In Memoriam: Ole

first_img Horse Sport Enews Canadian Show Jumping Team horse, Ole, passed away at the age of 22 on Nov. 23, 2018 following a long and happy retirement.Born in 1996, the Dutch Warmblood gelding (Burggraaf x Dukaat) was an iconic horse for the Canadian Equestrian Team. With Canadian Olympian Mac Cone of King City, ON in the irons, Ole’s storied career at the FEI level began in 2008 when he won the very first Grand Prix he’d ever entered at the renowned Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.That same year, Ole entered the history books, when he and Cone travelled to the Beijing Olympics and helped the Canadian Show Jumping Team bring home the silver medal, which marked Canada’s first show jumping team medal since 1968.Ole’s momentum continued the next year, when he and Cone earned the 2009 Canadian Show Jumping Championships at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON. The duo enjoyed the title after winning both rounds of the Championship to lead from start to finish.In addition, Ole and Cone represented the maple leaf on multiple occasions in the FEI Nations Cup series, and helped Canada win the 2010 CSIO 4* Nations Cup in Wellington, FL.Equestrian Canada (EC) extends sincere condolences to Cone, owners, Sara Houstoun and Larry Evoy, groom, Dominique Maida, and the entire team behind Ole. Tags: Mac Cone, Ole, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img