Olympians to compete at Royal Horse Show

    Individual Gold Medalist and Silver Medal Team confirm participation in
    the 86th Royal Horse Show

    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - Plans are already underway at The Royal Horse
Show to welcome the Olympic Silver Medal winning team, including the
individual gold medallist Eric Lamaze, to competition at this year's Royal
Horse Show, November 7th - 16th.
    Team members Ian Millar, Jill Henselwood, Mac Cone and Eric Lamaze have
confirmed they will be attending, including a special Team autograph session
scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday November 8th, following the final
round of the Canadian Show Jumping Championships presented by Greenhawk. The
team will also be recognized during Horse Show performances Wednesday,
November 12th, prior to the CN FEI World Cup Qualifier and again Saturday,
November 15th, prior to the Ricoh Big Ben Grand Prix.
    While the specific equine line-up depends on qualifying events still
taking place, Lamaze has confirmed his Olympic partner Hickstead will not be
making the trip to Toronto but rather staying in Europe, where they are
currently competing in their attempt to move up one spot to the top of the
world rankings list.
    It is also anticipated that members of the Gold Medal team from the
United States will be attending, including McLain Ward and Laura Kraut. The
United States captured the Gold following an intense battle with the
Canadians, including a head-to-head jump-off between the two North American
    In total, over $795,000 in prize money will be awarded during the ten-day
Royal Horse Show, making it one of the richest indoor equestrian events in the
world. For information and complete schedule visit www.royalfair.org.

For further information:

For further information: Contact: Michelle Dunn, mobile: (905) 464-3056,
email: mdunn@royalfair.org

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