With the return of his top horse Hickstead, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Torrey Pines and Ashland Stables Inc., Lamaze contributed two clean rounds to secure Canada’s second place finish in the $75,000 FEI Nations’ Cup, Presented by CN, during the CN Open
CSIO5* held in Wellington, FL, on March 7, 2008. Two days later, Lamaze and Hickstead finished second following a seven horse jump-off in the $150,000 CN US Open Jumping Championship.
Proving his consistency throughout the CN Winter Equestrian Festival, Lamaze also finished second overall in the $200,000 FTI Rider Challenge rankings. Riders accumulated points in designated WEF Challenge Cup and Grand Prix events towards the $200,000 FTI Rider Challenge and, after 12 weeks of competition, Lamaze was awarded the second-place bonus money of $50,000.
“It was a great month,” said Lamaze. “It all started with a close second place finish to the Americans in the Nations’ Cup. March also marked the return of Hickstead to the show jumping ring at the international level. Being named the CAVALOR ‘Athlete of the Month’ adds an excellent finish to what was already a great month.”
As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for August, Lamaze receives a gift certificate from the title sponsor CAVALOR.
CAVALOR is specialized in the development of feed supplements and nutraceuticals for sport horses and offers a wide range of products and services to enhance the health and performance. Since 1997, CAVALOR has been part of the Vitamex group, an international leader of farm animal nutrition headquartered in Drongen, Belgium. Distributed in more than 45 countries, CAVALOR'S comprehensive product range is based on the great diversity of individual nutritional and sporting requirements of horses. Pegase Medical is the exclusive Canadian distributor of CAVALOR'S extensive product line. For more information on CAVALOR, please visit www.cavalor.ca
About Jump Canada
Jump Canada is a 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 of directors, the majority of whom are elected by the stakeholders in the sport. For more information regarding Jump Canada programs and activities, visit www.jumpcanada.ca.