CP International riders jump 8 clear rounds, raise $88,000 in support of life-saving heart transplant research
Riders in the Canadian Pacific International completed eight clear rounds to raise $80,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Scott Brash and Ursula XII jumped three clear rounds on their way to winning the $2 million CP International, the final event of Masters week and the conclusion to Spruce Meadows' 41st season.
During Masters weekend, CP hosted family-friendly activities including its two mini-trains, the Little General and Puffer Belly Express, and Passport to Heart Health where participants collected stamps by completing heart healthy activities. CP donated $10 for each completed passport, raising another $7,040 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Money raised at the tournament will support life-saving research led by Dr. Lori West, Director of Heart and Transplant Research at the University of Alberta. Dr. West is recognized around the world as a pioneer in infant heart transplants. Her discovery that newborns are able to accept mismatched donor hearts has resulted in an expansion of the donor pool and emergence of a new infant heart transplantation practice worldwide.
Ian Millar has been a member of the Canadian equestrian team for over 40 years, representing Canada in 15 World Cup Finals, every Nations Cup event held since he was first named to the team, and has donned the red coat for Canada at six World Championships.
What Ian is perhaps best known for is his unprecedented Olympic record. Ian earned his first Olympic Medal in 2008 at age 61, setting a record for the oldest show jumper to stand on the podium at the Olympics.
Ian represents excellence, passion and precision and since 2014, Ian has been a voice for CP's community program CP Has Heart. Learn more about Ian Millar.
Our multi-year commitment to Spruce Meadows, a world-class equestrian facility located near Calgary, includes title sponsorship of:
As one of the founding sponsors, CP has a long history with Spruce Meadows, from the 1971 feedlot purchased by the Southern family to today's world-class equestrian facility. CP and Spruce Meadows have a lot more in common than history alone. Both companies are driven by passion, precision, excellence and a commitment to giving back to the community. We are proud to continue working alongside this incredible family.
In the three years of CP's sponsorship, $538,000 has been raised in support of heart health.
Champion: Scott Brash and Ursula XII
$155,000 raised for the Alberta Children's Hospital towards pediatric cardiac care and research.
Champion: Peter Lutz and his horse Robin de Ponthual
$53,000 raised for the Alberta Children's Hospital towards pediatric cardiac care and research.
Champion: Scott Brash and his horse Hello Sanctos
Champion: Ian Millar and his horse Dixson
$210,000 raised for the Heart & Stroke Foundation to place Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and provide lifesaving training where Calgary-area youth learn, play and gather.
Champion: McLain Ward and his horse Rothchild
$120,000 raised for the Heart & Stroke Foundation to place Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and provide lifesaving training where Calgary-area youth learn, play and gather.