|Full name||Ian Millar|
|Born||January 6, 1947|
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||167 lb (76 kg; 11 st 13 lb)|
Ian Millar, CM (born 6 January 1947) is a Canadian Equestrian Team athlete for show jumping. He is a two-time winner of the Show Jumping World Cup and an Olympic silver medalist. Due to his longevity and accomplishments, he is often nicknamed "Captain Canada" in his sport. He holds the record for most Olympic appearances by any athlete in any sport (10). A member of Canada's 2012 Olympic Games team, he broke the record when he took part in his tenth Games in London 2012.
Millar was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He operates "Millar Brooke Farm" near the small town of Perth, Ontario alongside his children Jonathon Millar and Amy Millar, and daughter-in-law Kelly Soleau-Millar. 
His wife Lynn died of cancer in March 2008.
Millar is a twelve-time winner of the Canadian Show Jumping Championship. He has been a staple on the Canadian Equestrian Team for decades, and has amassed over $3.5 million in prize earnings at the prestigious Spruce Meadows venue in Calgary, Alberta.
With his horse, Big Ben (1976–1999), Millar won more than 40 Grand Prix titles worldwide and the Show Jumping World Cup two years in a row (1988 & 1989). At the Pan American Games in August 1987, Ian Millar became the second Canadian to win an individual gold medal. He now has nine Pan American Games medals, including two individual golds. He holds the North American record for Grand Prix and Derby wins. He was a member of every Canadian Equestrian Team at the Show Jumping World Championships from 1972 to 2014. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Millar competed at his tenth games (his first having been in 1972, having only missed the 1980 Games due to the US-led boycott against the Soviet Union), breaking the record set by Hubert Raudaschl.
On 18 August, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, at the age of 61, Millar anchored his team (also including Jill Henselwood, Eric Lamaze, and Mac Cone) to a first-place standing. Riding In Style, he completed a faultless round to lead the Canadian team into a jump-off for gold with the United States. Ultimately Canada would finish behind the American team to capture silver – Millar's first Olympic medal.
Millar was named to the 2012 Olympic team, making that appearance, his tenth, a record for any Olympic athlete's appearances at Olympics. In the 2012 Olympics' Individual Jumping event, Millar finished in a three-way tie for ninth aboard his gelding Star Power, the best Canadian result. In Team Jumping, Millar, along with fellow riders Jill Henselwood and Eric Lamaze, scored a fifth-place finish for Canada.
On 14 September 2014, Millar won the $1.5-million CP International at Spruce Meadows aboard Dixson, who shares bloodlines with Big Ben. This was the third time he had won the class, having won previously in 1987 and 1991 with Big Ben.
On 23 July 2015, Millar won a gold medal in the Pan American Games team jumping event.
On 1 May 2019, Millar announced his retirement from international competition to re-focus his attention on coaching and developing young horses.
International Championship Results
|1972||Olympic Games||The Shoeman||6th||Team|
|1976||Olympic Games||Count Down||5th||Team|
|1979||Pan American Games||Brother Sam||Team|
|1980||World Cup Final||Year of the Cat||14th|
|1980||World Championships||Brother Sam||Team|
|1983||Pan American Games||Foresight||Team|
|1984||World Cup Final||Wotan||18th|
|1984||Olympic Games||Big Ben||4th||Team|
|1985||World Cup Final||Big Ben||8th|
|1986||World Cup Final||Big Ben|
|1986||World Championships||Big Ben||4th||Team|
|1987||World Cup Final||Big Ben||5th|
|1987||Pan American Games||Big Ben||Team|
|1988||World Cup Final||Big Ben|
|1988||Olympic Games||Big Ben||4th||Team|
|1989||World Cup Final||Big Ben|
|1990||World Cup Final||Czar||12th|
|1991||World Cup Final||Czar||15th|
|1992||World Cup Final||Big Ben||40th|
|1992||Olympic Games||Big Ben||9th||Team|
|1993||World Cup Final||Future Vision||37th|
|1994||World Equestrian Games||Future Vision||7th||Team|
|1996||Olympic Games||Play It Again||16th||Team|
|1997||World Cup Final||28th|
|1998||World Equestrian Games||Mont Cenis||10th||Team|
|1999||Pan American Games||Ivar||Team|
|2000||World Cup Final||Ivar||30th|
|2003||Pan American Games||Promise Me||5th||Team|
|2004||Olympic Games||Promise Me||22nd||Individual|
|2005||World Equestrian Games||In Style||13th||Team|
|2007||Pan American Games||In Style||Team|
|2008||Olympic Games||In Style||Team|
|2009||World Cup Final||In Style||15th|
|2011||Pan American Games||Star Power||4th||Team|
|2012||Olympic Games||Star Power||5th||Team|
|2014||World Equestrian Games||Dixson||8th||Team|
|2015||Pan American Games||Dixson||Team|
|EL = Eliminated; RET = Retired; WD = Withdrew|
- "London 2012: Canada's Ian Millar to compete at record 10th Games". BBC Sport. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- "Ian Millar thrilled to pass Olympic show-jumping torch to daughter Amy". National Post. July 13, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
- "Ian Millar". Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
- "Ian Millar Claims 2014 Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championship Title". Ontario Equestrian. Retrieved October 8, 2021.
- "Spruce Meadows Athletes". www.sprucemeadows.com. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
- Doug Smith (August 18, 2008). "'Canada wins silver in team show jumping'". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 18, 2008.
- TSN, (April 18, 2012) ("Top 12 Canadian reasons to watch London in 2012", CTVOlympics.ca, Retrieved May 29, 2012
- CBC, (September 14, 2014) ("Ian Millar wins CP International at Spruce Meadows", cbc.ca, Retrieved September 15, 2014
- "Ian Millar Wins $1.5 Million CP International, Presented by Rolex - Ontario Equestrian". Ontario Equestrian. September 15, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
- The Globe and Mail, (July 23, 2015) ("Ian Millar leads Canada to gold in team equestrian at Pan Am Games", theglobeandmail.com, Retrieved July 26, 2015
- Showjumping, www worldofshowjumping com, World of. "Ian Millar announces retirement from international competition | World of Showjumping". www.worldofshowjumping.com. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
- Ian Millar at the Canadian Olympic Committee
- Ian Millar at the International Olympic Committee
- Ian Millar at Olympics.com
- Ian Millar at Olympedia
- Ian Millar at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Athlete profile at London 2012 web site
- Ian Millar at The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Late-blooming Ian Millar just hitting his stride?
- Equestrian Sports at The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Media related to Ian Millar at Wikimedia Commons