The starting field for Major League Show Jumping Ottawa features four of the top 10 riders in the world.
Ottawa, Ontario – The highest level of international show jumping competition has arrived in the nation’s capital as the Major League Show Jumping Ottawa tournament is underway through Sunday, August 27, 2023, at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON.
A total of 178 horses were presented and declared fit to compete at the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Horse Inspection held on Wednesday, August 23. Featuring the highest level of international show jumping competition with a CSI5* rating from the FEI, Major League Show Jumping Ottawa will also feature a CSI2* division offering a combined total of more than $800,000 in prize money.
A total of 178 horses, including Vital Chance de la Roque, were presented at the FEI Horse Inspection to open Major League Show Jumping Ottawa on August 23, 2023, at Wesley Clover Parks. Photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography
The starting field for Major League Show Jumping Ottawa features four of the top 10 riders in the world, including two-time U.S. Olympic team gold medalist McLain Ward, who is currently ranked number five in the world. Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam, ranked seventh, will be competing in Ottawa alongside number eight in the world, Kent Farrington of the United States, and fellow Irishman Conor Swail, currently ranked tenth.
Canadian Olympians Tiffany Foster of Langley, BC, and Amy Millar of Perth, ON, will be representing the Canadian flag alongside their 2022 World Championship teammate, Erynn Ballard of Tottenham, ON.
Caroline Holmberg presented Northern Light for Canadian rider Tiffany Foster at the FEI Horse Inspection. Photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography
Competition highlights include:
Thursday, August 24 at 3 p.m. - $38,500 CSI2* Mark Motors Group Qualifier
Friday, August 25 at 3 p.m. - $142,500 CSI5* Steel-Craft Door Products Ltd. Qualifier
Saturday, August 26 at 10 a.m. - $38,500 CSI2* Whalesbone Group Grand Prix
Saturday, August 26 at 4 p.m. - $270,000 CSI5* MLSJ Team Competition
*followed by press conference
Sunday, August 27 at 1 p.m. - $225,000 CSI5* RBC Grand Prix
*followed by press conference
General admission tickets are required for all competition days at Major League Show Jumping Ottawa and can be purchased by clicking here. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free.
For those unable to attend in person, livestreaming from Major League Show Jumping Ottawa is available on Clip My Horse, Horse & Country, and YouTube.
Landon will be paired with U.S. competitor Kent Farrington (not pictured) as he attempts to defend his Major League Show Jumping Ottawa Grand Prix title at Wesley Clover Parks. Photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography
For more information on Major League Show Jumping Ottawa, held as part of the Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments, visit www.OttawaEquestrianTournaments.com. All competitor information is available at www.ottawaequestriantournaments.com/calendar-2023 and full results can be found at www.ottawaequestriantournaments.com/results-2023.
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