Famous Equestrians from Canada

List of notable or famous equestrians from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top equestrians born in Canada and even some popular equestrians who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian equestrians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These equestrians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known equestrian from Canada is included when available.

You can rank all of these people, from Ian Millar to Eric Lamaze.

This historic equestrians from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian equestrians of note?" and "Who are the most famous equestrians from Canada?" These prominent equestrians of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian equestrians.

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  • Anna Merveldt
    Photo: FranzVenhaus / flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0

    Anna Merveldt

    Anna Merveldt is an Irish dressage rider competing at Olympic level. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Individual dressage.
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Haney, British Columbia, Canada
  • Ashley Holzer
    Photo: FranzVenhaus / flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0

    Ashley Holzer

    Ashley Nicoll-Holzer is a Canadian Equestrian Team athlete in dressage. She was born in Toronto, and is married to Charles Holzer. She won a bronze medal in team dressage at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, together with teammates Cynthia Neale-Ishoy, Eva Pracht and Gina Smith. She also competed at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
  • David Marcus is a dressage rider.
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Eric Lamaze (born April 17, 1968) is a member of the Canadian Equestrian Team for show jumping. He and his best known horse, Hickstead, completed the rare feat of only having one rail fall during the entire Olympic Games.
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
  • Hawley Bennett-Awad
    Photo: Hawley Bennett / Facebook
    Hawley Bennett-Awad is a Canadian Equestrian Team athlete who competed for Canada at the 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics in Eventing. She was also on the eventing team that won a team silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games.
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Murrayville, Langley
  • Ian Millar, CM (born January 6, 1947) is a Canadian Equestrian Team athlete for show jumping. He is a two-time winner of the Show Jumping World Cup and an Olympic silver medalist. Due to his longevity and accomplishments, he is often nicknamed "Captain Canada" in his sport. He holds the record for most Olympic appearances by any athlete in any sport (10). A member of Canada's 2012 Olympic Games team, he broke the record when he took part in his tenth Games in London 2012. he was the oldest known Canadian Olympian.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada