McLain Ward

McLain Ward

Birthday1975-10-17
AgeHe is 43 years old
Birth Sign Libra (sept. 23 - oct. 22)
GenderMale
Height1.73 m
His Profession
His Parents
McLain Ward's mother's and father's name are Barney Ward
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Who is McLain Ward?
McLain Ward is an American show jumping competitor and Olympic champion. At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Ward won the gold medal as part of the United States team in Team jumping, together with Peter Wylde, Beezie Madden and Chris Kappler. He continued to compete as an Olympian, winning the team gold for show jumping at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden, and Will Simpson and McLain's horse, Sapphire. McLain has been recognized as a dominant competitor on the jumper circuit since his junior days. When he was just 14, he won the United States Equestrian Federation Show Jumping Derby as well as the equitation medal finals, becoming the youngest rider in history to win both in one year. McLain proved to be a fierce competitor, even riding with a broken collarbone in the 2005 Samsung Super League. McLain fought through the pain to help the United States team capture the Championship. Ward found himself at the center of controversy at the 2010 World Cup Final in Geneva, Switzerland. His mount, Sapphire, was eliminated after the second round of jumping due to hypersensitivity in her left forelimb.