Show Jumping

The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada Kodak Moments

©Jim Wilson/

Imagine this is the digital version of the photo album your parents set out on the coffee table at family parties, but better. You won’t recoil when you catch your significant other peeking over your shoulder, because instead of your most embarrassing childhood moments, it’s the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada.

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. So, here are 10,000 words from the pages of Thunderbird Show Park.

No, this isn’t a computer glitch, but if you needed any more proof that Team Canada was isync this year, let this be it. Mario Deslauriers is just out of frame, but per the results we know he was certainly on the same page.
Tbird is the show ground of opportunity. This Israel rider used her round as a chance to test a new technique thought to improve aerodynamics.
Yet sometimes the old fashioned way, which so happens to be furthest from the ground, is optimal.
This shot got Tiffany Foster’s Brighton an audition with the Radio City Rockettes. No dancer of theirs could ever tuck their knees like that.
The pair also could be seen playing a rousing game of Where’s Waldo with the Canadian crowd. We wouldn’t attempt it with this kind of turn-out.
Cormac Hanley knows how to find a camera. He also wins the award for most enthusiastic.
The Irish and the Mexican teams might have been rivaling for the Nations Cup, but the real competition was for best fist pump.
Irish energy or latin spirit? You be the judge.
All of the horses showed off their scope and athleticism, but Richard Spooner’s Quirado RC proved he could do it even with his eyes closed.
And Mark Laskin revealed he graduated from Hogwarts.
“Expelliarmus!” *cork pops–champaign volcano*

All photos by Jim Wilson of