The Mental Side of Show Jumping with Amy Millar

Amy Millar, a member of the Canadian Equestrian Show Jumping Team, emphasizes the importance of mental control in show jumping.

Amy Millar, a member of the Canadian Equestrian Show Jumping Team, emphasizes the importance of mental control in show jumping. According to her, the rider’s mental state can significantly affect the horse’s performance. Thus, it is crucial to pay attention to your mental control. That way you can make sure you are in the same mental space on competition days and training days. Watch the video to get Millar’s tips on controlling what you can and focusing on the job. That way you and your horse can achieve your best results.

About Amy Millar

As the daughter of Olympian and Canadian legend Ian Millar, Amy Millar was born into equestrian sport, riding horses at an early age on the family farm. Training alongside her father and older brother Jonathon, she also found her niche as a show jumper. In 2015 she began competing with Heros. In 2000, she made history with her father and brother at the Spruce Meadows Masters tournament in Calgary as they became the first family of three to compete for a Canadian Nations Cup team.The pair were Canada’s top performers at the 2016 Nations Cup in Ocala, Florida. Millar and Heros made their Olympic debut at Rio 2016 where they were part of Canada’s fourth place finish in the team event, losing a jump-off for bronze to Germany.

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