Greenough, Gail – 1994

Greenough, Gail – 1994

Gail Greenough

Equestrian Athlete, Edmonton

Inducted in 1994

Gail Greenough was named to the Canadian National Equestrian Team in 1983. Among an abundance of career medals and ribbons, she won gold medals at the National Cup, National Horse Show, International Grand Prix, National Grand Prix, and the DuMaurier Grand Prix. She also qualified for three World Cup Finals. In 1986, she displayed her finest show jumping performance when pitted against 72 athletes from 23 countries. She defied all odds by completing each of four finals without knocking down a rail or recording one violation time to win the World Show Jumping Championship.

Gail Greenough's rides have earned her distinctions as the Alberta Female Athlete of the Year. She is the recipient of the Alberta Premiers Award for Performance and the Canadian Equestrian Gold Medal. She is a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and a member of the Order of Canada.


**Gail Greenough qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics but did not attend.

**Canada boycotted the 1980 Olympics

Gail Greenough

1994 Equestrian Athlete, Edmonton

Since Induction

· Gail owns and operates Greenough Equestrian located at Creekside Farm

· Colour commentator with CBC

· Coached at the Atlanta Olympic Games

· Coached the winner of the CET equitation finals at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair and the silver medalist at the North American Young Riders event in Virginia.

· Board member - Jump Canada

· Selection committee for the Canadian Equestrian Team

· Given clinics internationally


1984 - Sports Federation of Canada Achievement Award

1986 - Edmonton Sports Report Association Amateru Athlete of the Year

1986 - TSN Female Athlete of the Year

1987 - Alberta Achievement Award

1988 - Edmonton YWCA Tribute to Women Award

1988 - Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

1990 - Member of the Order of Canada

2006 - Jump Canada Hall of Fame

? - Key to the City of Edmonton

Career Highlights:

· Competitive years 1974 - 1992

· Named to the Canadian Equestrian team 7 times

· World Show Jumping Champion, 1986 - executed a flawless performance to become the youngest, the first woman, the first Canadian and first non-European champion.

Update August 2012