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Eric Lamaze

Canadian rider Eric Lamaze is one of the leading showjumpers in the world, below you can watch him in action at the world equestrian games with one of the worlds all time great showjumping horses Hickstead.

Hickstead at WEG with Eric Lamaze

Eric Lamaze

Hickstead (Showjumper)

One of the world most renowned jumping horses of all time

Eric Lamaze and Hickstead at the World Equestrian game

Eric Lamaze Named Canadian National Showjumping Champion

Calgary, Canada, June 5, 2000--`Captain Canada` Ian Millar couldn`t be beat today winning both feature events in the International Ring on the final day of the Spruce Meadows "National". No one was able to tame the Shell Cup derby course so it went to a four-horse jump-off with horses that finished with one rail down. Before a crowd of 36,502 people, Millar neatly won the event, beating Mario Deslauriers by 3 seconds.
Millar also won the ATCO Structures Double Slalom but Richard Spooner of Burbank, California on Davinci gave him a run for his money. Millar triumphed five times on Roulette to take home the title in the ATCO Structures Double Slalom.

Fellow Canadian Eric Lamaze was unable to repeat his 1999 win in the Shell Cup, however he finally tasted victory at the Spruce Meadows "National" as he became the new Canadian Show Jumping Champion. Lamaze previously won the title in 1995.

Hap Hansen of Encinitas, California finished on top in the Spruce Meadows Show Jumping Championship. Hansen is number three on the All-Time Top Money Winner list at Spruce Meadows and has been competing at Spruce Meadows since the late seventies.

Jay Hayes of Cheltenham, ON, and Diva proved they are on track for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games by winning the first of
five Selection Trials yesterday at the Spruce Meadows National tournament in Calgary, AB.

In a strong field of international competitors, 1992 Olympian Hayes, 42, was one of five combinations to advance to the jump-off in todays
Canadian Pacific World Cup Qualifier, which acted as the first Olympic Selection Trial for the Canadian Show Jumping Team. A second clear round with the 10-year-old Hannoverian mare, owned by Uplands Farm, in a time of 45.90 seconds secured him the win.

Jill Henselwood, 37, of Oxford Mills, ON, also posted a clear second round, but her time of 47.20 with Toyzrus, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, couldnt catch Hayes.

John Pearce, 40, of Stouffville, ON, also went clear with his veteran15-year-old Jamcos Vagabond, but a .25 time fault prevented them from advancing to the jump-off.

Jonathon Millar, 25, of Perth, ON, had the same problem with the11-year-old stallion Fine Line, incurring .75 time faults. With four faults apiece, tying them for fifth place in the Selection Trial standings, are Eric Lamaze, 32, and Millcreek Raphael, Amy Millar, 23, and Manhattan and proud father, six-time Olympian Ian Millar, 53, riding Dorincord.

The second Olympic Selection Trial takes place June 25, in Bromont, PQ, site of the 1976 Olympic equestrian events. The four-member team plus one alternate will be named following the final Selection Trial on July 30 in Palgrave, ON.

Current Canadian Show Jumping Team Olympic Selection Trial Standings:

Rider Hometown Horse Faults Points

1. Jay Hayes Cheltenham, ON Diva 0 25

2. Jill Henselwood Oxford Mills, ON Toyzrus 0 21

3. John Pearce Stouffville, ON Vagabond .25 17.5

4. Jonathon Millar Perth, ON Fine Line .75 16

5. Eric Lamaze Schomberg, ON Raphael 4 12

5. Amy Millar Perth, ON Manhattan 4 12

5. Ian Millar Perth, ON Dornicord 4 12