Showjumper Ian Miller has been selected to represent Canada at the upcoming Olympic Games, for the 10th time.
Miller is one of 19 equestrians named this week by Equine Canada to represent the country in London. He joins Yann Candele, Tiffany Foster, Jill Henselwood, Jonathan Asselin, Jenna Thompson, Lisa Carleson, and reigning Olympic champion Eric Lamaze on the showjumping team.
“I am extremely excited to have been chosen to represent Canada at my 10th Olympic Games,” Miller said.
“I am very proud of the team that has been chosen by Equine Canada and Jump Canada to represent Show Jumping at this year’s Olympic Games in London. I believe we will do Canada proud”.
US born dressage rider David Marcus, who gained his Canadian citizenship just days before the Olympic declaration deadline, has been named to Canada’s dressage team.
It has been a whirlwind seven months for Marcus, who competed in his first event at the Olympic level of grand prix in January. Following back-to-back victories at CDI3* Burlington, ON, and CDI3* Lexington, in May, Marcus and Chrevi’s Capital found themselves ranked second on the Canadian Olympic qualifying leader board.
“It feels real now, it is all starting to sink in,” said Marcus, 31, who is currently competing at the CDI3* Hartpury international dressage competition in Great Britain. “We are part of the Olympic team and that is an amazing, amazing feeling!”
After Marcus’s second place ranking on the Olympic leader board became official, he had one week to pack everything he and his horse would need to represent their country in London and flew with Chrevi’s Capital to England on June 24. Following the competition in Hartpury, the Canadian Olympic Team for dressage will begin a training camp in Stratford-Upon-Avon before moving to the Greenwich competition venue on July 28.
Horses and riders:
Yann Candele – Carlotta Singular La Magnifica – owned by Susan Grange
Tiffany Foster – Victor – owned by Torrey Pines Stable and Artisan Farms
Jill Henselwood – George – owned by Brian Gingras
Eric Lamaze – Derly Chin de Muze – owned by Ashland Stables and Torrey Pine Stable
Ian Millar – Star Power -owned by Team Works
Jonathan Asselin – Showgirl – owned by Attache Stables
Jenna Thompson – Zeke
Lisa Carleson – La Boom – owned by La Boom Syndicate.
Dressage – Jacqueline Brooks (Cedar Valley, ON) with D Niro owned by Brookhaven Dressage; Ashley Holzer (Toronto, ON) with Breaking Dawn owned by Ashely Holzer and P.J. Rivzi, and Pop Art (Reserve) owned by Rusty Holzer and Maureen Nicoll; David Marcus (Campbellville, ON) with Chrevi’s Capital owned by Deborah Miculinic; Diane Creech (Caistor Centre, ON) with Devon L owned by Douglas and Louise Leatherdale; Pia Fortmuller (DeWinton, AB) with Orion owned by Pia Fortmuller and Dagmar Fortmuller.
Eventing – Peter Barry (Dunham, ON) with Kilordan Abbott owned by Peter, Susan and Dylan Barry; Hawley Bennett-Awad (Langley, BC) with Gin & Juice owned by Hawley Bennett-Awad and Linda Paine; Rebecca Howard (Salmon Arm, BC) with Riddle Master owned by Blithe Hill Farm; Michele Mueller (Port Perry, ON) with Armistad owned by Julie Anna Pring; Jessica Phoenix (Uxbridge, ON) with Exponential; Shandiss Wewiora (Oakville, ON) with Rockfield Grant Juan owned by Amanda and Jorge Bernhard.