Amy Millar & Christiano Put Canada First on Opening Day at Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 07, 2024 – Amy Millar (CAN) not only addressed the fan frenzy over a potential first-ever all-female Olympic Canadian equestrian team but also managed to steal the spotlight in the feature class at Spruce Meadows’ Continental CSI 5*. Thursday’s test saw Amy take first in the 1.50m FEI event The Partners, with a clean 68.09s finish, beating 18 competitors from nine different countries.

The course for The Partners was designed by FEI Level 4 Course Designer Marina Azevedo (BRA) and featured 11 obstacles (13 jumping efforts) across 510m.

President & CEO Linda Southern-Heathcott presents Amy Millar (CAN) with her trophy

A Special Way to Commemorate D-Day

Amy’s victory lap around the scenic All Canada Ring was lead by mounted troops from the Lord Strathcona’s Horse, as part of Spruce Meadows’ recognition of 80 years since Canada’s participation in the pivotal Second World War invasion known as D-Day.

President and CEO Linda Southern-Heathcott, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, presented Amy with her trophy.

Amy added: “The amount of respect that this facility gives to all of Canada, and especially the military, is fantastic. When you look at the way the world is today you kind of wonder why we didn’t learn more from all of the sacrifices of the past. My grandfather served and that is always on my mind as well.”

Final Results – $7,500 The Partner CSI 5* – 1.50-1.55m

1) Amy Millar (CAN) & Christiano – 0 – 68.09

2) Hannah Selleck (USA) & Cloud 39 – 0 – 70.92

3) Erynn Ballard (CAN) & Nikka vd Bisschop – 0 – 71.26

Source: Press Release from Spruce Meadows Media

Photos: © Spruce Meadows Media / Tony Lewis

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