Born in 1962, Jill Henselwood still calls Oxford Mills home. In 2008, Jill was part of the first Canadian show jumping team to win an Olympic medal in 40 years. She was part of the silver medal winning team at the Beijing Olympic Games, for which the equestrian events were held in Hong Kong. It was her first Olympic Games and she became the first woman ever to stand on an Olympic medal podium for Canada in show jumping. Also that year, she won the Grand Prix of Madrid during a European tour by Canada’s Olympic team front-runners.In 2007 she won the individual gold medal and a team silver medal at the Pan American Games, becoming the first woman in 24 years to win the individual Pan American Games gold medal. She was also only the fourth woman in history to do so. Having trained under Canadian show jumping legend Ian Millar for many years, Jill has been competing at the grand prix level since 1989 and made her Canadian Equestrian Team debut in 1991. In addition to Olympics and Pan American Games, Jill has represented Canada in two World Championships and five World Cup Finals. She has also earned one Canadian Championship title.
She now has her own highly-successful training and horse sales business.