On Thursday July 14th, 2016, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Equestrian Canada named the show jumping team athletes and reserve who are selected to represent Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The Canadian Equestrian Team’s final preparations for Rio over the next few weeks will include training camps in Florida and Germany. In addition, jumping athletes will compete at the prestigious CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival, which began July 11 and will continue through to July 17 in Aachen, Germany.
Historically, Canada has achieved impressive results at the Olympic Games, earning a total of six equestrian medals. Most recently, Eric Lamaze claimed the individual gold medal in jumping at Beijing 2008. His teammates, Mac Cone, Jill Henselwood and “Captain Canada” Ian Millar also helped secure the silver medal for the Canadian Jumping Team. Millar also set a record at London 2012 by becoming the first athlete in any sport, from any nation, to compete in 10 Olympic Games. While Millar is not competing at Rio, his daughter Amy Millar has been selected to compete for Canada’s show jumping team.
The complete 2016 Rio Olympics Show Jumping Team for Canada is:
Eric Lamaze with the 13-year-old Hannoverian mare Fine Lady 5 (Forsyth x Drosselklang II) that is owned by Artisan Farms LLC & Torrey Pines Stable
OR the 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding Check Picobello Z (Cardento x Orlando) that is owned by Artisan Farms LLC & Torrey Pines Stable
Tiffany Foster with the 14-year-old Anglo stallion Tripple X III (Namelus R x Cantango) that is owned by Artisan Farms LLC & Torrey Pines Stable
OR the 14-year-old KWPN gelding Victor (Elmshorn x Grandeur) that is owned by Artisan Farms LLC & Torrey Pines Stable
Yann Candele with the 16-year-old Selle Francis mare Showgirl (Gold De Becourt x Elf III) that is owned by the Watermark Group
the 13-year-old Hannoverian gelding First Choice 15 (For Keeps x Angard) that is owned by the Watermark Group
Amy Millar with the 9-year-old Belgian gelding Heros (Canadian River x Clinton I) that is owned by AMMO Investments
Reserve: Kara Chad with the 10-year-old KWPN mare Bellinda (Namelus R x Hors La Loi II) that is owned by Stone Ridge Farms LTD