Feature photo: Ian Millar with Dixson (Cealy Tetley/Equine Canada)
Equine Canada is the latest to fill out Team Canada for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, with 12 names added to the roster.
The Canadian contingent is particularly strong with Olympic experience among the jumpers. Beijing 2008 individual champion Eric Lamaze, along with 10-time Olympian Ian Millar, London 2012 jumper Tiffany Foster, and Yann Candele round out the group.
The Pan Am Equestrian Park in Caledon (just over 60 kilometres north of downtown Toronto) will host the dressage and jumping events, as well as those portions of the eventing competition. The cross-country showdown in eventing will take place in Mono, 20 kilometres north of Caledon.
At the previous Pan Am Games, Canada won three equestrian medals, including two for Jessica Phoenix in eventing (individual gold and team silver) riding her horse, Pavarotti.
Equestrian competition runs virtually throughout the Games, starting on July 11 and they are Olympic qualifiers for Rio 2016. (Get tickets)