Ian Millar is a Canadian Equestrian Team athlete. Born in 1947, he has become an icon in international show jumping, and Canada’s most decorated grand prix rider. With his long-time-partner Big Ben he won more than 40 Grand Prix, and both were inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall Of Fame in 1996. Millar is the only ten time Olympian in the world, and Olympic silver medalist in 2008. Among his career highlights there are two in a row wins in the World Cup Finals, ten Pan American Games medals (more than any other show jumper) and he is three time winner of the prestigious Spruce Meadows Masters Grand Prix (he also marked CP’s sponsorship of the event). He is as well a ten time Canadian Nation Champion. Ian Millar uses Acavallo gel pads.
Ashlee Bond was born in 1985. Her father, who has been riding his whole life, put her on a horse at 6 months. She won 5 national pony hunter championships by the time she was 11 and progressed to show jumping at 12. She won her first Gran Prix and the Rookie of the Year at 16. Was the Chronicle Horsewoman of the Year in 2009. In 2014 she won the 2014 AIG Thermal $ 1 million Grand Prix and was named 2014 Platinium Performance Leading Grand Prix Rider Of The HITS Thermal Circuit. She won many competitions with her Holsteiner Cadett 7.
Anna Zibrandtsen was born in 1994. Since her mother was fond of horses, she started riding when she was 3 years old. She began riding military and competed from 2008 until she injured in 2010, when she decided to focus on becoming a dressage rider. In few months Anna and her horses were ready for dressage competitions and they won 3 medals at the European Championship for Juniors and 3 medals at the Nordic Championship for Juniors, at that time she was 17. She has won a number of championship medals, victories at the Danish Championships and placements with a number of horses. Now she is building up a company with training and education of horses and she has now gone from Junior to Young Rider.
Born in 1997, Victoria Colvin is a top junior rider in the USA. She grew up with her parents in Loxahatchee, Florida. Victoria (Tori) demonstrated to be very talented since the earliest age. She started in the short stirrups divison in 2006 with the pony Buster Brown and at 13 she had already won almost every major title possible in the pony world. She competed and won her first Grand Prix in 2011 in Wellington, Florida. In 2014 Tori won the prestigious ASPCA Maclay at Nation Horse Show. In 2015 she won for the fourth time the $100.000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular in Wellington with Betsee Parker’s Ovation. Victoria Colvin uses Acavallo gel pads.
Mario is a 26 year old internationally successful showjumper, one of the biggest young talents in Germany. He was born and raised in his parents’ farm in Hamm. At the age of 12 he won Class S – advanced level. At 13 years old he won the Westphalian Vice as a Junior and at 23 years old he received the German golden riding award. He counts more the 200 victories and placings up to CSI**** level. Since 2015 he’s self-employed in Senden-Bösensell. Mario Maintz uses Acavalllo products, he said: "My favourite products are the Air Release gel pad, the Gel Bit Guards, the Shaped Gel Pad and Gel Bandages with elastic".