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Biography

 

Canadian Olympic rider Selena O’Hanlon (38) has successfully completed Badminton on two occasions; her first in 2011 (Columbo) and last year with Foxwood High (24th) her entry this year. Last year the combination was a member of the Canadian team for the WEG in Tryon completing in 27th place the best of the team.

Selena is based at Balsam Hall in Kingston Ontario where she runs O’Hanlon Eventing with her mother, former event rider, Morag O’Hanlon. Selena started eventing aged nine and by the time she was sixteen, she earned a place on the first of many North American Young Rider teams. She then brought on young horses for her mother’s sales yard and her own mare to advanced level and in 2006 was given the ride on three-star horse Colombo. In 2008 Selena, who trained with American international rider and 1997 Badminton winner David O’Connor, gained her Olympic dream representing Canada in the Beijing (Hong Kong) Olympic Games. The following year the pair was 20th at the Rolex Kentucky four-star.

After a successful year in 2010 when Selena and Colombo gained 12th place at the WEG helping the Canadian team to team silver, Selena ranked 16th in the world rider  rankings. The pair was long-listed for London 2012 and Columbo was retired later that year. With Foxwood High Selena won team silver at the 2011 Pan Am Games, was 10th at Lexington 2014 and later that year the pair completed the WEG in Caen.

Foxwood High, (aka Woody), is a 16-year-old Canadian Sport Horse. He was bred by King Ridge stables in Ontario, owned by Canadian Olympic show jumper Hugh Graham, and is by the Canadian Sport Horse Rio Bronco W out of a thoroughbred mare. In 2017 Foxwood High was awarded the best ‘Canadian bred horse of the year’. He has completed 7 four-star events including two World Games but ‘still remains terrified of cows’. Woody is owned by former Canadian Olympic event rider John Rumble and his wife Judy who acquired him as a five-year-old. John was a member of the team that won bronze at the 1956 Stockholm Olympic Games.

 

Entries

Foxwood High

CSHA, Canada, 2003
17.1hh , bay , gelding

Sire Rio Bronco W

Dam Evita II (Unknown)

Breeder Epstein Equestrian

Owner(s): John & Judy Rumble, Ontario, Canada

Notable Results

2018 – Tryon WEG 27th Foxwood High

2018 – Bromont CIC3* 1st Foxwood High

2018 – Tallahassee CIC3* 4th Foxwood High

2017 – Elkton MD CCI3* 1st Foxwood High

2017 – Unionville CIC3* 3rd Foxwood High

2017 – The Plains CICO3* 5th Foxwood High

2017 – Lexington CCI4* 11th Foxwood High

2017 – Tryon CIC3* 8th Foxwood High

2016 – Lexington CCI4* W/d

2015 – Bromont CCI3* 6th Foxwood High

2015 – Lexington EL Foxwood High

2014 – Caen WEG 40th Foxwood High

2014 – Lexington CCI4* 10th Foxwood High, 30th Bellaney Rock

2013 – Bromont CCi3* 2nd Foxwood High, 4th Bellaney Rock, 12th A First Romance

2011 – Guadalajara Pan Am Games 23rd Foxwood High, team silver

2010 – Lexington WEG 12th Colombo

2010 – Lexington CCI4* 8th Colombo

2009 – Lexington CCI4* 20th Colombo

2008 – Olympic Games 46th Colombo

Badminton

2018 – 24th Foxwood High

2011 – 55th Columbo