Jessica Phoenix - Road to Rio!

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Britney Hensman  Uxbridge, ON
My name is Jessica Phoenix and I am so proud to have been named to the Canadian Eventing Team slated to compete in Rio in August. I have been honoured and privileged to represent Canada at major games over the past nine years, including the London Olympics, the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Guadalajara and Rio de Janeiro, and the World Equestrian Games in Normany, France and Lexington, Kentucky. In 2011 with Pavarotti (owned by Don Good) we rode our way to an individual Pan Am gold medal and a team silver. In 2015, once again aboard Pavarotti, we earned the individual Pan Am silver medal and team bronze.



As you can imagine the costs for both horse and rider for such travel can be staggering and every contribution is greatly appreciated. In addition to this page, we are also having a celebration in Wilfrid on July 21 starting at 6pm with a silent auction and a 50-50 draw. I have created this page as an opportunity for those who wish to support my Olympic journey and are unable to attend. In particular, I also wish to thank A Little Romance’s owners Don and Anita Leschied, who have given me this tremendous opportunity on such a wonderful horse.


Thank you so much for your support! It is people like you that help people like me get to the Olympics!

Wish to Follow Jessica on her Journey to Rio?
https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixEquestrianTeam/
www.jessicaphoenix.ca 




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Update 5
Posted by Britney Hensman
8 months ago
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Thank you to every single one of you who took the time to donate to 'Jessica's Road to Rio.'

Jessica has made it home safely, Blue is still hanging out in Miami with Sandra Andresen waiting to come home.

Jessica and A Little Romance finished 38th in a very tough Olympics. They had their personal best dressage score of 52. With a demanding cross country, and the first rider out on course, Jessica went out with pure determination. Blue with her cat-like jumping ability, they made it home safely.

Thank you to everyone for their kind words of encouragement and support. To everyone who helped with donations for the silent auction. Thank you especially to Don & Anita Leschied for giving this amazing opportunity with A Little Romance. Jessica and Blue could not have made it to the Olympics without you!
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Update 4
Posted by Britney Hensman
9 months ago
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Thank You to everyone who has taken the time to support Jessica and Blue already! With the Team Canada announcement just over a week ago we've already raised $4,375.00 in such a short amount of time!! All of your donations have been generous and we can't thank each and every one of you enough for your support.

Last night we held the Road to Rio Send Off party, which was amazing! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and to celebrate an exciting trip ahead.

Again, Thank You to everyone for their kind words and generous donations over the past week!

We will be leaving the GoFundMe account open until Sunday July 24th until 9pm.

Jessica, Blue and Benny are on their way to Florida to make the final touches to their training at Training Camp for the trip to Rio.

Wishing them Safe travels.

GO CANADA!
Thank You Jamie Kellock for this video!
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Update 3
Posted by Britney Hensman
9 months ago
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Update 2
Posted by Britney Hensman
9 months ago
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Don't forget Thursday July 21st we are having a Send Off Party along with a 50/50 draw and silent auction.

Some amazing items to bid on. Check out what we have so far!
https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixEquestrianTeam/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1135142596543816
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$4,865 of $10k goal

Raised by 36 people in 9 months
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Created July 14, 2016
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$50
Barry and Anne Fraser
8 months ago

We are watching you in the olympics and hoping your dreams for winning come true. You look so cute and professional; always smiling and doing Canada and Uxbridge so proud. Love, Barry and Anne xo

MW
$100
monica warrener
9 months ago

We are so behind you Jessica!

LR
$100
Lori Robinson
9 months ago
KF
$40
Kathy & Dave Flamino
9 months ago

Our country is proud of you! Best of Luck!

KP
$200
Kelly Passfield
9 months ago
EC
$200
Elgin & Joan Craig
9 months ago

We are very excited for you Jessica. We wish ALL the BEST in Rio! We were so proud to cheer for you last year at the Pan Am Games and we will be cheering loud and proud for you as you compete at the OLYMPICS!!!

RB
$100
Rossy Bustamante
9 months ago

All the best, you are amazing...

RW
$100
Rick & Cathy West
9 months ago

Good luck and best wishes in Rio - you've already made us super proud, enjoy the ride and soak up the memories...

JL
$100
Joan LaBarge
9 months ago

Good luck, Jess! We will be cheering for you!!

MS
$100
Margaret Steadman
9 months ago

Very proud, good luck team. Love Nanny

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