Captain Canada Ian Millar receives Gold Medal in EC National Awards

Millar and Dixson at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in France
Credit : Scoopdyga

Friday 12 April - 11h57 | Edited press release

Captain Canada Ian Millar receives Gold Medal in EC National Awards

Equestrian Canada has announced the full list of its 2018 National Award recipients, recognized for their achievements and contributions to the growth and success of the Canadian equestrian community. The newest honourees include the Gold Medal laureate, veteran show jumper Ian Millar, and his up-and-coming counterpart Sam Walker. Video below.

 - Captain Canada Ian Millar receives Gold Medal in EC National Awards

Sam Walker at the Longines Deauville Classic in France
Credit : LDC

The 2018 recipients are as follows. Click on the links for more information. 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Harriet Cherry
Barbara Mitchell

Gold Medal Award
Ian Millar
"The Gold Medal Award is the highest and most prestigious of the EC National Awards, and is only awarded when the EC President and executive deem a recipient to have met or exceeded criteria in areas such as long and outstanding service as a builder of EC and equestrian sport nationally or internationally. The EC executive was unanimous in their decision to name ‘Captain Canada’ Ian Millar of Perth, ON the recipient of the Gold Medal Award for 2018 in honour of his unparalleled achievements in show jumping across six decades.”

Volunteer of the Year, Presented by Henry Equestrian
Jill Barton

Equestrian of the Year - The Dr. George Jacobsen Trophy / Junior Equestrian of the Year - The Gillian Wilson Trophy
Sam Walker

Horse of the Year
All In
Owners: Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, Marc-Andre Beaulieu and Craig Fraser

Owner of the Year
Ann Matthews

Canadian Bred Horse of the Year
WKM Xenia
Owner: Brennan McCullagh
Breeder: Wilf and Karen McKay / WKM Stables

Canadian Breeder of the Year, Presented by John Deere
Estelle Motta

Video below the break: Ian Millar anchors Team Canada to victory in the 2006 BMO Nations Cup at the Spruce Meadows 'Masters' Tournament. Team Canada battled it out in a jump-off against ten-time champions Great Britain. (source: Spruce Meadows)

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