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Famous Equestrians from Canada

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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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  • 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.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 43
    • 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.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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    Jessica Phoenix

    Jessica Phoenix
    Photo: Five Furlongs / flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0
    Jessica Phoenix is a Canadian Equestrian Team athlete in eventing. Phoenix won a gold medal in the individual eventing competition at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. She also won a silver medal as part of the team eventing competition. Phoenix made her Olympic debut at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, finishing 22nd in individual eventing.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Uxbridge, Canada
  • Jill Henselwood
    Photo: Jill Henselwood / Facebook
    Jill Henselwood (born November 1, 1962) is a Canadian Equestrian Team member who competes in show jumping.At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Henselwood (riding her horse Special Ed) won the silver medal as part of the Canadian team in team jumping, together with teammates Mac Cone, Eric Lamaze, and Ian Millar.She currently lives in Oxford Mills, Ontario. Her horse, an Oldenburg gelding named Special Ed, was born in 1994 in Germany.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada