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Eric LAMAZE

Eric LAMAZE is a Canadian athlete and competes in Jumping.

Name Eric LAMAZE
FEI ID 10000439
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17/04/1968
Competing for Canada - CAN
Registration Jumping 2016
Last update 10/05/2016
FEI Database


Jumping 70x70
General Interest
Nicknames Caribou (olympic.ca, 23 Jul 2015)
Hobbies Golf, travel, property development. (ericlamaze.com, 09 Mar 2016)
Most influential person in career Horse owner Eddie Creed. (horsetalk.co.nz, 15 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol Canadian showjumper Ian Millar. (olympic.ca, 23 Jul 2015)
Injuries He underwent surgery after breaking a bone in his left foot while competing at the 2010 Grand Prix in Aachen, Germany. (torreypinesstable.com, 15 Aug 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "I follow a routine when putting on my boots, my clothes and my spurs. I always do it the same way." (equestrio.com, 04 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Confidence in our sport is a huge part of being a rider. It does not matter how old you are or how much experience you have, you have to ride a wave." (olympic.ca, 23 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours He was named the International Jumping Riders Club Rider of the Year in 2010 and 2011. (horsetalk.co.nz, 13 Dec 2011) Together with his horse Hickstead, he was named CBC Athlete of the Year for 2011. (horsetalk.co.nz, 13 Dec 2011))
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (yorkregion.com, 23 Jul 2015)
Other information STABLES He owns Torrey Pines Stable. The facility has locations in Wellington, FL, United States of America, and Vrasene, Belgium. (ericlamaze.com, 09 Mar 2016) DEATH OF HICKSTEAD His horse Hickstead, on whom he became the first Canadian to win an individual showjumping gold medal at the Olympic Games, collapsed and died shortly after the pair had finished their round at the 2011 World Cup event in Verona, Italy. Tests later showed the animal had died of a ruptured aorta, which led to heart failure. "It was pretty emotional for me. He was a very, very special horse who was very exciting to watch. I think he did everything for the people who were watching him. We loved to win and we had the same energy, which turned into incredible things." (ericlamaze.com, 09 Mar 2016; horsetalk.co.nz, 10 Nov 2011) OTHER ACTIVITIES He has worked as an ambassador for Just World International. The charity was established by US equestrian Jessica Newman and is dedicated to humanitarian causes. (JustWorld International, 14 Oct 2011)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He first rode at age 12. He reached grand prix level in showjumping in 1992, working in exchange for the opportunity to ride.
Why this sport? He was a successful junior and hunter rider and became a working pupil for coach George Morris in New Jersey, United States of America. His early work gave him experience as a catch rider, picking up rides on horses with which he was unfamiliar.
Club / Team Artisan Farms [USA] / Torrey Pines Stables[USA]:
International Debut
Year 1993
Competing for Canada
Further Personal Information
Residence Wellington, FL, USA
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, French, German