Category archives for: Obituaries

Sport Mourns Loss of Mighty Stallion Hickstead

Eric Lamaze and his horse Hickstead soar over a colorful jump incorporating the Olympic rings at the 2008 games.

Show jumping lost a superstar on Nov. 6 when the stallion Hickstead collapsed and died during the fourth leg of the Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping 2011/2012 series at Verona, Italy. Drawn 22nd of 39 on the startlist, the horse has just completed Rolf Lundi’s 13-fence track with  Canadian rider Eric Lamaze. The duo dropped […]

Remembering Rock Creek’s Herb London


Herbert M. “Herb” London, the operator of Rock Creek Pack Station since 1947, died March 31 at his home in Ojai. He was 92. A memorial fund for trail maintenance on the Mono Pass Trail System has been established in his honor. “My dad was a huge advocate of the wilderness, and he wanted to […]

Del Mar’s Lanni Dead at 68


The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s J. Terrence Lanni has died  at age 68. Lanni, who had been a member of the DMTC’s board of directors since 2001, passed away July 14 at his home in Pasadena, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. Lanni was also the former chairman and CEO of MGM Mirage, having […]

Farewell to Weltmeyer

Weltmeyer, the sire that is credited with “almost single-handedly reshaping the Hanoverian breed,” died as a result of a severe colic attack on June 27. The chestnut stallion was 27, and had been standing at the Celle state stud in Ankum, Germany. Stable manager Axel Brockmann told EuroDressage that “Because of his age we decided […]

Farewell to a Hero: Thor


The War Horse & Militaria Heritage Foundation has lost one of its beloved members. Thor, an elegant Arabian, passed away from an embolism earlier this year. He was a memorable character and will be much missed. Thor died as any horse would wish—peacefully, inside his stall, with his stable mates looking on. He was the […]

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