Canadian Equestrian team pictured left to right, Yann Candele, Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze and Ian Millar show off their gold medals after winning the team jumping during the Pan American Games in Caledon, Ont., on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Canadian Equestrian team pictured left to right, Yann Candele, Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze and Ian Millar show off their gold medals after winning the team jumping during the Pan American Games in Caledon, Ont., on Thursday, July 23, 2015

CALEDON, Ont. – Canada earned the gold medal in the team equestrian competition Thursday at the Pan American Games.

The Canadians finished the two-round competition with seven faults, one less than Argentina. The United States earned the bronze with 12 faults at Caldeon Pan Am Equestrian Park, located approximately 65 kilometres north of Toronto.

The Canadian team consisted of Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, B.C., 2008 Olympic champion Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Ont., Ian Millar of Perth, Ont., and Yann Candele of Caledon, Ont.

Millar is making his 10th consecutive Pan Am appearance while this is the fifth straight Games for Lamaze. Candele and Foster are making their Pan Am debut.

Canada and Brazil finished the first round tied for third with six faults each. Colombia led with one fault while Argentina had two.

Teams consist of four riders but only the top three results go towards the overall score.  The Individual competition starts on Saturday

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