Keean White Congratulates Jessica Speiser on the Purchase of Libidou
Ontario Canadian Show Jumping Team member Keean White of
Cambridge, ON, wishes to congratulate Jessica Speiser of Armonk,
NY, on the purchase of Libidou.
is an 11-year-old chestnut Dutch Warmblood mare by Topas who White,
now 20, began riding in 2001. With an impressive performance at
the 2003 North American Young Riders Championship, White and
Libidou clinched the Gold Medal for the Ontario Team and went on
to capture the Individual Silver. White and Libidou had previously
been partners at the 2001 and 2002 North American Young Riders
Championships where the Ontario Team won Silver Medals on both occasions.
2002, White and Libidou successfully entered the grand prix ranks
placing third in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida,
and second in the $75,000 Rio Vista Grand Prix during HITS Catskills
III, in New York. These impressive results garnered White the title
of HITS Rookie of the Year for 2002.
16, purchased Libidou just in time to begin competing during opening
week of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. Coached
by Andre Dignelli, Speiser successfully began showing Libidou in
the Low Junior Jumper division and, in only their second week together,
enjoyed a second place finish in the $10,000 Low Junior Jumper Classic
from a large field of 72 entries. Speiser soon plans to advance
to the High Junior Jumper ranks.
wish Jessica the best of success with Libidou, noted White,
who operates Angelstone Farms in Cambridge, ON. The mare is
so willing and brave and always tries to please, and I know she
will introduce Jessica to the top levels of the sport with confidence,
the same way she did for me.
of Canadas top show jumping athletes, White was named the
2003 Equine Canada Equestrian of the Year based on his outstanding
results and was recognized in his hometown as the Cambridge Professional
Athlete of the Year. After being named the traveling reserve for
the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,
White made his Canadian Show Jumping Team debut in the Nations
Cup competition at the CSIO Spruce Meadows Masters tournament in