I couldn't believe it when I heard the news that Eric Lamaze's horse Hickstead died suddenly of a heart attack in the ring at the World Cup in Italy. It is very very sad.
I couldn't imagine seeing it happen live right in front of me but that is the way it happened to lots of poor people and Eric Lamaze - there are just no words. I go to show jumping events all the time and have never seen such a thing.
In September Pete and I were at Spruce Meadows in Calgary where Eric Lamaze and Hickstead jumped and won everything. I am glad I took these photos while we were there as he truly was a great horse in the show jumping world.
Hickstead was a World Champion and Olympic Champion and I am sure was a horse in a lifetime for Eric Lamaze. Rest In Peace Hickstead.