|Eric Lamaze Named CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for January||| Print ||
February 16, 2010 — Jump Canada has selected Olympic champion Eric Lamaze as the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for January.
Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, claimed his first victory of the 2010 season by winning the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round III on Thursday, January 28, at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.
A total of 54 horses were entered in the competition, including three ridden by Lamaze. All three of Lamaze’s mounts were clear in the first round of competition to advance to the 18-horse jump-off.
Lamaze took the early lead with Ronaldo, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Ashland Stables, but by the time the jump-off was over, it was Lamaze and Ultra Boy, Ashland Stables’ nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion, that stood in the winner’s circle.
“I am very lucky to have a great string of horses and a great group of owners,” said Lamaze. “All of my success is thanks to them. Thanks also to Cavalor for supporting this program.”
As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for January, Lamaze receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc.
CAVALOR, now generously entering in to its fourth year of sponsorship of the 'Athlete of the Month' program, recognized top Canadian show jumping athletes in 2009 including: Jenna Thompson (January), Yann Candele (February and August), Erynn Ballard (March and October), Beth Underhill (April), Angela Covert-Lawrence (May), Ian Millar (June), Joelle Froese (July), Mac Cone (September), Ainsley Vince (November), and Georgia Young (December).
About Jump Canada
Jump Canada is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for all hunter, equitation and jumper activities in Canada from the grass roots to the international level. Jump Canada is governed by a board, the majority of whose members are elected by the stakeholders in the sport. For more information regarding Jump Canada programs and activities, visit http://equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada.
About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry. Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit equinecanada.ca.