|Francois Lamontagne Named CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for April||| Print ||
May 6, 2010 — Jump Canada has selected Francois Lamontagne as the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for April.
Lamontagne of St-Eustache, QC, won the $30,000 Ocala Horse Properties LLC Grand Prix, Presented by Brook Ledge Inc., held Sunday, April 4, at the fifth annual Ocala Jumping Classic in Ocala, FL.
From a starting field of 26 entries, Lamontagne was the last of three riders to go in the jump-off riding Anton, his 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding by Lux Z. The pair claimed the win with the only double clean effort and was awarded $9,000 in prize money for the victory.
“I am really glad to be included in the group of athletes who have won this prestigious award,” said Lamontagne, 26, who was the Eastern Division winner of the 2008 Jump Canada National Talent Squad Series. “I decided to bring my horse back slowly after competing at the 2009 Royal and the plan seems to be working. My goal is to concentrate on national grand prix competition this season with Anton.”
Lamontagne added, “My thanks go to Cavalor for sponsoring the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month'.”
As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for April, Lamontagne receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc.
CAVALOR is now generously entering in to its fourth year of sponsorship of the 'Athlete of the Month' program. To date in 2010, CAVALOR has recognized top Canadian show jumping athletes including Eric Lamaze (January), John Pearce (February) and Yann Candele (March).
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