|Ben Asselin Named CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for August||| Print ||
September 9, 2010 — Jump Canada has selected Ben Asselin of Calgary, AB, as the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for August.
Asselin, 16, and Lolita, a 12-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Attaché Stables, produced five clear rounds to win the individual gold medal and lead Alberta to the team gold at the North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championship (NAJYRC) held July 28 to August 1 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Asselin followed up his double gold medal victories at NAJYRC with a win in the $32,500 Laramide Oil and Gas Grand Prix in the CSI2* Rocky Mountain Classic I Show Jumping Tournament held August 18 to 22 at Anderson Ranch in Calgary, AB. Riding Attaché Stables’ Magic Man, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Asselin had the only double clean ride to capture the win. The following week at CSI2* Rocky Mountain Classic II, Asselin won $32,500 Attaché Classic, this time riding Lolita.
“August was the most unbelievable month,” said Asselin. “Lolita jumped fantastic in the Junior division at Young Riders’ and Magic Man has been super at giving me mileage in the bigger classes and in the Grand Prix ring. Cavalor makes great products, and I am very thankful that they sponsor this award.”
As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for August, Asselin receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc.
About Jump Canada
Jump Canada is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for all hunter, equitation and jumper activities in Canada from the grass roots to the international level. Jump Canada is governed by a board, the majority of whose members are elected by the stakeholders in the sport. For more information regarding Jump Canada programs and activities, visit http://equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada.
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.