Canadian equestrian squad captures gold medal at Pan American Games

Canadian equestrian squad captures gold medal at Pan American Games

CALEDON, Ont. – Canada earned the gold medal in the team equestrian competition Thursday at the Pan American Games.

The Canadians finished the two-round competition with seven faults, one less than Argentina. The United States earned the bronze with 12 faults at Caldeon Pan Am Equestrian Park, located approximately 65 kilometres north of Toronto.

The Canadian team consisted of Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, B.C., 2008 Olympic champion Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Ont., Ian Millar of Perth, Ont., & Yann Candele of Caledon, Ont.

p>Millar is making his 10th consecutive Pan Am appearance while this is the fifth straight Games for Lamaze. Candele & Foster are making their Pan Am debut.

Canada & Brazil finished the first round tied for third with six faults each. Colombia led with one fault while Argentina had two.

Teams consist of four riders yet only the top three results go towards the overall score.

The individual competition goes Saturday.

Source: “The Canadian Press”

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