2007 BWP bay gelding (Canadian River x Clinton I)
Owned by AMMO Investments
Heros was purchased by AMMO investments as a Grand Prix prospect for Amy Millar when he was 7 years old. AMMO Investments is a group that includes Ann Matthews and her Daughter Karen Sparks, Patty Overlund and her son Patrick Overlund O’Brien and Millar Brooke Farm.
As a young horse, Heros excelled in the Young Horse classes in the Netherlands in both in Neeroteren and Geesteren under the training of Dutch rider Loewie Joppen.
Amy took over the ride on the gelding in 2014. Together Heros and Amy went on to win an FEI Grand Prix when he was 7 years old. Since then, Heros has continued to excel in his ability and accomplishments while progressing through the sport.
“Heros is one of the best horses I have ever had the privilege of riding. He is brave, talented and kind. Heros loves his job and he loves the attention he gets when he competes in front in a big crowd. Some days I feel like he wants to jump clean as much as I do and that is an unbelievable feeling and why he is such a great partner.”
2016, marked a significant accomplishment in both Heros and Amy’s careers, travelling to Rio de Janeiro to competing their first Olympic Games helping Canada to a 4th place finish after a nail-biting jump-off for the bronze medal against Germany.
FEI Results at this link.