford Mills, ON, Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, and Keean White of Cambridge, ON, will comprise the Canadian Show Jumping Team contesting the Nations’ Cup at CSIO4* Lummen, BEL, from April 28–May 2.

Cudmore was Canada’s representative at the 2010 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Final in Geneva, SUI, held April 15–18, 2010.  In Lummen, Cudmore will ride her World Cup Final mount, Southern Pride, a 12-year-old Holsteiner stallion owned by her husband, Blair Cudmore.

2008 Olympic silver medalist Henselwood will ride Bottom Line, an 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Bradon Construction.  The pair recently won the $300,000 Lamborghini Grand Prix of the Desert, presented by Pfizer Animal Health, in Thermal, CA, on March 14.

Olympic Champion Lamaze will ride Ronaldo, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Ashland Stables.  Lamaze currently stands second in the Federation Equestre International (FEI) Rolex World Rider Rankings.

White, the 2008 Canadian Show Jumping Champion, will ride Celena Z, a 10-year-old Zangersheide mare owned by The Ashland Group and Angelstone Farms.

Funding for the Canadian Show Jumping Team to compete at CSIO4* Lummen is made possible through Sport Canada and the Canadian Olympian Committee’s Own the Podium program, a national sport technical initiative designed to help Canada’s summer and winter athletes achieve podium success at the Olympic Games.

Nine countries will field teams in the Lummen Nations’ Cup.  Canada will compete for top honours against Belgium, Finland, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Japan, France and Italy.  Canada last competed in the Nations’ Cup at Lummen in 2008, earning a second place finish among 14 countries.

A Nations’ Cup is the only competition in show jumping where riders, competing in teams of four, compete against other countries for victory.  The top three scores from each team are counted towards the final result of the two-round competition.

More information, including results during the competition, for CSIO4* Lummen are available on-line at www.csiolummen.be.

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