The Athletes of Spruce Meadows

From across the globe the best riders come to Spruce Meadows knowing that to compete here, is to ride amid the champions. The personal stories that led each of these athletes to our competition rings are unique, but what they share is a commitment to the athleticism, on the part of both horse and rider, that makes our sport remarkable.

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Beezie Madden
Beezie Madden is one of the most successful riders to come out of the United States. She took home both team gold and individual bronze medals from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. Beezie won bo....
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Christian Ahlmann
Ahlmann was a member of Germany’s silver medal winning team at the 2007 European Championships held in his home country. He was also a member of the Bronze Medal winning team at the World Equest....
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Conor Swail
Conor Swail made his Dublin Horse Show debut at the tender age of six. In 1986 he represented his country as a pony rider at Hannover at age 14, and he made his senior Nations' Cup debut in 1997 at Li....
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Eric Lamaze
Eric Lamaze is no stranger to success in show jumping. Lamaze is currently ranked number one all-time-money winner at Spruce Meadows, the first to ever surpass three million dollars in earnings. He, a....
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Ian Millar
Ian Millar is one of the most successful competitors in the history of Canadian Show Jumping. The Beijing Games were Millar's tenth consecutive Olympics (including alternate Olympics in Rotterdam - 19....
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Kent Farrington
2008 marked Kent’s first trip to the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’. Kent began riding at the age of 8 in Chicago where as he notes all they had were carriage horses. He became interested....
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Kevin Staut
Kevin Staut has recieved medals at the Show Jumping French Junior Championships, the Show Jumping European Championships for Young Riders, the Show Jumping European Championships and the Show Jumping ....
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McLain Ward
McLain Ward born in Brewster, New York is an American show jumping competitor and Olympic champion. Ward began riding before he could walk. His father, Barney, was also an accomplished rider, winning....
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Steve Guerdat
Since 2003, Steve has represented the senior Swiss team in over 15 Nations' Cups teams and has already proved himself as a valuable member. Guerdat was a membver of Switzerland's silver medal team at ....
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