Elyse Saunders’ RISE is inspired by two-time Canadian Olympian, four-time Pan AM Medalist and Canadian leading eventer Jessica Phoenix, from Uxbridge ON. After suffering a heavy fall with her horse while competing cross-country at the Jersey Fresh International Three Day Event in 2015, Jessica underwent emergency surgery and was told that she would not recover in time to defend her Pan AM Gold medal on home ground. Jessica’s spirit and love of the equine sport would be put to the ultimate test!
Unwavering grit was all that Jessica needed to see her through to a full recovery. Returning to the sport she loved in record time, Jessica Phoenix led the Canadian Eventing Team at the Toronto Pan AM Games, winning an Individual Silver, and a Bronze for Team Canada on her mount Pavarotti, an outstanding achievement, given the gravity of her injuries. RISE was born!
“RISE”the debut single from Canadian country artist, Elyse Saunders, is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, and radio stations everywhere here.