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Gail Ross

Equestrian Athlete - Inducted 1982

Gail Ross has competed on the Alberta equestrian circuit since she was seven years old.  Her international career began in 1961.  She has competed in Canada, the United States, England, Ireland, Belgium, and Holland.  She was the Jumper Champion six times at Edmonton Northlands between 1963 and 1978; and, at the Calgary Spring Meet five times.  She won the New York Grand Prix in 1963 and was named the leading rider there.  Gail Ross was North American Champion in 1963 and Reserve North American Champion in 1966.  She was Alberta’s Senior Women’s Athlete in 1963 and Alberta’s Horse Woman that same year.

After Induction

• Gail Ross was the first Westerner to compete with the Canadian Equestrian Team in international competition.


• Gail was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team entered in the Tokyo Olympics (the first woman to compete on that team). Unfortunately she had to withdraw.