‘Rising Star’ Riding with Team Canada
Calgarian Kara Chad experiences an exciting show-jumping first this week in Xalapa, Mexico, as she will ride alongside three others on Canada’s team in the CSIO $80,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup.
The 18-year old will partner with Alberto II, an 11-year old Holsteiner gelding owned by Stone Ridge Farms. She joins Ian Millar (Star Power), Jonathon Millar (Calvin Klein) and Chris Sorensen (Bobby).
“I’m very honoured to be selected to represent my country on Team Canada and feel lucky to have such supportive and experienced teammates”, said Chad.
Added Mark Laskin, Canada’s chef d’equipe: “Kara Chad has long been identified as one of our ‘rising stars’ and I know she is excited to not only be making her team debut, but also to be riding on a team with Captain Canada, Ian Millar”.
The Canadian squad is currently leading as it heads into the second qualifier of the North America, Central America and Caribbean League Jumping Series. The third and final qualifier will be held at Spruce Meadows June 12-15.
Calgary Herald - May 6, 2014