Megan Lane discovered dressage at the age of eight and never looked back. Her training reached a whole new level when she spent time at the Hannoversche Reit-Und Fahrschule riding academy in Verden, Germany. Soon after, she represented Canada for the first time at the 2008 FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) in Parker, Colorado. She returned to NAJYRC four more times, earning upwards of six individual medals with Caravella, who she personally trained up to the Grand Prix level after finding her at a hunter/jumper sales barn. Lane represented Canada as a senior team member for the first time in 2014 at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Once again partnered with Caravella, she helped the Canadian Dressage Team earn a ninth place finish, while placing 37th individually. Lane was named 2014 Dressage Canada Owner of the Year. Lane and Caravella started the 2015 season strong, helping Canada I earn the team silver medal at the CDIO 3* Nations’ Cup in Wellington, Florida. Later in the spring, they picked up multiple wins on home soil during the final Pan Am qualifying competitions. At the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Lane and Caravella were members of the silver medal-winning Canadian Dressage Team which broke the Canadian record for the highest team average score achieved at a major Games.
Getting to know…
Family: Parents James and Cathy Lane… Younger sister Kelsey… Getting into the Sport: From the age of four displayed an amazing ability to ride… A local veterinarian was so impressed with her natural talent that he gave her a little black pony to ride named “Crazy Bull”… Started competing in hunter shows before shifting focus to dressage… Outside Interests: Enjoys running, reading, gardening, water sports, skiing… Supports a child in Ecuador through World Vision… Trains horses at Deer Ridge Equestrian… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Megs… Sport philosophy: “Horses are my life, it’s really quite simple.”… Favourite motto: “Perfect practice makes perfect”…
Notable International Results
Pan American Games: 2015 – SILVER (team), 23rd (individual)
World Equestrian Games: 2014 – 37th (individual), 9th (team)