The inspired home rider Ian Millar “Captain Canada” prevailed in the CSI2* Caledon National stellar class. (Photo © Ben Radvanyi Photography)
The CSI2* Caledon National Canada’s stellar event had its most important equestrian figure and certainly the main Olympic reference that exists, such as “Captain Canada” Ian Millar.
Ten-times Canadian Olympic team Ian Millar and unbeaten record to attend the Olympic Games, he was inspired at home to win the $50,000 FEI Jumper Classic CSI2* with 14-year-old gelding Dixon (Vigo D’arsouilles x Olisco), in a very disputed tiebreaker round between the 8 classified.
With a total of 28 pairs for regular round in a course design by Leopoldo Palacios from Venezuela, Ian Millar stopped the clock in 34.09 seconds to earn 50 World Ranking points, beating the Irish duo of Conor Swail and Daniel Coyle. For Swail returning with 12-year-old mare Flower (Bon Ami x Randel Z) completed his tour in 34.82 seconds to finished in second place and Coyle escorted him in third position with 11-year-old mare Cita (Casall x Pik Ramiro) recording a time of 35.05 seconds.