TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee extends its
deepest condolences to Eric Lamaze on the passing of his legendary
horse Hickstead at a competition in Italy this weekend.
"This is a very sad time for Eric Lamaze and for the entire Canadian
equestrian community," said COC President Marcel Aubut. "Hickstead was
an Olympic champion and will always be remembered as such. The COC's
thoughts are with Eric, Hickstead's owners and with all of Hickstead's
Lamaze and Hickstead won gold and silver medals at the Beijing 2008
Olympic Games, as well as two medals at the 2007 Pan American Games and
bronze at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. In all, they won more than
$3 million in prize money together over an eight-year partnership.
The duo's last competition in Canada was at Spruce Meadows in Calgary,
where they finished first in the $1 million International.
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