The Canadian Equestrian federation has annoucned the finalists which will compete each against each other at the Pan Am Head-to-Head Selection Trials for a definite spot on the Canadian Pan Am team
, which will represent Canada at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico in 11 - 21 October 2011.
Thirteen combinations have been put on the long list for the head-to-head trial, though three of them were marked as "not competing in the selection trials".
Two trials will be held before the team is announced: the first trial is at the Caledon Gold Dressage Show (5-7 Aug) followed by the final trial during the Cornerstone Summer Classic Gold Dressage Show at the same location in Palgrave, Ontario, in 19 - 21 August 2011.
The finalists are:
- Irwin Jaimey - Winston - 70.175% (not competing in the selection trials)
- Dvorak Tom - Viva's Salieri W - 69.989%
- Creech Diane - Robbie W - 69.803%
- Irwin Tina - Winston - 69.396%
- Strasser Evi - Renaissance Tyme - 69.024%
- Kroetch Crystal - Lymrix - 68.607%
- Bresee Andrea - DiScansano - 68.337%
- Culham-Buckland Dominique - Utango - 68.289% (not competing in the selection trials)
- Dvorak Tom - Corrigan - 68.033%
- Morris Roberta - Reiki Tyme - 68.026%
- Holland Jaimie - Fleurina - 67.980%
- Seldel Wassenaar Lindsay - Oslo - 67.544% (not competing in the selection trials)
- Farber Annaliese - Sandro's Heir - 67.259%
The first trial was held last weekend and dominated by Tom Dvorak and Diane Creech. Dvorak won the Prix St Georges on Viva's Salieri with 71.711% while Creech and Robbie W ruled in the Intermediaire I with 71.842%. Scores here.
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