August 27, 2014

Captain Canada rides to victory

As published in The Erin Advocate

Photo – Phil Gravelle
Canadian Olympic equestrian Ian Millar, 67, clears the first jump in a fault-free ride to win the Champions Grand Prix competition at Angelstone Farm in Erin on Saturday. Riding Star Power, the horse with whom he competed at the 2012 London Games (his 10th Olympics), Millar won $30,000. Liubov Kochetova of Russia picked up $22,000 in second place. Millar’s son Jonathon received $3,000 in eighth spot, one of ten other riders splitting prize money that totaled $100,000. There will be an identical purse under the lights this coming Saturday, August 30, when Angelstone hosts the National Grand Prix. The farm is located on County Road 50 west of 1st Line, and admission to all events is free.