Canada wins silver at 2018 BMO Nations’ Cup at Spruce Meadows

Eric Lamaze (Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada won the silver medal on Saturday in team equestrian at the 2018 BMO Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows, just south of Calgary. The competition is one of the elite equestrian team competitions in the world as countries prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Canadian team of Canadian Olympic gold medalist Eric Lamaze of Montreal, Quebec, Canadian Olympic silver medalist Ian Millar of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Lisa Carlsen of Toronto, Ontario and Kara Chad of Calgary, Alberta had 12 faults in the first round and only one fault in the second round for 13 total faults. Remember in team equestrian, the worst score in each round does not count in the total number of faults. Lamaze, had zero faults in each round, and was clearly the top Canadian.

Germany won the gold medal with only six total faults. Ireland won the bronze medal with 19 total faults.

Canada reached the podium by seven faults. The United States were in fourth place with 20 total faults.

Lamaze was one of four riders in the competition to have two clear rides. The others were Holger Wulschner of Germany, Beezie Madden of the United States and Cedric Angot of France.

Lamaze won the gold medal in individual jumping at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He and Miller were also part of the Canadian team that won a silver medal in the team competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.


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