Biography:

A two-time Canadian Show Jumping Champion, Mario Deslauriers has represented Canada at every major international competition. In 1984 at the age of 19, he became the first Canadian and the youngest rider to ever win the World Cup Final, a record he still holds today. Later that year at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Deslauriers was involved in a three-way jump-off for the individual bronze medal, eventually finishing fourth with Aramis. At Seoul 1988, he and the Canadian jumping team finished fourth for the second straight Olympic Games.

In 2006, he was a member of the Canadian team that scored its first victory in the $350,000 BMO Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows in Calgary. With the opportunity to ride for an American owner, Deslauriers began representing the United States in 2009, switching back in time to once again represent Canada at the 2017 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament as a member of its Nations Cup team. In 2018, he again represented Canada at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament, the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC, and the Longines Nations Cup Final in Barcelona.

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MARIO

 Getting into the sport: Began riding as a child at the Bromont Equestrian Centre, site of the 1976 Olympic equestrian competition, with his father… Odds and Ends: Daughter Lucy is a show jumper for Team USA…