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Ian Millar
Nationality: Canada
Birth Date: January 06, 1947
City of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia
City of Residence: Perth, Ontario


Biography:
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 - 1980) and he is currently the number three all-time-money-winner at Spruce Meadows. Millar won his first Olympic medal at the Beijing Olympics where he won a team silver with his mount In Style.

Millar has twice finished first at the World Cup Finals and he has captured the Canadian Show Jumping Championship title a record eight times since 1983. Much of Ian's greatest accomplishments have been with the great chestnut gelding, Big Ben, who Ian retired in the fall of 1994. Both Ian Millar and Big Ben were inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 1997, making Ben the second non-human to be inducted, In 1986, Ian was awarded the Order of Canada for his representation of Canada in international sport.

Statistics:
  • Represented Canada in over 100 Nations' Cup competitions
  • Named to a world record 10 Olympic teams
  • 1988 & 1989 World Cup Final Gold medal
  • 9 time Canadian Show Jumping Champion
  • Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1996

 

Horses:

NAME
Star Power
YEAR BORN
2001
BREED
Dutch Warmblood   
COLOUR
Bay
GENDER
Gelding









NAME
Baranus
YEAR BORN
2003
BREED
Oldenburg             
COLOUR
Bay
GENDER
Gelding









NAME
Dixson
YEAR BORN
2003
BREED
Belgian Sport Horse
COLOUR
Bay
GENDER
Gelding