Megan Lane

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Biography


    April 5, 1991 Megan Lane was born and raised in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.   From a very young age Megan Lane displayed an amazing ability to ride. A local veterinarian was so impressed with her natural talent, he gave her a little black pony to ride names ‘Crazy Bull’ and she never looked back. 

    Lane’s show career began at the age of 5 when she began training and competing on the Hunter/Jumper circuit. At the age of 8, Megan’s focused shifted to the sport of dressage. When competing on the Ontario Trillium dressage circuit she caught the eye of the judges and began winning adult classes on small ponies. 


Megan’s talent was recognized by an owner who bought several young ponies for her to train. Three of Megan’s ponies went on to winning careers, including events at Toronto’s Royal Winter Fair. From there, Megan’s career developed with the help of top professional coaches and trainers, including Jaki Beck, Jacqueline Brooks, Tina and Jaimey Irwin, Ute Busse and Belinda Trussel. Megan also spent a month training with the Hannoversche Reit-Und Fahrschule riding academy located in Verden, Germany. She achieved exceptional scores and the riding school encouraged her to continue training at a serious level.

       

         In 2001 she stumbled across a little stout horse destined for the meat market after a career as a low level school horse.  Dolany, or ‘Lucky’ as he was so aptly named, formed a partnership with Megan that resulted in a series of National Level Championship wins.  In many of the classes, Megan was the youngest rider and Lucky was the smallest horse.  In 2008, Megan was ranked as the top junior rider and represented Canada in the North American Junior Rider Championships. The pair placed in the top 11 and exemplified that the quality of a horse is not to be bounded by strict borders of pedigree.

    In the spring of 2009, Megan  purchase an 8 year old Dutch Warmblood mare, Caravella. An hunter horse with basic dressage training. Three weeks after purchasing Caravella, she began competing in Junior classes and qualified for the North American Championships. Megan and Caravella went on to capture 6 medals in their career at the NAJYRC. Caravella and Lane are now competing in the Grand Prix and was the youngest Canadian rider declared for the 2012 London Olympics. With unrelenting focus in training and competiton, Megan Lane remains loyal to her goal of medalling for Canada at the Olympics.

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Megan & Caravella, NAJYRC 2009