Ten-time Olympian Ian Millar will be inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame alongside show jumping horse Hickstead at this year’s Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala on Nov. 4.
The most successful competitor in the history of Canadian show jumping, the accomplishments of Millar, of Perth, Ontario, will be celebrated as he is inducted into the Individual Builder category.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Millar began riding at the age of 10 in Lacombe, Alberta, and was first named to the Canadian Equestrian Team in 1971. He made his Olympic debut one year later. Aptly dubbed “Captain Canada” by his fans, Millar has ridden in more team competitions than any other Canadian rider and is an eight-time Canadian Show Jumping Champion. At the 2012 London Olympics, Millar set a world record by becoming the first athlete in any sport, from any nation, to represent their country in 10 Olympic Games.
Additionally, Millar has coached some of Canada’s top grand prix riders including his own children, Jonathon and Amy Millar, as well as Jill Henselwood and Mario Deslauriers, both of whom have been Millar’s Olympic teammates on two occasions.
A true ambassador of the sport, Millar has also been instrumental in attracting sponsorship and has acted as BMO Financial Group’s corporate equestrian advisor since 1988.
Tickets to the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala are $200 per person and can be purchased individually or in tables of eight. To purchase tickets, please visit the Jump Canada Hall of Fame website and click “order tickets.” For more information, please contact Ashley Raaymakers at (613) 248-3433 ext. 144 or e-mail ARaaymakers@equinecanada.ca.