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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.
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sunnydelight18 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.
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JediSenshi Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Actually Showjumpers are better taken care of the racing Thoroughbreds.
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sunnydelight18 Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even so, they're still pushed too hard.
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:iconpercy16:
I loved that Stallion!!!! He was such a Beautiful horse
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littlehummingbirdy Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
I still cannot believe it.
Rest in peace dear hickstead....
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:iconmegelln:
Such a sad loss... My dad told me this morning, and I nearly couldn't beleve it :(
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ToryHartley Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:o I didn't know Hickstead pass away! :'( RIP
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derek-k 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. :(
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My condoleances to him. It's such a shame his sport career goes so fast. :(
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