Selena O'Hanlon


Thank you FITS for making getting dressed for work in the morning a pleasure! I enjoy the long sleeve Claire shirts to keep the sun off my skin. The lightweight, vented, stretchy material is perfect for maximum comfort with lots of horses to ride & train. The Beka knee patch breeches are a long time favorite...and now I'm hooked on the Kate knee patch breech because I love the low rise and front zip in one. And most of all, I value my stash of FITS original deerskin full seats because nothing keeps you in the saddle better.

- Selena O'Hanlan
Selena O'Hanlan
Lives In: Kingston, Ontario CANADA
DOB: March 21, 1981

Foxwood High

Selena O’Hanlon is a is a long-standing member of the Canadian Eventing team representing Canada at the Olympics, World Equestrian Games, and Pan American Games.  Born in Salisbury, England, she moved to Saskatoon, SK, Canada, with her family as a toddler.

She rode ponies until she was age nine, at which point her mother found her a horse called Toby. She started her Eventing career with Toby and never looked back; competing the horse up to Training level and teaching her first students with him.  "He taught me so much in and out of the saddle. Confidence, bravery, patience, understanding and most of all he gave me my love of horses."

In 2007 Selena was first named to the Canadian Eventing Team in with her horse Colombo. A year later the duo made their Olympic debuts at Beijing 2008, where they placed an impressive 20th in the dressage phase before finishing 45th overall in individual eventing. In 2010, O’Hanlon competed with Colombo at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky where they helped bring home Canada’s first silver medal in eventing in 32 years. She was also Canada’s second-ranked rider in the individual event, placing 12th.

In 2011, Selena and Colombo competed at the iconic Badminton Horse Trials in England. She then headed to the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara with Foxwood High to help Canada capture another team silver medal. After not being selected to the 2012 Olympic team, Colombo was retired but O’Hanlon was still the only Canadian rider with three CCI 3* level horses in her line up in 2013.  In 2014, she returned to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy with Foxwood High as Canada finished sixth in the team event to qualify for Rio 2016.

As a lifelong equestrian and competitor Selena has developed the ability to bring varying types of horses through the Eventing levels successfully. She is also a gifted clinician and coach - a wealth of experience at every level she teaches. A strong supporter of her community Selena also donates her to time to the Pony Club and Eventing Short Course associations in the Kingston, ON area.

Selena and her mother operate O'Hanlon Eventing from Balsam Hall in Kingston, ON, Canada. The facility offers training for horses and lessons for riders, as well as a full boarding service.

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