It’s amazing how long it takes to get life back on track when you get totally consumed by a Major Games.
The individual showjumping finals saw a tough course built by Canadian FEI course designer (and 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist) Michel Vaillancourt. The jumps were high, and the time was tight.
After leaving everything out on the field of play to grab the Team Gold (and ticket to Rio2016), Eric, Ian and Yann had a tall order to replicate the magic and unfortunately it wasn’t to be. However the very appreciative crowd gave them a hero’s welcome each time they entered the ring.
Here are some pictures and videos from that day.
It doesn’t get much more Canadian than this….
The officials keep everything running smoothly (David Ballard standing)
Surprisingly this jump didn’t come down very often. All the train cars are separate, which made for an entertaining re-setup when it was knocked down.
One of my favourite combinations – Argentina’s Jose Larocca Jr & Cornet du Lys (4th place)
The Grandmaster himself – Craig Collins. Job well done!
Eric Lamaze & Coco Bongo
Ian Millar & Dixson