Eric Lamaze and Amy Millar lead Canada’s equestrian team at Rio Olympics

Two familiar names will be leading Canada’s equestrian team at the Rio Olympics — with a twist.

Show jumpers Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Ont., and Amy Millar of Perth, Ont., were two of the 13 equestrians named to Canada’s Olympic team on Thursday.

Millar is the daughter of Ian Millar, who holds the record for Olympic appearances at 10.

Ian Millar had hoped to compete and add to his record, but Dickson, his main horse, required sinus surgery that kept him from being competitive at the Rio Games.

Lamaze won gold in individual jumping and joined Millar to win silver in team jumping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Megan Lane of Collingwood, Ont., Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, Ont., and reserve Karen Pavicic of Surrey, B.C., will represent Canada in dressage.

Rebecca Howard of Marlborough, U.K., Colleen Loach of Dunham, Que., Selena O’Hanlon of Kingston, Ont., Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, Ont., and reserve Kathryn Robinson of Kettering, U.K. will compete in eventing.

Yann Candele of Caledon, Ont., Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, B.C., and reserve Kara Chad of Calgary will join Lamaze and Millar in show jumping.


The Chronicle Herald - July 14, 2016

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