The NTP was created to provide a pathway that increases the number of Canadian athletes achieving international podium performances. It identifies athletes in the Train to Compete and Learn to Win stages of the Long-Term Equestrian Development (LTED) framework and supports their progression to the Train to Win and Live to Win levels. In addition, the NTP is aligned with EC’s high performance strategies and funding partners, such as Sport Canada and the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP).

Jumping NTP athletes are named in priority order, ranked by the highest percentage of rounds with four faults or less, with a minimum of 10 rounds within one calendar year.

A Squad

To be named to the A Squad, each horse-and-rider combination maintained a minimum of 50% of rounds with four faults or less in FEI competition at the 1.55-1.6m level or above.

Equestrian Canada Announces 2019 Jumping National Team Program AthletesB Squad

Combinations named to the B Squad maintained a minimum of 50% of rounds with four faults or less in FEI 1.5m classes. Competitions listed as 1.4-1.6m classes were reviewed to determine if the competition results would be considered as eligible.

Equestrian Canada Announces 2019 Jumping National Team Program Athletes

“We are very excited by the rollout of our National Team Program,” said Mark Laskin, Chair of the EC Jumping High Performance Committee. “We’ve been working on implementing more analytics into our horse/rider analysis, and this program provides a quantitative process by which we can track horse/rider combinations and the riders themselves can better track their results. All of this ties in seamlessly with the Athlete Assistance Program, and helps our team as they have access to multiple performance-enhancing benefits.”

For more information on EC jumping, visit www.equestrian.ca/sport/jumping.

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