Posts tagged as: Eric Lamaze

Spruce $1 Mil Youthquake

Mounted on horseback, Olivier Philippaerts collects his trophy.

At 19, Olivier Philippaerts of Belgium has become the youngest show jumper in history to win the $1 million CN International Grand Prix, Sept. 9 at the 2012 Spruce Meadows tournament in Canada. In a generational twist, his father Ludo came in third. The USA’s Beezie Madden and Simon placed second in the 1.60m contest. […]

Canada sets Olympic show jumpers

The five Canadian show jumpers gonig to the 2012 Olympics pose at the press conference.

Canada will be  represented in show jumping at the 2012 Olympics in London by a team that includes veterans Eric Lamaze, Ian Millar and Jill Henselwood, and newcomer Tiffany Foster.  Yann Candele is the alternate. Foster, who turns 28 this month, is the only Olympic debutante in the bunch. She began training with Lamaze in […]

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 […]

Lamaze gets Canada off to a great start in Barcelona

Eric Lamaze and Atlete Van T Heike were the only double clean at the Barcelona Grand Prix.

Olympic champion Eric Lamaze continued his winning streak by claiming the Grand Prix Ciutat de Barcelona Copa SEAT at the 100th edition of CSIO Barcelona. Riding Atlete Van T Heike, Lamaze was the only rider among 45 entries to post two perfect clear rounds. Spain’s Rutherford Latham placed second after making two time faults with […]

Lamaze Masters Spruce Mil

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Eric Lamaze and Hickstead won the $1 Million CN International that capped the Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 11. The duo was the only one to go double-clear around Leopoldo Placidos’ challenging course ─ an accomplishment all the more astounding in that Hickstead is now 15 years old. To his first place prize […]

Canada’s Lamaze No. 1 on Rolex Rankings

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Olympic champion Eric Lamaze, 43, is celebrating after securing the No. 1 slot on the Rolex World Jumper Rankings this week. The Canadian’s back-to-back Grand Prix wins at La Baule and Rome on the super-stallion Hickstead have put him 111 points ahead of 31-year-old Kevin Staut of France, who had topped the Rolex Rankings since […]

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