Ottawa, ON, September 12, 2013 - Equine Canada mourns the loss of Canadian Equestrian Team member, Bryan Anderson, who passed away on September 11 from injuries sustained in a riding accident.
"On behalf of the staff and volunteers of Equine Canada, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Anderson family," stated Equine Canada President, Michael Gallagher. "Bryan will be remembered as a gifted competitor, and his talent will live on through the successes of the horses and riders he trained with such dedication."
Anderson's success as an international rider began at age 16 when he, with mount Corrache, were members of Team Alberta who were silver team medallists in show jumping at the 1985 North American Junior Young Riders Championships in Wadsworth, USA.
Anderson was considered an ambitious international competitor, and was named to the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) short list in 1987. In 1990, Anderson represented Canada as a member of the CET at the 1990 World Cup Finals in Dortmund, Germany.
Utilizing his 35 years of equestrian experience, Anderson established the very successful Bryan Anderson Show Jumping training facility in southern Alberta, where he developed talented horses and riders in the disciplines of hunter, equitation and show jumping.
In 2011, Anderson, along with parents JC and Barbara and siblings John, Sandra and Susan, were recognized for their dedication and service to Canada's equestrian community when they were inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame in the category of Builder (Organization).
Equine Canada extends its sincerest condolences to Anderson's family, friends, and colleagues. Information regarding memorial services will be posted on www.equinecanada.ca when available.