Bruce Mandeville replaces Kelli McMullen-Temple of Toronto as one of two
Canadian representatives in the individual three day event competition at
the 2000 Olympic Games.
At the final inspection of the Olympic horses, it was discovered that
McMullen-Temple's Olympic horse, Kilkenny, had an abscess in his right
foot. Although McMullen-Temple requested a 24-hour grace period, it was
denied due to time constraints.
Mandeville's horse, Larissa, a 10-year-old chestnut Canadian-bred Trakehner
mare, had undergone the required two-week quarantine period and boarded
the flight for Sydney from New York on August 22.
Mandeville first discovered three day eventing at age 13 while training
with Canadian Olympian Nick-Holmes-Smith. He was also a competitive skier
and won two B.C., slalom championships as a teenager. Following high
school, Bruce abandoned sports to pursue his studies. He earned three
french diplomas from Universite Sorbonne in Paris, including a bachelor of
commerce and his law degree.
He returned to riding after school and has enjoyed a successful
competitive career including participation at the 1994 World Equestrian
Games and the 1999 Pan American Games. He also competes in dressage.
Individual Three-Day Event: Bruce Mandeville, riding Larissa, finished 22nd overall.
Individual Three-Day Event: Bruce Mandeville, New Westminster, B.C., on Larissa, was 24th overall.
Individual Three-Day Event: Bruce Mandeville, New Westminster, B.C., on Larissa, was 33rd.
Canada's Bruce Mandeville and Larissa
Through the water jump
2000 Games Equestrian Coverage