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Ian Millar

Full name: Ian Millar
Nickname(s): Captain Canada
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: January 6, 1947 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Affiliations: Millar Brooke Farm
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ian Millar, a member of the Canadian equestrian team since 1971, has become one of the most decorated and renowned Canadian competitors in the sport. On the national level he has captured ten Canadian Show Jumping Championships (1983, 1986-1991, 1993, 2004, and 2007) and won more grand prix and derby events than any North American. In the international field his greatest successes have come at the Pan American Games, where he has won one gold (1987), four silver (1979, 1983, 1991, and 2007), and one bronze medal (1999) in team jumping events and two gold (1987, 1999) and one bronze medal (1979) in individual competitions. He had wins at the 1988 and 1989 World Cup Finals with his most famous horse, [Big Ben], becoming the first ever rider to finish first in back-to-back World Cup standings with the same horse.

Millar is perhaps best known, however, for attending a record ten editions of the Olympic Games since 1972, being absent only from the 1980 Summer Olympics due to Canada’s boycott. His only medal, silver in the team jumping tournament, came at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but brought him a level of national fame not normally seen for Canadians in the sport. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1986, named Ontario’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1989, and inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 alongside Big Ben. He operates and trains at Millar Brooke Farm in Ontario and has written a book, Riding High, based on his show-jumping experiences in the 1970s and 80s.

Results

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F PTS PP JP TP TPP R1P R2P R3P
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Final Standings 14T 20.00
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Round One 15T QU 12.00
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Round Two 10T 8.00
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Final Standings 15 13.00
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Final Round 15 13.00
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Final Round Round One 3 QU 0.75
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Final Round Round Two 18 12.25
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Qualifying Round 8T QU 125.50
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Qualifying Round Round One 1T 69.50
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Qualifying Round Round Two 16T 56.00
1992 Summer 45 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Final Standings 54 QR
1992 Summer 45 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Qualifying Round 54 114.50
1992 Summer 45 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Qualifying Round Round One 43T 42.00
1992 Summer 45 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Qualifying Round Round Two 8T 72.50
1992 Summer 45 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Big Ben Qualifying Round Round Three AC DNF 0.00
1996 Summer 49 Atlanta Equestrianism Canada Play it Again Final Standings 46T QR
1996 Summer 49 Atlanta Equestrianism Canada Play it Again Qualifying Round 46T 28.00
1996 Summer 49 Atlanta Equestrianism Canada Play it Again Qualifying Round Round One 40T 8.00
1996 Summer 49 Atlanta Equestrianism Canada Play it Again Qualifying Round Round Two 42T 12.00
1996 Summer 49 Atlanta Equestrianism Canada Play it Again Qualifying Round Round Three 31T 8.00
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada Dorincord Final Standings 13 12.25
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada Dorincord Final Round 13 12.25
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada Dorincord Final Round Round One 5T QU 4.00
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada Dorincord Final Round Round Two 21 8.25
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada Dorincord Qualifying Round 4 QU 9.25
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada Dorincord Qualifying Round Round One 13T 5.25
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada Dorincord Qualifying Round Round Two 1T 0.00
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada Dorincord Qualifying Round Round Three 12T 4.00
2004 Summer 57 Athina Equestrianism Canada Promise Me Final Standings 22 30
2004 Summer 57 Athina Equestrianism Canada Promise Me Final Round 22 30
2004 Summer 57 Athina Equestrianism Canada Promise Me Final Round Round One 11T 8
2004 Summer 57 Athina Equestrianism Canada Promise Me Final Round Round Two 22 22
2004 Summer 57 Athina Equestrianism Canada Promise Me Qualifying Round 42T QU 31
2004 Summer 57 Athina Equestrianism Canada Promise Me Qualifying Round Round One 57 11
2004 Summer 57 Athina Equestrianism Canada Promise Me Qualifying Round Round Two 41T 10
2004 Summer 57 Athina Equestrianism Canada Promise Me Qualifying Round Round Three 38T 10
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada In Style Final Standings 23T
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada In Style Final Round 22T r1/2
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada In Style Final Round Round One 22T 8 0 8
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada In Style Qualifying Round 6T QU 8 4 4 0
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada In Style Qualifying Round Round One 26T 4 0 4
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada In Style Qualifying Round Round Two 8T 4 0 4
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada In Style Qualifying Round Round Three 1T 0 0 0
2012 Summer 65 London Equestrianism Canada Star Power Final Round 9T 8
2012 Summer 65 London Equestrianism Canada Star Power Final Round Part One 11T Q 4 4 0
2012 Summer 65 London Equestrianism Canada Star Power Final Round Part Two 7T 4 4 0
2012 Summer 65 London Equestrianism Canada Star Power Qualifying Round Part Three 8T 4 4 0
2012 Summer 65 London Equestrianism Canada Star Power Qualifying Round Part Two 1T 0 0 0
2012 Summer 65 London Equestrianism Canada Star Power Qualifying Round Part One 42T Q 4 4 0
2012 Summer 65 London Equestrianism Canada Star Power Qualifying Round 11T Q 8

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F TPP IPP R1P R2P JP TP PP
1972 Summer 25 München Equestrianism Canada CAN Shoeman Final Standings 6 44.00
1972 Summer 25 München Equestrianism Canada CAN Shoeman Round One 7 QU 36.00
1972 Summer 25 München Equestrianism Canada CAN Shoeman Round Two 4T non-scoring 28.00
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Equestrianism Canada CAN Countdown Final Standings 5 27.50
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Equestrianism Canada CAN Countdown Round One 3 QU/non-scoring 19.50
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Equestrianism Canada CAN Countdown Round Two 6 8.00
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Ben Final Standings 4 12.00
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Ben Round One 4T QU 8.00
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Ben Round Two 3T 4.00
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Ben Final Standings 4 8.00
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Ben Round One 3T 8.00
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Ben Round Two 3 0.00
1992 Summer 45 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Ben Final Standings 9 16.00
1992 Summer 45 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Ben Round One 10T 12.00
1992 Summer 45 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada CAN Big Ben Round Two 9 4.00
1996 Summer 49 Atlanta Equestrianism Canada CAN Play it Again Final Standings 16 20.00
1996 Summer 49 Atlanta Equestrianism Canada CAN Play it Again Round One 15 12.00
1996 Summer 49 Atlanta Equestrianism Canada CAN Play it Again Round Two 16 8.00
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada CAN Dorincord Final Standings 9 4.00
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada CAN Dorincord Round One 10T QU 0.00
2000 Summer 53 Sydney Equestrianism Canada CAN Dorincord Round Two 9 4.00
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada CAN In Style Final Standings 2 20 0 4 4
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada CAN In Style Round One 4T QU 16 4 4 0
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada CAN In Style Round Two 1 4 4 4 0
2008 Summer 61 Beijing Equestrianism Canada CAN In Style Jump-Off 2 4 DNS
2012 Summer 65 London Equestrianism Canada CAN Star Power Final Standings 5
2012 Summer 65 London Equestrianism Canada CAN Star Power Final Standings Part One 6 0 1 1
2012 Summer 65 London Equestrianism Canada CAN Star Power Final Standings Part Two 6 4 0 4