Congratulations to Jessica Phoenix!

We wish to take the opportunity to congratulate LongRun adopter Jessica Phoneix on her most recent achievement – being named Equine Canada’s Equestrian Athlete of the Year for 2011!

Her outstanding performance at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico this past fall secured her individual Gold, and Team Silver for Canada. This is only the second time a Canadian has taken individual gold in the Pan Am Games in the field of eventing!

She was presented with the award at the 2012 Equine Canada Annual Awards Gala on Friday, February 3, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. You can read more about the ceremony and Jessica’s most gracious response to the award at Equine Canada’s website

Jessica Phoenix and LongRun Donors

From L-R; Sheri - LongRun adoptions coordinator, Maggie, Douglas, Down By The Docks (James), Jessica, John and Marguerite

Jessica, a longtime rider of an OTTB in her mount Exponential, happily adopted Down By The Docks from LongRun last November. Maggie, Douglas and John LeBlanc, also longtime LongRun supporters, graciously donated Down By The Docks to the program.

Check back soon to see video and photos of James’ journey to becoming an event horse, as he is currently in training with Jessica and Team Canada in Ocala, Florida!