Millar was the natural choice for January’s CAVALOR ‘Athlete of the Month’ title after winning the first two Grand Prix events during the prestigious Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.  In the first week of the seven-week long series, the WEF/PBIEC Inaugural held January 24-28 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, Millar captured two major wins with two different mounts.


Riding his 2006 World Equestrian Games mount In Style, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Susan Grange of Lothlorien Farm, Millar’s first win came in Thursday’s $25,000 WEF Challenge Series where he bested a nine-horse jump-off.


Three days later, paired with Redefin, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding also owned by Susan Grange and Lothlorien Farm, Millar posted another double clear performance to edge out Olympic Champion Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil and claim Sunday’s $35,000 WEF/PBIEC Inaugural Cup Grand Prix.


“Both horses were absolutely sensational,” praised Millar, who has been named the ‘Athlete of the Month’ five times since the program began in 2003.  “This was In Style’s first major competition of the year, and he feels like he’s picking up right where we left off.  Redefin is young, but he is really becoming a sophisticated horse.  I couldn’t be more pleased with them.”


In recognition of his achievement, Millar will receive a gift certificate from CAVALOR, the new title sponsor of the ‘Athlete of the Month’ program for 2007.


“It’s always a great honour to be awarded the ‘Athlete of the Month’,” commented Millar.  “Receiving an award like this is always appreciated.”


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