Top International Riders, Including Eric Lamaze, to Compete at The Royal
TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Despite the unexpected loss of his
incredible mount Hickstead, International show jumper and current
Olympic gold medal winner Eric Lamaze will be competing at The Royal
this week. Equestrian fans wishing to show their support for Eric
Lamaze will have a chance to see the great rider compete during the
evening Royal Horse Shows on Wednesday, November 9th and Saturday, November 12th.
The International Jumper division includes competitions such as last
night's Jolera Open Welcome, Wednesday's FEI World CupTM Grand Prix and Saturday night's Ricoh Big Ben Challenge and will host some of the world's top riders in the sport from Canada, the
United States and overseas. Canadian Olympians Ian Millar, Jill
Henselwood and Beth Underhill, as well as America's McLain Ward and
Britain's Nick Skelton are just a few of the elite competitors who will
be vying for over $780,000 in prize money at the Horse Show this year.
Condolence books have been set up for Royal patrons to honour and
remember Hickstead in The Ricoh Coliseum's Heritage Court.
"Like the rest of the equine world, The Royal was deeply shocked and
saddened to hear about the loss of Hickstead," said John Dunlap,
President, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. "We hope that Eric finds
some comfort in being back on his home soil with his Canadian fans
cheering him on."
Running until Sunday, November 13th at Exhibition Place in Toronto, The Royal is the world's largest
combined indoor agricultural and equestrian event. For more information
on The Royal Horse Show visit www.royalfair.org.
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