Phoenix Named to Canadian Olympic Eventing Team
Uxbridge, ON, Canada
Uxbridge native Jessica Phoenix and her mount, Exponential, were officially named to the Olympic Eventing Team by the Canadian Eventing Committee on Sunday, June 10th. The 28-year-old Cannington, Ont., resident has garnered international acclaim for her historic individual gold-medal finish at the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico, which led Team Canada to a silver-medal win.
Pan American Games Gold Medalist Jessica Phoenix
In January, Phoenix was named Equestrian of the Year by Equine Canada, a prestigious award given to a rider who has gone above and beyond all expectations, consistently ranking at the top of his or her sport and giving back to the community.
Phoenix and Exponential will head to Virginia on Monday, June 18th for final training preparations before making their way to London, England where they will represent Canada at the Olympic Games.
The Phoenix Equestrian Team invite supports of Jessica for a Send-Off Celebration on Thursday, June 14th at Shobrook Gardens, located at 1 Elgin Park Drive, Uxbridge, Ont., from 7p.m. to 9p.m. Phoenix's gold and silver medals from the Pan Am Games will be on hand and the night will include a small silent auction and refreshments. Phoenix is looking forward to greeting and thanking her community for their tremendous support in her Olympic quest.
Anyone interested in helping support Phoenix's journey to London can contact BDO Dunwoody in Uxbridge, where an account has been set up in her name.