Canadian show jumper Ian Millar will make history this summer by competing for his country at the Beijing Olympics at 61 years old.
Beijing will be the ninth consecutive Games for Ontario-based Millar, who will become the oldest show jumper in Olympic history.
And the veteran rider’s place on the team looks as certain as it could be because not only has he been selected with In Style, but he is also named as first reserve with Redefin.
“I’m very lucky to have two Olympic-quality horses,” said Millar, the most decorated equestrian in Canadian history.
He is joined on the team by Eric Lamaze (Hickstead), Jill Henselwood (Special Ed) and Mac Cone (Ole).
He added: “Of all the Olympic Games that I’ve been to, this is the first time I can say that I have two possible mounts. We have a really solid team.”
This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (3 July, ’08)