Sunday, November 6, 2011
Superstar Show-Jumper Dies Today
According to one story from The Associated Press Lamaze stated they had just finished their round, knocking one rail and were circling to leave the ring when Hickstead collapsed of an apparent heart attack. Vets tried to revive Hickstead in front of a speechless crowd at the Rolex FEI event in Verona, Italy.
After the veterinary service took Hickstead off the course the riders requested to have the competition abandoned and all held a moment of silence for Hickstead and Lamaze.
I feel the equestrian world has lost a once in a lifetime horse today. Horses with the kind of talent and willingness of Hickstead do not come around every day and I believe thanks to this horse and Eric Lamaze the show jumping world will never been the same.
R.I.P Hickstead :'(