Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Hickstead R.I.P. by JediSenshi Hickstead R.I.P. by JediSenshi
Hickstead, the “superstar” stallion that carried Canadian equestrian champion Eric Lamaze to Olympic gold-medal glory in Beijing in 2008, died suddenly during a competition in Italy on Sunday. My heart goes out to Eric.
For More go here. [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsunnydelight18:
sunnydelight18 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's no surprise. All professional showjumpers are bound to die young with how hard they're pushed.

I feel sad for the loss of his life, but not for the loss to everyone else who just cares about his career.
Reply
:iconjedisenshi:
JediSenshi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Actually Showjumpers are better taken care of the racing Thoroughbreds.
Reply
:iconsunnydelight18:
sunnydelight18 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even so, they're still pushed too hard.
Reply
:iconpercy16:
Percy16 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
I loved that Stallion!!!! He was such a Beautiful horse
Reply
:iconlittlehummingbirdy:
littlehummingbirdy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
I still cannot believe it.
Rest in peace dear hickstead....
Reply
:iconmegelln:
megelln Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Such a sad loss... My dad told me this morning, and I nearly couldn't beleve it :(
Reply
:iconmegelln:
megelln Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
*believe :P
Reply
:icontoryhartley:
ToryHartley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:o I didn't know Hickstead pass away! :'( RIP
Reply
:iconderek-k:
derek-k Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I was very sad to hear this on the radio today (the fact that his death was announced on the news is a testament to what he and Eric achieved together). They've made some great memories for Canada. :(
Reply
:iconlivington-guy:
Livington-Guy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
My condoleances to him. It's such a shame his sport career goes so fast. :(
Reply
:iconladyilona1984:
LadyIlona1984 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Dear.... :(
Reply
:iconjedisenshi:
JediSenshi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yup, and he was coming of a very good year too.
Reply
:iconladyilona1984:
LadyIlona1984 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How did he die?
Reply
:iconjedisenshi:
JediSenshi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Eric had just taken Hickstead through a nearly faultless 13-fence course at the Rolex FEI World Cup in Verona, Italy, when the 15-year-old horse abruptly collapsed and died.
Reply
:iconladyilona1984:
LadyIlona1984 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorrry....
Reply
:iconceleryfallenangel:
CeleryFallenAngel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
they don't know. Eric and Hickstead had just finished their 4 fault round and he collpsed. That was the latest news . . .
Reply
:iconladyilona1984:
LadyIlona1984 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn....
Reply
:iconceleryfallenangel:
CeleryFallenAngel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah . . .
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
November 6, 2011
Image Size
65.2 KB
Resolution
490×267
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
985
Favourites
38 (who?)
Comments
18
Downloads
20
×